November 2012 eNewsletter
November 2012
Read a letter from Dean Andrews about Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
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Bar Pass Rate Rises at Albany Law, Falls Statewide
Rising three percentage points from last year, Albany Law School’s pass rate for first-time test takers for July 2012 was 81.5 percent, up from 78.2 percent last year, while the statewide average rate dropped.
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Immigration Clnic
Family Violence Project to Expand Services to Immigrant Victims
The law school and the New York Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence recently launched the Immigration Project, which will offer legal services to domestic violence victims with unclear or undocumented immigration status.
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Albany Law Invites Alumni for Supreme Court Group Admission
Albany Law is organizing its fourth group admission to the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, April 29, 2013. Trustee John Halloran '84 of Speiser Krause PC will serve as sponsor for the group admission.
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Raffle for South African Trip to Support Student Summer Fellowships
Dean Andrews has made a special donation to the law school of a seven-day adventure for two to South Africa to be raffled in support of student summer fellowships. This includes roundtrip airfare, hotel stays and a few excursions.
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South Africa Raffle
Dean Andrews Receives Award at North East People of Color Conference
President and Dean Penelope (Penny) Andrews was honored with the Haywood Burns-Shanara Gilbert Award at the North East People of Color Conference (NEPOC) at Suffolk Law School in Boston on Oct. 26.
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Judicial Panel on Status of Women in N.Y. State and Federal Courts
On Oct. 22, a panel of women judges from different levels of the judiciary lead a roundtable discussion exploring the recent findings from the Center for Women and Government's 2012 report on the status of women in state and federal courts in New York state.
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Prof. Renuart
Professor Renuart to Advise American Law Institute Project
Professor Elizabeth Renuart was invited to serve as an adviser for the American Law Institute's project on "Restatement Third, The Law of Consumer Contracts."
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Professor Brescia Launches Bank Report Card with Yale Team
Professor Raymond H. Brescia was part of a team that issued a report card to measure how well banks in the city of New Haven responded to consumer and community needs, with a focus on home loans.
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Venter '13 Lands Post-Graduate Federal Clerkship
Brendan Venter '13 recently accepted a federal clerkship with the Hon. Gary L. Sharpe, chief judge of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York.
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Pro Bono Society Wins Legal Project Award
The Albany Law Pro Bono Society, through which hundreds of students provide free legal services to people in need, was recently recognized with The Legal Project's 2012 Field of Dreams Award.
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Legal Project Award
Crummey and McCardle Win Client Counseling Competition
Carol Crummey '13 and Jonathan McCardle '13 emerged triumphantly as the winners of the the law school's Donna Jo Morse Client Counseling Competition. The pair will go on to represent Albany Law at the American Bar Association Client Counseling Regional Competition in February 2013.
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Alumni Spotlight
Amber L. Barber ’96

Barber '96 to Helm Vermont Bar Association

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Nov. 12 at 5 p.m.

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Nov. 15 at 6 p.m.

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Jan. 24, 2013

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