Congratulations! to members of the Class of 2016 who received good news about the July 2016 New York State (UBE) bar exam!   You did it!

Professor Gottlieb‘s commentary, “A Scary Election,” was heard on WAMC’s Northeast Report.

Alumnus James Baldwin ’79 was named president of Excelsior College.

Trick or Treat Street was featured in the “What’s happening this week” section of the Times Union.


Professor Breger submitted the 2016 Cumulative Supplement for NEW YORK LAW OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, 3rd ed. (with Judge Elkins, Deseiree Kennedy and Jill Zuccardy) (Thomson-West-Reuters). She co-led a discussion on Anne Fadiman’s book “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” at the University at Albany on October 27. 

Professor Brescia published “Safe at Home: Considering a Right to Counsel in Civil Cases as a State Constitutional Matter” in MAKING A MODERN CONSTITUTION: THE PROSPECTS FOR CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM IN NEW YORK (Scott Fein & Rose Mary Bailly, eds., 2016).

Professor Chung’s piece “Delaware Court Dismisses Challenge to Going Private Transaction” [Forum on Financial Market Regulation] was cross-posted to the Albany Law Faculty Blog.

Professor Cords was a panelist on October 20, 2016 discussing “What Next For Feminist Theory” based on her contribution, the rewritten opinion of Cheshire v. Commissioner, to be included in an upcoming volume Feminist Judgments, Rewritten Tax Opinions (Bridget J. Crawford and Anthony C. Infanti, eds.) (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2017). The conference, The U.S. Feminist Judgments Project: Rewriting the Law, Writing The Future, was co-sponsored by the Center for Constitutional Law at the University of Akron School of Law and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law.

Professor Farley was on a panel discussing the film “Herman’s House,” the criminal justice system, and art as action at Opalka Gallery in Albany on October 27.

Professor Gould and Professor Rogerson presented “Finding the Double-Yolk in Soft-Money Clinical Support” at the at the New England Clinical Conference at Boston University School of Law, October 21-22.

Professor Gottlieb spoke to the faculty at Duquesne University School of Law on the implications of his book, “Unfit for Democracy,” for constitutional interpretation on October 18. He delivered the 2016 Sherman David Spector Memorial Lecture entitled “Unfit For Democracy: The Roberts Court and the Breakdown of American Politics” at the Bush Memorial at the Sage Colleges in Troy, N.Y. on October 27.

Professor Heverly will participate in a panel discussion on drones at the UAlbany College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity on November 1.

Professor Hirokawa’s video on the history of local governments and environmentalism was featured on the Land Use Prof Blog.

Professor Lynch‘s article “Who Should Hear the Voices of Children with Disabilities: Proposed Changes in Due Process in New York’s Special Education System” was cited in a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools.

Professor Rogerson was honored at the Legal Aid Society’s 2016 Pro Bono Publico Awards in New York City on October 26.

Professor Young participated on the panel “Diversity & Inclusion: Getting the Best & Brightest from Various Backgrounds” at the LALSA Heritage Dinner at Albany Law School on October 25.

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