Faculty Recognition

​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.

​Professor Shahrokh Falati was elected to be the 2017 President of the Eastern NY Intellectual Property Law Association.

​Professor Melissa Breger was appointed to the New York State CLE Board by Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence Marks.

Professor Anthony Paul Farley, James Campbell Matthews Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence, was elected as a member of the American Law Institute in January 2017.

​Professor Ira Bloom, Justice David Josiah Brewer Distinguished Professor of Law, was the law school's representative to the AALS House of Representatives in San Francisco, Calif., in January 2017.

​Professor Peter Halewood was elected Secretary of the AALS Section on International Human Rights at the January 2017 AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

​Professor Keith Hirokawa was named Distinguished Environmental Scholar by Vermont Law School as part of its 2017 Distinguished Summer Scholars in residency program.

​Professor Anthony Paul Farley's workinspired "Destruction," a theater production by M. Lamar.

​Professor Mary A. Lynch's blog, Best Practices for Legal Education, was named to the ABA Journal's Blawg 100 for 2016.

Professor Donna Young attended the semi-annual meeting of Committee A of the AAUP in Washington, D.C. on October 28, 2016.

Professor Sarah Rogerson was honored at the Legal Aid Society's 2016 Pro Bono Publico Awards in New York City on October 26, 2016.

Professor Keith Hirokawa wasnamed Scholar of the Month by the UNC Center for Climate, Energy, Environment and Economics (CE3) for October 2016.

​Professor Michael Hutter, who serves as special counsel to Powers & Santola, LLP, was named in the 2017 edition of "The Best Lawyers in America" in the field of Appellate Practice.

Professor Melissa Breger was reappointed for a two-year term as a member of the Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department’s Office of Attorneys for Children Advisory Committee. The reappointment commences August 1, 2016.

Professor Patrick Connors, the Albert and Angela Farone Distinguished Professor of Law, was appointed as a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar.

Professor Michael Hutter was appointed to serve as Reporter to New York's new Judicial Advisory Committee on Evidence on July 25, 2016.​

Professor Michael Hutter was invited to serve on the Board of Editors of the New York State Bar Association Journal on July 5, 2016.

President & Dean Alicia Ouellette was presented with the Capital District Women's Bar Association's Hon. Judith S. Kaye Distinguished Attorney Member Award — the chapter's highest award given to a member — on June 7, 2016.

Professor Sarah Rogerson was appointed to the New York State Bar Association's Committee on Children and the Law on June 1, 2016.

​Professor Melissa Breger received Albany Law School's Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching on May 20, 2016.

​Associate Dean for Student Affairs Rosemary Queenan received Albany Law School's Faculty Award for Excellence in Service on May 20, 2016.

​Professor Christian Sundquist received Albany Law School's Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship on May 20, 2016.

Professor Peter Halewood was a primary organizer on a Collaborative Venture Fund grant to fund a joint conference with the UAlbany Liberal Studies program, "The Politics of Difference and the Threshold of Law: A Collaborative Conference in Law and the Humanities," to be held at the law school April 8-9, and is on the conference program committee. He also helped organize the Venture Fund grant to assist in obtaining funding for international human rights research collaborations between UAlbany and the law school.

Professor Donna Young was appointed to the AAUP’s Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure. Committee A is the AAUP’s national committee that promotes principles of academic freedom, tenure, and due process in higher education through the development of policy documents and reports relating to these subjects and the application of those principles to particular situations that are brought to its attention. 2015 to Present.

​Professor Melissa Breger was invited to join the Editorial Advisory Board for a new journal being launched through Addleton Academic Publishers entitled Sociology and Social Work.

Professor Melissa Breger was invited to review and critique a manuscript for inclusion in the open access journal LAWS, published quarterly by MDPI in Basel, Switzerland.

​Professor Melissa Breger's works were cited in eight statutes (two in Michigan, six in New York) in 2015.

Professor Mary Lynch's blog, "Best Practices for Legal Education," again earned a spot in the ABA Journal's Blawg 100, an annual list of the top blogs for a legal audience.

Professor Peter Halewood was the lead at Albany Law School on the $1.6 million USAID grant obtained by the UAlbany Global Institute of Health and Human Rights, announced Oct. 19, 2015, to provide human rights training in the Middle East.

​Professor Sarah Rogerson was named to the new Advisory Council on Immigration Issues in Family Court by Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence Marks on October 5, 2015.

​​Professor Lynch was named co-president of the board of directors for the national Clinical Legal Education Association.

​President Andrews was honored with the Inaugural Peter Pryor Pioneer Award by the Capital District Black and Hispanic Bar Association.

​Professor Patrick M. Connors will be a Visiting Scholar in Residence at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in the Fall of 2015.

​President Andrews was named to Lawyers of Color's Fourth Annual Power List Issue.

​Professor Lynch's "Best Practices for Legal Education" blog won first place in the ABA Journal Blawg 100’s Careers / Law School category.

Professor Dale Margolin Cecka, No Chance to Prove Themselves: The Rights of Mentally Disabled Parents Under the Americans with Disabilities Act and State Law, 15 Va. J. Soc. Poly & L. 112 (2007) was cited by the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Iowas Court of Appeals. In re Hicks/Brown 2016 WL 1650104 (Mich. Ct. App. 2016); In re: J.L., 868 N.W.2d 462 (Iowa App. 2015).

​Professor Lynch began her co-presidency of the national Clinical Legal Education Association.

​Professor Heverly was elected chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Internet and Computer Law.

Professor Peter Halewood was appointed to Affiliated Faculty, UAlbany Global Institute for Health and Human Rights, January 2015.

​Connie Mayer was named Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

​Professor Young is the Founding President, Albany Law School AAUP Chapter, 2013-2014.

Professor Brescia was appointed to Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan's blue ribbon panel on rail oil safety.

​Professor Redwood’s book Love Beneath the Napalm (University of Notre Dame Press), a collection of short stories, was reviewed in the May/June 2014 issue of the American Book Review.

​​Professor Young was the recipient of the 2014 Faculty Excellence in Service Award.

Professor Tenenbaum was appointed to the Ethics Review Committee at Albany Medical College.

Professor Redwood's book "Love Beneath the Napalm" was a finalist for the Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Award in the Short Stories category.

Dean Andrews was recently named to Lawyers of Color's Third Annual Power List Issue.

Dean Andrews is an editor of the newly launched African Law eJournal, distributed by the Social Science Research Network and sponsored by The University of California Irvine School of Law.