September 2012 eNewsletter
september 2012
Reunion Weekend Brings Hundreds of Alumni Back to Albany Law

Approximately 350 Albany Law School graduates and their guests attended the events of Reunion Weekend 2012, including the Reunion dinner, TGIF, Saturday picnic, and 5k fun run/walk. View photos from Reunion on the law school’s Flickr page.
Eight Counsel to N.Y. Governors Participate in Panel
Seven former counsel to New York State governors – and one current counsel – participated in a panel on the evolving role of the New York State Office of Counsel to the Governor, including the application of the law to policy and the relationship between policy and politics.
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Science & Technology Journal to Hold Symposium on Women's Reproductive Rights
The Albany Law Journal of Science & Technology will present its fall symposium "From the Page to the Pill: Women's Reproductive Rights and the Law" on Oct. 11, 2012, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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Hon. Judith Kaye to Deliver Hugh Jones Memorial Lecture
Albany Law and The Fund for Modern Courts will host the 10th Anniversary Judge Hugh R. Jones Memorial Lecture on Oct. 17 at 5:30 p.m. in the DAMC. The Honorable Judith S. Kaye, who served as chief judge of New York from 1993 until 2008, will deliver this year’s address "Mining Treasures: A Decade of Hugh R. Jones Memorial Lectures."
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Albany Law School Mourns Passing of Professor Wallace '49
The Albany Law School community is deeply saddened by the loss of Professor Francis “Frank” X. Wallace, Jr., valedictorian of the Class of 1949.
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Charter Schools Pull from Catholic Schools, According to Report by GLC Scholar
The proliferation of charter schools in New York has significantly affected the state’s Catholic schools, leading to closures, enrollment decreases, and precarious finances, according to research by Abraham M. Lackman, a scholar-in-residence at the Government Law Center.
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Lark Street Plaque Commemorates Justice Jackson
City officials, Albany Law School administrators and others unveiled a historic plaque dedicated to U.S. Supreme Court Justice and Nuremberg prosecutor Robert H. Jackson, Class of 1912, at 267 Lark St., currently home to the Amazing Wok Chinese restaurant, where he lived as an Albany Law School student in 1911 and 1912.
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Albany Law Hosts Law Students from its Chinese Partner School
The law school recently hosted 12 Chinese law students and two faculty members from the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade (SIFT) in China.
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Hydrofracking Issues to be Explored at Daylong Event
Practicing attorneys, planners, academics and scholars will participate in a series of panels for the event "Municipal Law and Planning: A Local Perspective on Hydrofracking" on Friday, Sept. 28.
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Professor Connors Tackles New York Civil Procedure Developments in NYLJ
Professor Patrick Connors recently published the article “Tackling the Interplay of the Web and the Long-arm Statute, Among Other Issues” in the  New York Law Journal's Special Section entitled "Court of Appeals the Year in Review," which was included in with the Aug. 27 issue of the paper.
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Professor Halpern Fills Summer with Scholarship on IP and Related Topics
Over the past several months, Professor Sheldon Halpern has produced a great deal of scholarship on intellectual property, trademark, copyright and related issues in the digital age.
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Albany Law School Presents Barack Obama, Post-Racialism and the New Politics of Triangulation
Professor Terry Smith will discuss and sign copies of his recently published book, Barack Obama, Post-Racialism and the New Politics of Triangulation, at The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza in Albany on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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Boyert '13 Tackles Judicial Transparency in Cote d'Ivoire
Kristen Boyert ’13 spent the last five weeks of her summer break in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, interning and writing a comprehensive report on the history of human rights violations in the context of violence and the suspension of the country’s judicial system.
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Kramarchyk '13 Recognized for Summer Internship
Katerina Kramarchyk '13 was recently recognized at a reception in New York City for her participation in the Kenneth G. Standard Internship Program this summer.
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Alumni Spotlight
Peter J. Gregory ’10

Gregory '10 Featured in Rochester Business Journal for Service, Early Career Success

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Upcoming evenTS

What Are We Saying? Violence, Vulgarity, Lies ... and the Importance of 21st Century Free Speech

Sept. 27
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Rochester Alumni Community cocktail reception with Dean Andrews
Oct. 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Binghamton Alumni Community cocktail reception with Dean Andrews

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Justice Jackson N.Y.C.
CLE Program & Reception

Nov. 15 at 6 p.m.
The Princeton Club
15 W. 43rd St., N.Y.C.

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