Women's Law Caucus

Annual Domestic Violence Vigil

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

The Women's Law Caucus of Albany Law School invites the community to attend its annual candlelight vigil to honor and remember those who have died due to domestic violence, celebrate those who survive and thrive, and connect with others who support the cause of raising public awareness about the issue of domestic violence.

The vigil will take place in the East Foyer.

Past events

"Saving Face" Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion

WHEN: March 6, 2013

WHERE: Albany Law School

From the documentary's website:

“Every year in Pakistan, many people – the majority of them women – are known to be victimized by brutal acid attacks, while numerous other cases go unreported. With little or no access to reconstructive surgery, survivors are physically and emotionally scarred. Many reported assailants, often a husband or someone else known by the victim, receive minimal if any punishment from the state.”

Panelists:

Ali Chaudry '10, Assistant Counsel, Office of the Majority Counsel, New York State Senate

Professor Alexandra Harrington, Visiting Professor of Law, Albany Law School

Professor Sarah Rogerson, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Family Violence Litigation Clinic & Immigration Project, Albany Law School

Gwen Wright, Acting Executive Director, New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

Moderator: Professor Mary Lynch, Clinical Professor of Law, Director, Center for Excellence in Law Teaching, and Director, Domestic Violence Prosecution Hybrid Clinic, Albany Law School

Annual Domestic Violence Vigil

WHEN: Oct. 23, 2012

WHERE: Outside Albany Law School, on the corner of New Scotland and Holland avenues. Parking is available in the main lot outside of the law school; please enter on Holland Avenue. (Rain location: East Foyer)

The Women’s Law Caucus of Albany Law School invites the community to attend its Annual Candlelight Vigil to honor and remember those who have died due to domestic violence, celebrate those who survive and thrive, and connect with others who support the cause of raising public awareness about the issue of domestic violence.

For more information, contact Kathleen EversChair, Women's Law Caucus.

Judicial Panel Program 

WHEN:  Oct. 22, 2012

WHERE:  Albany Law School

A panel of women judges from different levels of the judiciary led a roundtable discussion exploring the recent findings from the Center for Women and Government's 2012 report on the status of women in state and federal courts in New York state. The judges will also discuss their path to the bench and issues pertaining to gender diversity. 

See Report Here

Judges included:

     Hon. Karen Peters, Presiding Justice, Appellate Division, Third Department
     Hon. Leslie Stein '81, Associate Justice, Appellate Division, Third Department
     Hon. Ann Crowell '92, Fourth Judicial District Supreme Court Justice
     Hon. Christine Clark '96, Schenectady County Family Court Judge
     Hon. Helena Heath-Roland, Albany City Court Judge

Moderator: Dina Refki, Executive Director, Center for Women in Government and Civil Society

This program was jointly sponsored by Albany Law School's Women’s Law Caucus, the Capital District Women’s Bar Association Judicial Task Force and Diversity and Gender Fairness Committee, and the American Constitution Society.