Professor Donna Young was the recipient of the 2013 John H. Higgins Alumni Award (BLSA).
Chaminade High School Alumni Lawyers
Association - Presented a program on recent developments in New York Ethics,
Mineola, NY on December 5, 2013.
Professor Patrick Connors moderated a Fan Forum of the New York State Racing Fan Advisory Council at Saratoga Raceway and Casino in Saratoga Springs, NY on November 24, 2013.
Professor Anthony Paul Farley, James Campbell Matthews Distinguished
Professor of Jurisprudence, gave a talk on "The Unreality of Time: Memory,
Punishment and Transcendence in the African American Experience" at York
University in Toronto on Nov. 22, 2013.
He delivered the Biever Guest Lecture on "How a
Railroad Lawyer Became the Great Emancipator: Abraham Lincoln and the Constitutional Limitations on Emancipation"
at Loyola University, New Orleans School of Law on Nov. 12, 2013. While there, Professor
Finkelman also gave a faculty workshop on Frederick Douglass's Constitution.
Professor Danshera Cords delivered the presentation "Charity Begins at Home? An Exploration of the Systemic Distortions Resulting" at the Georgia State Risk Management and Insurance Seminar on Oct. 25, 2013.
Professor Patrick Connors presented a New York Civil
Practice Update for the Albany Law School Reunion on Oct. 5, 2013. He also
presented a New York Civil Practice and Ethics Update to the Suffolk County Bar
Association on Oct. 7, 2013; a New York Civil Practice Update to the New York
City Managing Attorneys’ and Clerks’ Association at the law offices of
O’Melveny Meyers in New York City on Oct. 18, 2013. Professor Connors moderated
a program presented by the Federal Judicial Council Advisory Committee entitled
“Which Court? State or Federal and Why?/Selecting Your Jurisdiction” at the
Federal District Courthouse in Albany, New York on Oct. 22, 2013, and delivered
a New York Practice Update to the Broome County Bar Association on Oct. 23,
Professor Paul Finkelman discussed "How Hollywood
Handles History" at a panel discussion of the film Lincoln at Carleton
College in Northfield, Minn., on Oct. 10, 2013.
Professor Paul Finkelman gave the keynote address on Sept. 26, 2013, at the conference “1619 - The Making
of America: When Did We Become Americans?” organized by
Norfolk State University and Hampton University to commemorate the arrival of
the first Africans in British North American. The title of his lecture
was “From Freedom to Slavery: How British Colonists Remade the English
Common Law to Create Slavery in Early America.”
Professor Paul Finkelman gave a lecture on Sept. 24, 2013, on “The Ten Commandments on the
Courthouse Lawn: Why People of Faith Should Oppose Religious Monuments on
Public Space” at St. Bonaventure University. Professor Finkelman gave
the lecture while serving as the Lenna Visiting Professor.
On Sept. 11, he gave two talks at Touro Law Center, one on "Frederick Douglass's Constitution" and the other was on "Ten Commandments Monuments in Public Space" as well as the issue of religious divorce in civil law.
On Sept. 9, Professor Finkelman presented "Slavery and the American Founders: Coming to Terms with a Not So Pretty Past" at the Fort Orange Club in Albany.
Professor Mary Lynch discussed "The Dynamics of Domestic Violence: Statistical Updates and What is Happening in Trial Courts" for the Appellate Division, Third Department, on Sept. 19, 2013.
Professor Benjie Louis presented "Rashomon: An Excercise in Teaching Skills and Values in Face Investigation" at the 4th Applied Legal Storytelling Conference, held at the City Law School of the City University of London.
Professor Patrick Connors delivered a New York Civil Practice Update and an Ethics Update to the New York State Bar Association's Trial Lawyers Section at its Annual Summer Meeting in Killarney, Ireland, on July 30, 2013.
Served as Co-Chair of AALS Clinical Section Externship Committee.
Plenary Panel Presentation, AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education, “Outside the In-House Clinic: Teaching Students to Learn from Practice Settings,” April, 2013.
Panel Presentation on Teaching Methods Section Program, “Faculty Collaboration” at AALS Annual Meeting, January 2013.
President and Dean Penelope
(Penny) Andrews delivered the keynote address at the Early Care &
Learning Council's 2013 Annual Meeting & Luncheon, held June 5, 2013.
Professor Finkelman chaired and commented on the session
"African Americans on the Courthouse Steps: Rethinking 'Agency' in the
Slave South" for the Law and Society Association on June 1, 2013, and he
also served as chair and speaker at the "Roundtable Commemorating the
150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation."
Professor Paul Finkelman, President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law, delivered The Simon Finkelman Memorial Lecture, "Are the 10 Commandments the Moral Foundation of American Law? Why Jews Should be Concerned about Public Displays of the Decalogue" in Rochester, N.Y., on April 20, 2013.
Professor Finkelman also participated in a panel on "The Origins and Process of Emancipation" at the symposium "Emancipation at 150" held at Boston College's Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy on April 23, 2013.
Professor Anthony Paul Farley, James Campbell Matthews Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence, has been named to Lawyers of Color's 50 Under 50 list, a comprehensive catalog of minority law professors making an impact in legal education. The publisher, On Being a Black Lawyer, will release the list in a special law school edition.
Associate Dean Alicia Ouellette participated in an invitation-only workshop series on "Making Sense of Abortion and Assisted Reproduction" at Rutgers School of Law in Camden, N.J., on April 5, 2013.
Spoke to the Clinical faculty at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law about expanding field externship opportunities for students on April 2, 2013.
Professor Sheldon Halpern, the Harold R. Tyler, Jr., Chair in Law & Technology, gave a lecture on "Fair Use in Copyright Law and it's Role in Harmonization" at Queen Mary University of London Law School on March 15, 2013.
Professor Danshera Cords presented “Let’s Get Together: What Tax Should Learn About Collaborative Regulation Development” at The University of Pittsburgh School of Law Tax Workshop on March 20, 2013.
Professor Mary Lynch presented her paper "Theories about Gender Differences Regarding Institutional & Communal 'Housework' in American Law Schools in a time of Economic Distress" at the 15th Annual Conference on Women and Education at Harris Manchester College in Oxford, England, held from March 17 to 21, 2013.
Professor Paul Finkelman, President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy, delivered the spring John Marshall Harlan Lecture, titled "'But I Need Kentucky': Lincoln, Emancipation, and the Bluegrass State," as part of a week-long residency program at Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky., from March 3 to 9, 2013.
Professor Finkelman also gave a lecture at the University of Kentucky Law School co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society titled "Are the Ten Commandments the Moral Foundation of American Law?"
Professor Sheldon Halpern, The Honorable Harold R. Tyler Jr. Chair in Law and Technology, gave a talk on copyright harmonization at Drexel Law School on Feb. 25, 2013.
Professor Donna Young moderated the panel "Further
Along the Jericho Road; The Elusive Struggle for Economic Justice" at an
event presented by the Labor and Employment Law Section of The New York State
Bar Association, Albany Law School and The Sage Colleges - Law, Criminal
Justice and Psychology Club on Feb. 21, 2013.
Professor Robert Heverly gave a talk on "Tort Liability in Denial of Service Attacks" at St. John's University School of Law as part of a faculty scholarship exchange.
Professor Deborah Kearns was named program chair of the American Bar Association's Section of Taxation Pro Bono and Tax Clinics Committee.
Professor Robert Heverly participated in a workshop on intellectual property at New York University School of Law.
Professor Evelyn Tenenbaum presented "Medicine, Ethics and the Law" to second-year students at Albany Medical College in December 2012.
Professor Paul Finkelman, President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy, was on a panel for the International Human Rights Section of the AALS on Jan. 6, 2013. The session was on Human Rights in Times of Conflict: New Voices in Human Rights. He spoke on the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 and more generally on the role of history in understanding human rights in war time.
He delivered on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, a lecture entitled “The Ten Commandments on the Courthouse Lawn and Elsehwere,” at Florida Atlantic University. His lecture was sponsored by the Judaic Studies Program, the History Department, and the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters.
Professor Finkelman also delivered the presentation "How a Railroad Lawyer Became the Great Emancipator" at Hudson Valley Community College on Jan. 29, 2013.
He gave a talk on Jan. 31, 2013, on proslavery religion sponsored by the departments of religion and history at the University of Richmond.