In the News

In the News

  • ​Professor Vin Bonventre joined Susan Arbetter, host of "Capitol Pressroom," to preview the upcoming Supreme Court term on October 2, 2015.

  • Professor Michael Hutter's evidence column, "Impeachment of Witnesses and Out-of-Court Hearsay Declarants," was published by the New York Law Journal on October 1, 2015.

  • President & Dean Alicia Ouellette, alongside UAlbany President Robert Jones, joined TWC News' "Capital Tonight" on September 30, 2015 to discuss Albany Law School's affiliation with University at Albany.

  • Professor Stephen Gottlieb's commentary, "Who We Work To Support," was heard on WAMC's Northeast Report on September 29, 2015.

  • Professor Ray Brescia's op-ed, "Fighting Social Change, and Hiding Behind Religion," was published by The Huffington Post on September 23, 2015.
  • ​Professor Patrick Connors' column, "Article 16: the Rubik's Cube of the CPLR," appeared in the New York Law Journal on September 23, 2015.

  • Professor Stephen Gottlieb's commentary, "Hillary," was heard on WAMC's Northeast Report on September 22, 2015.

  • Professor Michael Hutter was quoted in the article "Attorneys for Patrick Kane and his accuser seek resolution, sources say," in the Chicago Tribune on September 17, 2015.

  • ​Professor Donna Young was quoted in the Times Union's recap of "Bridging the Gap: Police and Community Relations," a panel discussion held at Albany Law School on September 16, 2015.

  • Time Warner Cable News' coverage of the panel discussion "Bridging the Gap: Police and Community Relations" featured Professor Christian Sundquist, who moderated the forum at Albany Law School. Air date: September 17, 2015.

  • Assistant Dean of Career Services Mary Walsh Fitzpatrick was featured in Albany Business Review's "People on the Move" section on September 16, 2015.

  • Professor Vincent Bonventre appeared with Fred Dicker on Talk 1300 WGDJ-AM to talk about what is and isn't in the U.S. Constitution on September 16, 2015. "The Constitution is not and was never intended to be a catalog of rights," he said.

  • Professor Stephen Gottlieb's commentary, "This Campaign Makes Me Nostalgic for the Draft," was heard on WAMC's Northeast Report on September 15, 2015.

  • Professor Ray Brescia wrote about Amazon-style working conditions and the path to a fulfilling career in the law in an op-ed for The Huffington Post on September 11, 2015.

  • Professor Stephen Gottlieb's latest commentary, "Realism About Middle Eastern Priorities," was heard on WAMC's Northeast Report on September 8, 2015.

  • ​Professor Christine Chung joined Time Warner Cable News' Capital Tonight on September 8, 2015 to discuss Puerto Rico's debt crisis and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to help the commonwealth.

  • Professor Michael Hutter was quoted in Politico New York's "Public Law Report: Judicial selection 'charade'; Cuomo talks executive order" on September 4, 2015. “The thing is, with the party bosses selecting, you know they’re not going on who is the best qualified; they’re doing it for political reasons," he said.

  • ​Professor Donna Young was quoted in the article "Businessman Harreld: I'll answer doubts" in the Des Moines Register on September 3, 2015. “Universities are not corporations," she said in response to the situation at the University of Iowa, where the appointment of J. Bruce Harreld as president has been met with scrutiny. "They are academic institutions with a mission to educate students for the common good. When universities are run like corporations ... that mission often gets lost."

  • Professor Patrick Connors was quoted in the article "Replaying years of racing: Retired announcer Tom Durkin meets with fans, talks Travers and career" in the Saratogian Horse Racing on August 30, 2015.

  • ​Professor Patrick Connors was mentioned in the article "NY Fan Forum: Improve Customer Service" in the Blood-Horse on August 30, 2015.

  • Professor Vincent Bonventre on August 20 spoke on Fred Dicker’s talk radio regarding the Glendon Scott Crawford case and the legal issues surrounding the topless but painted women in Times Square.

  • Professor Stephen Gottlieb spoke to Alan Chartock at WAMC on the Vox Pop program on August 18 regarding legal issues that will come out of the presidential race.

  • Proessor Michael Hutter appeared on WAMC for Dave Lucas on August 18 for a segment titled, After Recent Fox News Debate, Albany Law Grad Megyn Kelly In The Spotlight.

    Professor Hutter said of Kelly while she attended the law school: "She really had the trial chops of a seasoned trial lawyer. I always viewed her as going on to be the next great female trial lawyer in the country. I never saw her going into broadcast journalism.

  • Professor Bonventre delivers CLE for the NYS Bar Association: "Supreme Court Wrap-up".

  • ​Professor Bonventre appeared on Talk 1300 Radio to discuss the federal crime of Making False Statements (18 USC 1001) - for which numerous celebrities (Martha Stewart) and officials (Senators Sampson & Libous) have been prosecuted and convicted.

  • ​Professor Vincent Bonventre appeared on Capital Tonight to discuss the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act on June 25, 2015.

  • ​Mary Lynch, co-president of the Clinical Legal Education Association and a professor at Albany Law School, warned Monday that dropping the pay ban would “structurally change” externships. Now, employers compensate law student externs by sharing their knowledge and supervision. Pay could erode the quality of that experience, she said.

    The proposal calls for law schools to maintain records on student externships for periodic review by the ABA. But Lynch said it’s unlikely law schools would have the resources to closely monitor paid externships. “You have an increase in the number of field placements, but law schools aren’t going to be hiring many more faculty to supervise them,” she said.

    From the article "Plan to Allow Paid Law Student Externships Advances in ABA" in The National Law Journal on June 9, 2015.

  • ​Professor Timothy Lytton was interviewed about food and cosmetic safety regulation by the South Korean “Morning Wave in Busan” radio program on June 2, 2015.

  • ​Professor Ray Brescia wrote an op-ed on "Legal Aid Jobs Await Law School Graduates" for The National Law Journal on June 1, 2015.

  • ​"He's been an extraordinarily active judge when it comes to administrative matters and putting the force and effect of the judicial branch behind reforms," said Albany Law School professor Vincent Bonventre, an expert on the Court of Appeals. "He certainly has had his hand in really moving the Court of Appeals so that it has been in the forefront of the entire country on lots of different issues."

    From the article "Lippman leaving liberal legacy on Cuomo-dominated court" in the Albany Times Union on May 24, 2015.

  • ​Professor Timothy Lytton was interviewed extensively for the article "FSMA Readiness: Litigation, Insurance, and Safeguards" in Food Safety News on May 11, 2015.

  • ​But even with a written policy, it's not that easy for nursing homes to figure out when consent to sex is really valid, says Evelyn Tenenbaum, a professor of law at Albany Law School and bioethics professor at Albany Medical College.

    "For example, suppose you have a couple and the woman believes that the man she's seeing is her husband," says Tenenbaum. "Then she consents to a sexual relationship. Is that really consent if she doesn't understand who he is and that she's not married to him?"

    Sometimes in such cases, nursing homes will defer to the wishes of the resident's family, says Tenenbaum.

    "On the other hand, nursing homes are required to take care of the psychosocial needs of their residents," says Tenenbaum. "Whether psychosocial needs would include sexual relationships is a question."

    From a piece on "Can A Person With Dementia Consent To Sex?" for NPR's All Things Considered on April 22, 2015.

  • ​"The goal for students in clinic is to give them transferrable skills that they’ll be able to take into a profession," says Sarah Rogerson, director of the Albany Law School Clinic & Justice Center.

    From the article "Albany Law expanding clinics to give students hands-on experience" in the Albany Business Review on April 22, 2015.

  • ​Professor Sarah Rogerson was interviewed for the segment "Director Discusses New Immigration Law Clinic" that aired on WAMC Northeast Public Radio on April 21, 2015.

  • ​Professor Sarah Rogerson was a guest on The Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter to dicuss New York state's role in immigration assistance on Feb. 24, 2015.

  • ​"The current fight over where the case should be heard reflects the parties' beliefs of where they would do better," Albany Law School Professor Timothy Lytton said Tuesday. Lytton has studied legal actions against gun companies across the country and he said any presumptions on which jurisdiction would be better for either party is unclear.

    "The gun manufacturer believes they will do better in federal court while (the families) believe they would do better before a state judge but that is by no means a foregone conclusion," Lytton said. "There have been federal judges who have looked favorably on these gun lawsuits just as there have been state judges all over the country who have dismissed these cases."

    From the article "Sandy Hook Families Want Gun Lawsuit Moved Back To State Court" in the Hartford Courant on Feb. 17, 2015.

  • ​"There are just a million variables," said Ray Brescia, an Albany Law School professor and director of its Government Law Center. "It hinges on the assessment of the strength of each case, and potential litigation costs. You could also have a government entity that just has a lesser appetite to litigate a matter, and they'd much rather pay a settlement than have the case drag out in court."

    From the article "Nassau's lawsuit payouts total $101.5M over 8-year period - nearly three times Suffolk's $37.4M" in Newsday on Feb. 14, 2015.

  • Professor Vincent Bonventre was interviewed for the NPR segment "Court of Appeals Back on Track, After Lengthy Vacancies" on Feb. 12, 2015.

  • ​Professor Vincent Bonventre was a guest on Talk 1300 radio, discussing Court of Appeals appointments with host Fred Dicker on Feb. 9, 2015.

  • ​Among the speakers Tuesday were Mary Lynch, an Albany Law School professor who is co-president of the national Clinical Legal Education Association. She said her group is worried that adopting the UBE would force New York law schools to divert resources from clinics where students receive practical, hands-on lawyering skills to courses that would better prepare students for the test.

    Lynch said she feared that law schools would weigh admissions more heavily toward students who do well on the LSAT exam because they have shown proficiency at answering multiple-choice questions, which are found more frequently on the UBE.

    "There are too many unanswered questions," she said.

    From the article "State Bar Worries UBE Could Devalue 'Gold Standard'" in the New York Law Journal on Feb. 4, 2015.

  • ​Vincent Bonventre, a professor at Albany Law School who closely follows the Court of Appeals, said Justice Fahey was a safe choice for the governor because of his experience. “He certainly has a reputation for being collegial and I imagine he will have no problem getting through,” he said.

    From the article "Cuomo Selects Another Democrat for New York’s Highest Court" in The New York Times on Jan. 15, 2015.

  • Professor Evelyn Tenenbaum's approach to her courses was highlighted in the ABA's January Student Lawyer magazine. For several paragraphs, the piece talked about her requirement for students to arrange for five field trips in the Applied Health Law Policy course.