The big news this week was Justice Sotomayor’s visit to campus.

President & Dean Ouellette’s op-ed “Funding legal services for the poor benefits all of society” was published by the Times Union. (Paywall – see text below.)   

Professor Bonventre spoke with KJZZ radio in Phoenix about the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Neil Gorsuch. (Airing today, Friday, sometime between noon-2 p.m.)

Professors Bonventre and Gottlieb discussed the Supreme Court and Judge Gorsuch on WAMC’s “Vox Pop.”   Professor Gottlieb‘s commentary, “What Should We Expect of Law, Judges and Judicial Nominees,” was heard on WAMC’s Northeast Report.

Professor Hutter‘s evidence column, “‘People v. Vining’: Adoptive Admissions by Silence,” was published by the New York Law Journal. (See text below.)

The Capitol Pressroom aired a segment about the GLC Anderson Breakfast topic of housing and homelessness.

3L Gabriella Levine wrote “One Loss Does Not Diminish UConn Standard” about the UConn women’s basketball team for the Hartford Courant.


President & Dean Ouellette and GLC Director Ayers moderated the Stoneman Day discussion with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor at Albany Law School on April 3.

Professors Breger, Brescia and Hirokawa are in the top 10 percent of authors on SSRN by downloads for the month of April.

Professor Bonventre spoke at the portrait unveiling of former Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman at the New York Court of Appeals on April 3. He presented on “The Supreme Court: Current Issues and Potential Changes” at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. on April 6; his talk was presented by the RPI Pre-Law Society in anticipation of U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts’ visit. He gave a “Court of Appeals Roundup” at a CLE presented by the Appellate Division, Third Department on April 6.

Professors Farley, Gottlieb, Rogerson, Sundquist, (presenters) and Young (chair) participated in “The Politics of Difference and the Threshold of Law” conference, March 31-April 1 at Albany Law School.

Professor Halewood, with Professor Shepherdson of the University at Albany’s Liberal Studies Program, co-organized “The Politics of Difference and the Threshold of Law,” a conference in law and the humanities held March 31-April 1 at Albany Law School.

Professor Hirokawa delivered the Boehl Distinguished Lecture in Land Use Policy at the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law on April 5. His lecture was entitled “Communities and Ecosystems.”

Professor Hutter served as the mediator on March 31 at the request of the Northern District of New York federal court in a wrongful death action brought against the United States as a result of alleged medical malpractice occurring at a VA Hospital in Syracuse. He moderated a panel organized by the Albany Law School Federalist Society discussing the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court on March 30. The program featured a presentation by Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Justice David Stras; Professor Bonventre participated on the panel.

Associate Dean Queenan co-organized with UAlbany the Theodore T. Jones Jr. Undergraduate Intercultural Moot Court Competition, to be held at Albany Law School on April 8.

Professor Tenenbaum was selected to serve on the Institutional Review Board of Policy Research Associates, Inc. She acted as a facilitator at an Inter-Professional Case Conference sponsored by the Sage College of Albany on April 4. She also moderated a panel on Health Care Reform sponsored by the New York State Bar Association and Albany Law School on April 6.


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