December 2012 eNewsletter
December 2012
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Law School Receives $23,000 from Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation for Health Care Law Scholarship Fund
Albany Law recently received $23,000 in funding from the Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation, bringing the total amount contributed by the foundation to its scholarship fund to $100,000 since 2008.
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From Cape Town to Kabul: Dean Andrews' New Book on Women's Human Rights
President and Dean Penelope (Penny) Andrews is the author of the newly published book From Cape Town to Kabul: Rethinking Strategies for Pursuing Women’s Human Rights (Ashgate Publishing).
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Connie Mayer Named Raymond and Ella Smith Distinguished Professor of Law
Albany Law School recently named Associate Dean and Professor Connie Mayer to hold the law school's Raymond and Ella Smith Distinguished Professorship. She is also the law school's Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and a Clinical Professor of Law..
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Dean Named to List of Top 100 Influential Black Attorneys
Dean Andrews was recently named to the list of the top 100 most influential black attorneys working in government, academics, and the public and private sectors by the organization On Being a Black Lawyer.
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Two New Employees Bolster Institutional Advancement Efforts
The law school recently hired two new employees: Robin Christenson as Advancement Officer and Anne Marie Judge as Director of Annual Giving.
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Albany Law School Seeks Nominations for 2013 Kate Stoneman Awards
Albany Law is seeking nominations for the Kate Stoneman Awards, conferred each year to individuals who seek change and expand opportunities for women in the legal profession.
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Dean Andrews Organizes International Conference to Honor Renowned Scholar McQuoid-Mason
President and Dean Penelope (Penny) Andrews has organized a three-day international conference in South Africa in December to honor David McQuoid-Mason, current president of a group representing more than 800 law schools in 54 countries.
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LGBT Rights Project Joins Regional Task Force
The Pro Bono Society's LGBT Rights Project recently joined a regional task force to help improve law enforcement interactions with transgendered individuals in communities throughout Albany County.
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Latest Scholarship Examines Impact of Ashcroft v. Iqbal on Civil Rights Cases
Professor Raymond Brescia's article, "The Iqbal Effect: The Impact of New Pleadings Standards in Employment and Housing Discrimination Litigation," originally published in the Kentucky Law Journal, has generated significant attention among legal scholars and civil rights advocates.
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Professor Finkelman's New York Times Op-ed on Jefferson and Slavery Stirs Debate
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Professor Harrington Scholarship Includes South Africa Conference
Professor Alexandra Harrington has had a flurry of activity recently, lining up a series of presentations at academic conferences and placing several law journal articles.
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Entrepreneur Taylor '11 Launches Firm in Idaho
After graduating from Albany Law, Matthew Taylor '11 decided that an ambitious and creative plan was necessary to succeed in a shifting legal job market. Months later, after launching his firm in downtown Boise, Idaho, Taylor’s approach to his career in law is the subject of a profile in the Idaho State Bar’s magazine The Advocate.
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Evers '15 and Women’s Law Caucus Hold Judicial Panel, Vigil
As chair of the Women’s Law Caucus, Kathleen Evers '15 has already this year helped orchestrate two dissimilar but equally important events: a judicial panel to explore a recent study of women on the bench and a candlelight vigil for victims of domestic violence.
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Romano '14 Organizes Relief for her Staten Island Community
After Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast, it took Nicole Romano '14 several days to reach family and friends back home in Staten Island.
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Alumni Spotlight
James Kimball Gannon '34

Gannon '34 Wrote Bing Crosby's
"I'll Be Home for Christmas"

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Katherine "Kate" Stoneman, Class of 1898, is now on Facebook

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Alumnus in Residence
Jan. 17, 2013

Annual Bar Passers Reception
Jan. 23, 2013

New York City Alumni Reception
Jan. 24, 2013

Spring Alumni Initiative in Mentoring (AIM) Reception
Jan. 31, 2013

Kate Stoneman Day
April 10, 2013

Human Rights, Gender and the Law: The State of Equality in Comparative Perspective
April 11 - 12, 2013

2013 U.S. Supreme Court Group Admission
April 28, 2013

Reunion Weekend 2013
Oct. 4 - 6, 2013

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