Summer in Government Faculty

Summer in Government Faculty


  Rose Mary Bailly is Executive Director of the New York State Law Revision Commission and Special Counsel to the Aging Law & Policy Program of the Government Law Center of Albany Law School. She is also the editor of the Patrick J. Borchers and David L. Markell, New York State Administrative Procedure and Practice, and Editor-in-Chief of the Government Law and Policy Journal. She is the author of West's Practice Commentaries to New York's Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law, and a column on guardianship for Victimization of the Elderly and Disabled, a journal on prevention of abuse, mistreatment and neglect. She is the co-author with Elizabeth Loewy, J.D., of FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION OF THE ELDERLY (Civic Research Institute, Inc., 2007), and is an Associate Editor of, and contributing author to, GUARDIANSHIP PRACTICE IN NEW YORK (Robert Abrams, Esq., ed.-in-chief 1997, Supp 2004).

Bailly is a member of the American Bar Association's Real Property and Probate Section, the New York State Bar Association's Elder Law Section, and an honorary member of the board of editors of the New York State Bar Journal. A Fellow of the Brookdale Center on Aging of Hunter College, she is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law, where she was a member and a Commentary Editor of the Fordham Law Review.

An Adjunct Professor of Law at Albany Law School, she teaches New York Administrative Law, Elder Law and Guardianship Practice.


 Robert Batson, Government Lawyer in Residence, Government Law Center of Albany Law School, teaches classes in American Indian Law and coordinates the field placement/externship component of the Summer in Government Program. He previously worked for several agencies of New York State, where he coordinated the state's dealings with various Indian nations, and also worked in the areas of municipal and administrative law.



Kenneth Bond has more than 30 years as bond counsel/underwriters counsel for municipalities and school districts in New York state, specializing in infrastructure, economic development, energy and deficit financing, and management of public funds and debt. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Municipal Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, chair of the Public Finance Committee of the Section of State and Local Government Law of the American Bar Association, secretary of the Municipal Forum of New York, Inc., trustee of the Citizens Budget Commission, fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel.

Bond, an Adjunct Professor of Albany Law School, teaches State and Local Finance and a member of the Advisory Board of the Government Law Center of Albany Law School. He earned his B.A. Johns Hopkins (1969), J.D. University of California, Hastings College of the Law (1972), and LL.M. New York University Law School (1974).


Suzanne Dugan , Special Counsel for Ethics for the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC), provides guidance to officers and employees of OSC— as well as the State Comptroller—on all aspects of ethics laws, rules and regulations deriving from the Public Officers Law, the Executive Law, the Comptroller's Executive Orders, the Office's policies and procedures, and other relevant sources.

Prior to joining OSC, Dugan was the Acting Executive Director and Counsel to the former New York State Ethics Commission, where she served as an attorney for 14 years. She is a frequent lecturer at conferences and forums on government ethics. She previously served as a Court Attorney with the Appellate Division, Third Department of the New York State Supreme Court, and as an administrator at Albany Law School, where she currently serves as an adjunct professor teaching Government Ethics.


Robert Freeman, Executive Director of the New York State Committee on Open Government, has worked for the Committee since its creation in 1974 and was appointed executive director in 1976. He received his law degree from New York University and a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Freeman has addressed numerous government related organizations, bar associations, media groups and has lectured at various colleges and universities. He has also spoken on open government laws and concepts throughout the United States, as well as Canada, the far east, Latin America and eastern Europe. As an Adjunct Professor Law at Albany Law School, he has taught the only course in an U.S. law school on public access to government information, Access to Government (2 credits).

He is the recipient of numerous honors, the most recent of which is the New York State Government Award for Excellence presented by the New York State Forum for Information Resource Management.