Professor Sarah Rogerson received the Immigration Advocate Award from the Solidarity Committee of the Capital District in September 2019.
Professor Patrick Connors' scholarship has been cited in numerous reported decisions from the New York and Federal Courts in 2019, including the New York Court of Appeals, Appellate Division, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Professor Sarah Rogerson received the Solidarity Committee of the Capital District's Immigration Advocate Award in September 2019.
Professor Sarah Rogerson received the Kimberly A. Troisi-Paton Leadership Award at the Capital District Women's Bar Association's annual installation dinner on June 4, 2019.
Professor Melissa Breger's NEW YORK LAW OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE was cited by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in Barrera v. Graham (January 2019).
Professor Melissa Breger's article "Reforming by Re-Norming: How the Legal System Has the Potential to Change a Toxic Culture of Domestic Violence" (44 Notre Dame Journal of Legislation) was selected to be reprinted in the 2019 Edition of WOMEN AND THE LAW (Thomson Reuters).
Professor Patrick Connors was appointed by New York State Bar Association President Michael Miller to serve as a member of the NYSBA Task Force on the New York Bar Exam.
The Immigration Law Clinic, directed by Professor Sarah Rogerson, received a national honorable mention by the Clinical Legal Education Association in the category of Excellence in a Public Interest Case or Project. The recognition was for the clinic's role in the Detention Outreach Project.
Associate Dean Rosemary Queenan's scholarship was cited in The School Psychologist article"Association of Summer Extended School Year Services and Academic Regression" (Division 16, American Psychological Association Spring 2019).
Professor Evelyn Tenenbaum's scholarship "Can Civil Lawsuits Stem the Tide of Direct-to-Consumer Marketing of Unproven Stem Cell Interventions" (npj Regenerative Medicine 2018) was selected to be listed in a special collection of Nature Partner Journals articles. All of the articles support the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.
Professor Melissa Breger received Albany Law School's Excellence in Scholarship Award on May 24, 2019.
Professor Stephen Clark received Albany Law School's Excellence in Service Award on May 24, 2019.
Professor Jenean Taranto received Albany Law School's Excellence in Teaching Award on May 24, 2019.
The Immigration Law Clinic, directed by Professor Sarah Rogerson, is part of a group that will receive the New York State Academy for Public Administration's 2019 Public Service Excellence Award on May 20 for its immigration reform collaboration at the Albany County Correctional Facility.
Professor Michael Hutter received the President's Award from the Schenectady County Bar Association on May 16, 2019.
Professor Sarah Rogerson received the Association of American Law Schools' Section on Clinical Legal Education's prestigious M. Shanara Gilbert Award at the Clinical Legal Education Conference in San Francisco, Calif., on May 5, 2019.
Professor Melissa Breger's co-authored treatise, NEW YORK LAW OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, was cited by the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands in the decision Gayanich v. Gayanich.
Professor Ray Brescia was named a 2019 academic fellow of the Pound Civil Justice Institute, a national legal think tank that works to ensure access to justice for citizens and provide a balanced view of the issues affecting the U.S. civil justice system.
Professor Donna Young was named a joint faculty member at the University at Albany's Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
Professor Sarah Rogerson received the Immigrant Excellence Award at the New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators' annual legislative conference in Albany on February 17, 2019.
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.
Associate Dean Connie Mayer was appointed to the New York Court of Appeals Advisory Committee on Skills and Values in January 2019.
Professor Anthony Paul Farley was elected to the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) Board of Governors at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting in January 2019.
Professor Christian Sundquist was elected Chair-Elect of the Evidence Section, Chair-Elect of the Minority Groups Section, and an Executive Board member of the Associate Deans Section at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting in January 2019.
Professor Peter Halewood was named incoming Chair of the AALS Section on International Human Rights at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting in New Orleans, January 2-6, 2019.
President & Dean Alicia Ouellette was elected Chair-Elect of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Law School Deans. She will serve as the section's Chair starting in 2020.
Professor Mary A. Lynch's blog, Best Practices for Legal Education, was named to the ABA Journal's Blawg Hall of Fame, Class of 2018. Best Practices had previously appeared several times on the ABA Journal Blawg 100, an annual list of the top blogs for a legal audience.
Professor Ray Brescia was named to the transition committee for incoming New York Attorney General Letitia James in November 2018.
Professor Melissa Breger's treatise NEW YORK LAW OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE was cited in the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands' opinion in Gayanich v. Gayanich.
Professor Evelyn Tenenbaum's article, "Bartering for a Compatible Kidney Using Your Incompatible Live Kidney Donor," was cited in Clanton v. U.S.,2018 U.S.Dist.LEXIS126047, by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.
Professor Michael Hutter has been appointed by the president of the New York State Bar Association to the State Bar's Committee on Communications and Publications.
Professor Ira Mark Bloom, Justice David Josiah Brewer Distinguished Professor of Law, has become a life member of the American Law Institute.
President & Dean Alicia Ouellette's co-authored paper, "U.S. Medical Schools' Compliance With the Americans With Disabilities Act: Findings From a National Study," received the 2018 Best Research Paper Award at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine's Annual Spring Conference on May 7, 2018.
Professor Patrick Connors' scholarship continues to be cited in numerous reported decisions, with over 20 such citations from the New York and federal courts in 2017-18, including the New York Court of Appeals and Appellate Division.
Associate Dean Rosemary Queenan was selected to serve as the 2018-2019 Chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Student Services.
Professor Evelyn Tenenbaum’s article,“Revitalizing Informed Consent and Protecting Patient Autonomy: An Appeal to Abandon Objective Causation,” was quoted in the concurring opinion in People v. Lee, 2017 IL App (1st) 151652 (2017), an Illinois Appellate Court decision.
Professor Evelyn Tenenbaum’s article,“Bartering for a Compatible Kidney Using Your Incompatible Live Kidney Donor: Legal and Ethical Issues Relating to Kidney Chains,” was included in a 2016 compilation by the Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal “of the most important and timely articles on computers, technology and the law.”
Professor Edward De Barbieri and the Community Development Clinic were featured inInnovate 518’s “Partner Spotlight” on October 30, 2017.
Professor Ira Bloom, Justice David Josiah Brewer Distinguished Professor of Law, finalized the proposed legislation for the New York Trust Code in the summer of 2017. He also worked on crafting the legislation for the New York Directed Trust Act.
Professor Michael Hutter was recognized by the Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association and the Judges of the Northern District of New York for his pro bono service at an awards ceremony at the James T. Foley Courthouse on July 12, 2017.
Professor Lianne Pinchuk received the Trailblazer Award from the Albany County Bar Association Attorneys in Public Service Committee on June 15, 2017.
Professor Nancy Maurer's co-edited book series DISABILITY LAW AND PRACTICE (New York State Bar Association) (with Simeon Goldman) received the Award of Professional Excellence from the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA). The award was in the publication category of the ACLEA's 2017 Best Awards.
Professor Lianne Pinchuk was honored by the United Tenants of Albany for her previous work providing direct legal services to the city’s tenants on June 7, 2017.
Professor Nancy Maurer was recognized at the Disability Rights New York Annual Meeting in May 2017; an original board member, she is stepping down after 30 years of service.
Professor Ray Brescia,with assistance from six first-year students, co-authored amicus briefs recently filed in two U.S. Courts of Appeals on behalf of 165 members of Congress. The briefs argued that the Trump administration's executive order limiting travel from six predominantly Muslim countries was “vastly overbroad.”
Professor Melissa Breger was invited to join the New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition based in New York City. She will present to the coalition in June.
Professor Evelyn Tenenbaum was selected to serve on the Institutional Review Board of Policy Research Associates, Inc.
President & Dean Alicia Ouellette was elected to the executive committee of the Association of American Law Schools Deans Section in March 2017.
Professor Ray Brescia,with assistance from six first-year students, co-authored an amicus brief filed on behalf of 167 members of Congress opposing the Trump administration’s immigration executive order.
Professor Michael Hutter was recognized by New York Chief Judge Janet DiFiore for his work as reporter to the newly formed OCA Evidence Committee in her annual State of the Judiciary speech on February 22, 2017.