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Numerous faculty members have been considerably active during the month of July, providing CLE trainings to attorneys, serving on public panels, conducting workshops, and much more. Below is a partial list for the month to date.
President & Dean Ouellette
joined NYSBA's "Miranda Warnings" podcast to discuss the latest news at
Albany Law and the current state of legal education. The episode can be
obtained on iTunes and the Miranda Warnings website.
GLC Director Ayers
participated on the panel "State Constitutions in the Era of a More
Conservative Supreme Court" at the Rockefeller Institute of Government
in Albany, N.Y., on July 19. The event was co-presented by the Government Law Center at Albany Law School and the Rockefeller Institute of Government.
Professor Bloom has become a life member of the American Law Institute after 25 years.
Professor Breger was reappointed to the Third Department's Office of Attorneys for Children Advisory Committee for a two-year term, effective August 1, 2018.
Professor Patrick Connors presented in Wicklow, Ireland, an ethics update, a CPLR update, and "GO! MOVE! SHIFT! Summary Judgment in the Wake of Rodriguez vs City of New York" at the NYSBA Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section's summer meeting on July 23, 2018.
Professor Hutter gave a CLE to the Albany County Bar Association in June addressing recent New York evidence decisions and their impact on civil litigation. He also: gave webinars sponsored by the NYS Judicial Institute for state judges discussing evidence developments and conflicts among the Appellate Division departments regarding evidence, civil practice, and insurance law issues; and spoke at programs sponsored by the National Law Foundation, providing a primer on electronic and digital evidence for a national audience, and a "New York Torts Update" for New York practitioners. He published "Review
of Privileged Documents in Trial and Deposition Preparation of
Witnesses in New York: When, if Ever, Will the Privilege be Lost?" in 38 Pace Law Review.
Professors Lynch and Maurer presented a "Best Practices in Supervising Law Students" CLE to 11 prosecutors from three counties in the Capital Region as part of the Domestic Violence Prosecution Hybrid Clinic program on July 17.
Professor Rogerson participated on a panel about refugees and immigration in New York State on July 17. That discussion will be televised at a later date on WCNY's "Connect: NY." Professor Rogerson also has been invited to join WAMC's "The Roundtable" as a regular panelist! Her first show will be on Monday, July 30.
Dean Queenan co-presented on "The ABA and the ADA: How Law School Learning Outcomes Can Form the Basis for Assessing Reasonable Accommodation Requests" at the 2nd Annual National Association of Law Student Affairs Professionals Conference, held at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, on June 29.
Dean Ouellette and Professors Breger, Brescia, Hirokawa, Lynch, Pratt, and Tenenbaum were recently listed in the top 10% of authors on SSRN's website for all-time downloads. Professor Breger's paper, "Reforming by Re-Norming: How the Legal System Has the Potential to Change a Toxic Culture of Domestic Violence," was listed on SSRN's top 10 download list for State & Local Government eJournal. Her paper "Reforming by Re-Norming: How the Legal System Has the Potential to Change a Toxic Culture of Domestic Violence" was recently listed on SSRN's top 10 download list for AARN: Marriage & Children (topic).
Below is a partial list of professors who have appeared in the media during the month of July, talking about issues that range from immigration to horse racing.
President & Dean Ouellette joined NYSBA's "Miranda Warnings" podcast, hosted by David Miranda '88, to discuss the latest news at Albany Law and the current state of legal education.
GLC Director Ayers and Advisory Board Chair Fein joined Spectrum News' "Capital Tonight" to preview the joint GLC-Rockefeller Institute forum on a shifting Supreme Court and state constitutional protections.
Professor Bonventre joined Talk 1300's "Fred Dicker: Focus on the State Capitol" to discuss the sentencing of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and the kickoff to the Saratoga racing season on July 23, 2018. He joined Talk 1300's "Fred Dicker: Focus on the State Capitol" to break down the Skelos and Kaloyeros verdicts and more.
Professor Chung was quoted in the Times Union article "Several possible avenues for appeal after Kaloyeros verdict."
Professor Clark spoke with WOOC-FM's "Hudson Mohawk Magazine" about the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Professor Patrick Connors' New York Practice column, "Getting One's Practice in 'Order,'" was published by the New York Law Journal.
Professor Hutter joined Spectrum News and "Capital Tonight" to discuss the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh.
Professor Lynch was interviewed on WOOC to discuss her experience as a volunteer with the Capital Region Immigration Coalition and her thoughts on the situation playing out in Albany. (To listen, navigate to July 5, 6 p.m. "Hudson Mohawk Magazine," and hit play.)
Professor Pratt joined Bloomberg TV for an in-studio discussion on companies offering student loan forgiveness as a recruitment tool on July 23, 2018.
Professor Rogerson was recognized in the Wall Street Journal for her work organizing legal aid for asylum-seeking migrant detainees. Professor Rogerson also was quoted in the WNYC radio segment "For Hundreds of Detained Migrants, Next Stop: Albany," and in the Times Union article "Advocates praise Albany jail's concern for immigrants but decry imprisonment."
Other media she appeared in, mostly related to the Albany County Correctional Facility, include:
Professor Young, a member of the AAUP's academic freedom and tenure committee, was quoted in a VTDigger story about tenure issues, and an ABA Journal article about tenure issues.
A recent Albany Law Review article was cited in a June dissenting opinion (Page 6) by Supreme Court Justice Breyer. Another law review article was excerpted in the Townhall column "Should Second Amendment Supporters Stand Behind Judge Kavanaugh?"