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B.S., Union College
J.D., Brooklyn Law School
M.A.P.A., University of Virginia
Ph.D., University of Virginia

Clerked for Judges Matthew J. Jasen and Stewart F. Hancock Jr. of the New York State Court of Appeals. Held U.S. Supreme Court Judicial Fellowship. Served in U.S. Army Military Intelligence and Judge Advocate General's Corps. Joined Albany Law School in 1990. Has taught as a visiting professor at Syracuse University College of Law and the Maxwell School of Public Affairs. Author of "Streams of Tendency" on the New York Court:Ideological and Jurisprudential Patterns in the Judges' Voting and Opinions (W.S. Hein). Published recent articles on judicial decision making, state constitutional law, criminal and civil rights, legal ethics, and New York Court of Appeals. Founding editor-in-chief, Government, Law, & Policy Journal (New York State Bar Association). Editor, State Constitutional Commentary and director, The Center for Judicial Process.

Prof. Bonventre is also the author of New York Court Watcher, a blog devoted to commentary on developments at the Supreme Court, the New York Court of Appeals, and other state supreme courts nationwide. And he is the founder and Director of the Center for Judicial Process.

Many of his publications can be accessed at SSRN.​

Center for Judicial Process

​The Center for Judicial Process is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization devoted to the interdisciplinary research and study of courts and judges, including decision-making and voting, the judicial role and selection, and other facets of the judicial process. The Center's mission is to encourage such research and study and to provide a forum for publication.

The organization of the Center, as well as the research and study undertaken and published, is intended to be primarily the work of students. It is operated by a staff of students of Albany Law School, under the direction of Albany Law School Professor Vincent Martin Bonventre. The Center, however, welcomes law students and law-related graduate students nationwide to participate in the work of the Center and to contribute research and study of the judicial process for publication.

Ultimately, the Center's aim in encouraging and publishing judicial research and studies is to serve as a valuable educational resource for the academic community, public officials, journalists, and the public at large.

 

In the News

Justice Robert H. Jackson Distinguished Professor of Law Vincent Bonventre was quoted in the Spectrum News story, “Hochul's chief judge pick met with growing opposition,” on December 23, 2022.

Justice Robert H. Jackson Distinguished Professor of Law Vincent Bonventre was quoted in the Law.com story, “Progressives Definitely Did Not Want Him, Mixed Reactions to LaSalle as Chief Judge,” on December 23, 2022.

Justice Robert H. Jackson Distinguished Professor of Law Vincent Bonventre was quoted in Newsday story, “Hector LaSalle, former Suffolk prosecutor, nominated for New York chief judge,” on December 23, 2022.

Justice Robert H. Jackson Distinguished Professor of Law Vincent Bonventre was quoted in the Albany Times Union story, “Saratoga County DA lets gag order lapse, plans suit to stop talk of police shooting,” on December 23, 2022.

Justice Robert H. Jackson Distinguished Professor of Law Vincent Bonventre was quoted in the Newsday story, “Experts: Brian Benjamin case shows corruption is harder to prove,” on December 20, 2022.

President and Dean Alicia Ouellette ’94 was featured in and Justice Robert H. Jackson Distinguished Professor of Law Vincent Bonventre was quoted in the New York Focus story, “As Hochul’s Deadline Nears, Law Professors Urge Against ‘Activist Conservative’ for Chief Judge,” on December 19, 2022.

President and Dean Alicia Ouellette ’94 was featured in and Justice Robert H. Jackson Distinguished Professor of Law Vincent Bonventre was quoted in the Law.com story, “Hochul’s Choice Selections of Chief Judge May be Fraught with Political Complications Observers Say,” on December 13, 2022.

President and Dean Alicia Ouellette ’94 was featured in and Justice Robert H. Jackson Distinguished Professor of Law Vincent Bonventre was quoted in the New York Times story, “Hochul’s Big Choice: Picking New York’s Most Powerful Judge,” on December 12, 2022.

Justice Robert H. Jackson Distinguished Professor of Law Vincent Bonventre was quoted in the Newsday story, “Experts: Brian Benjamin case shows corruption is harder to prove,” on December 9, 2022.

President and Dean Alicia Ouellette ’94 was featured in and Justice Robert H. Jackson Distinguished Professor of Law Vincent Bonventre was quoted in the Law.com story, “A Superb Leader': Ouellette Brings a Broad-Based Resume, as High Court Litigator, Law School Leader,” on December 7, 2022.

Selected Achievements

Professor Vincent Bonventre is a judge for the MENSA national scholarship program. ​

​Professor Vincent Bonventre's co-edited book LIVING ON DEATH ROW: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF WAITING TO DIE received the Association of American Publishers 2019 PROSE Award, recognizing scholarly and professional excellence, in the category of Psychology.

Professor Vincent Bonventre is a judge for the MENSA national scholarship program. ​

​Professor Vincent Bonventre's co-edited book LIVING ON DEATH ROW: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF WAITING TO DIE received the Association of American Publishers 2019 PROSE Award, recognizing scholarly and professional excellence, in the category of Psychology.