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Faculty Presentations

May 2021

Professor Johar joined the Capital District Women’s Bar Association Committee on the Judiciary.

Professor Johar is an appointed member of the State of New York Supreme Court's Committee on Character and Fitness of the Appellate Division, Third Department.

April 2021

Professor Mary Lynch will present at Rutgers 2021 Symposium, Prosecutors, Power, and Racial Injustice: Building an Anti-Racist Prosecutorial System.  The Symposium will be conducted virtually on April 9, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

March 2021

​Professor David Walker will be speaking with Sue Zago from UNH Law and Jan Fleckenstein from Syracuse Law at the NELLCO Symposium on March 18, 2021. The topic is "Back to Normal: Law Libraries after the pandemic."

February 2021

​Professor Michael Hutter was appointed to the NY State Commission on Judicial Nomination by Senator Robert G. Ort, which Commission screens and determines the nominees for the Court of Appeals; reappointed to the Town of Bethlehem Ethics Board by the Bethlehem Town Board, and then elected Chair by the Ethics Board; and appointed as Chair of the NYSBA Trial Lawyers Section Trial Evidence Committee by Betty Lugo.

​Professor Christine Sgarlata Chung's pieces, Municipal  Bankruptcy,  Essential  Municipal Services, and Taxpayers' Voice, 24 WIDENER L.J.43, 71 (2015) and Government  Budgets  as  the  Hunger  Games: The Brutal Competition for State and Local Government Resources Given Municipal Securities  Debt,  Pension  and  OBEP  Obligations,  and  Taxpayer  Needs,  33 REV.BANKING &FIN.L.663, 695 (2014) were cited in Clayton P. Gillette, How Cities Fail: Service Delivery Insolvency and Municipal Bankruptcy, 2019 Mich. St. L. Rev. 1211 (2020).

​Professor Melissa Breger's publication "Corporal Punishment, Social Norms and Norm Cascades: Examining Cross-National Laws and Trends in Homes Across the Globe," has been accepted for inclusion at the 2021 Law and Society Annual Meeting, which will be held in virtually May 27-30, 2021.

​President and Dean Alicia Ouellette presented on "The New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Program:  Priorities and Implementation" as part of panel for the NY City Bar Association on February 9, 2021.  

​Professor Christine Sgarlata Chung's article "Rising Tides and Rearranging Deckchairs: How Climate Change is Reshaping Infrastructure Finance and Threatening to Sink Municipal Budgets" was included in the curriculum for Professor Madison Condon's course, Climate Risk & Financial Institutions, at the Boston University School of Law.

January 2021

​Deans Rosemary Queenan and Mary Walsh Fitzpatrick presented Story of Self: Professional Identity Formation & Well-Being on January 6, 2021 Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting (Section on Student Services Joint Program)

​Christian Sundquist (as Chair) oversaw the Clyde Ferguson and Derrick Bell, Jr. Award presentations for the Section on Minority Groups on at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting January 9, 2021.

​Professor Christian Sundquist presented White Terror, Then and Now: the Future of Race and Racism on January 6, 2021 at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting (Minority Groups Section).

​Professor Christian Sundquist moderated the Unregulated Evidence panel on January 8, 2021 from Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting (Section on Evidence).

​Professor Christine Sgarlata Chung presented on Theory Meets Policy Part II: What Can Securities Regulation Contribute to Environmental Law, and Vice Versa? on January 5, 2021 at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting (Section on Env. Law and Securities Regulation Joint Program).

​Professor Keith Hirokawa presented The Essential Environmental Law Curriculum for the Next Generation as part of the A Roundtable Series for Environmental Law Faculty on the Future of Legal Education virtually at Vermont Law School on January 28, 2021.

October 2020

​Professor Evelyn Tenenbaum will present, "Reassessing Consent to Intimate Sexual Relations Among Nursing Home Residents with Dementia," at the ASBH (American Society for Bioethics and Humanities) Conference (held virtually) on October 15-18, 2020.

September 2020

​Professor Dr. Alexandra Harrington presented Master Class in Climate Law, Governance and the Treaty Design, presented on September 26, 2020 at the online Climate Leadership Momentum and Ambition Climate Networking Conference hosted by the Green Economics Institute.

​Professor Dr. Alexandra Harrington presented Water security and climate change law in Europe, presented at September 21, 2020 at the Civil Servants School 2020: Climate Change training session for Central Asian civil servants, hosted by the German-Kazak University.

​Professor Michael Hutter lectured at the NYS Judicial Institute Annual Program for Newly Elected State Court Judges, Annual Summer Sessions and Lunch and Learn Programs on evidence related topics.

​Professor Ted de Barbieri was appointed Secretary of Association of American Law Schools Section on Community Economic Development, and member of Executive Committee of Association of American Law Schools Section on Real Estate Transactions.