Celebrating 30 years of the Warren M. Anderson Series, Exploring Gambling and Good Government

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For the past three decades the Government Law Center at Albany Law School has brought together experts from around the world to address major legal and policy issues pending before New York State Government as part of the Warren M. Anderson Series.

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The series will celebrate 30 years of information dissemination on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. virtually and in the Dean Alexander Moot Courtroom at Albany Law School.

Government Lawyer in Residence Bennett Liebman will speak about the history of gambling and ethical government regulation in New York State and strategies to improve the integrity of government regulation of gambling. A reception will follow the presentation.

As always, the event is free of charge and open to the public, but registration is required. For attorneys that attend, continuing legal education (CLE) credit is available (0.5 Professional Practice and 0.5 Ethics).

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While traditionally held from February through May in the State Capitol, the COVID-19 Pandemic has moved many presentations to virtual or on-campus presentations. Subjects such as hydrofracking, gun control, campaign finance, wrongful convictions, criminal justice and young offenders, constitutional conventions, cybersecurity, bail reform, immigration policy, marijuana legalization, student debt, and sports wagering have all been explored during the series run.

Previous seminars going back to 2012 can be viewed at albanylaw.edu/government-law-center/warren-m-anderson-series.

The series is named in honor of Warren M. Anderson ’40 who served in the New York State Senate for 36 years, working with six governors. He was the longest-serving majority leader of the Senate, holding that position from 1973-1988.

Anderson was best known for working to bail out New York City from its fiscal crisis in the mid-1970s. He was also responsible for establishing the state’s Tuition Assistance Program, which helped fund the education of thousands of New York college students.