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July 2010

Largest Gift to Syracuse University College of Law Launches Building Campaign
Dineen Family Gift of $15 Million Honors Robert and Carolyn Dineen's Remarkable Legacy

Robert Dineen L'24 and Carolyn Dineen's L'32 three children, the Honorable Carolyn Dineen King H'06, Kathryn Dineen Wriston and Robert E. Dineen Jr. '66 have pledged a naming gift of $15 million for the construction of a new building for SU's College of Law.

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Syracuse Law Review Articles Cited in Recent Supreme Court Decision

Two articles from the Syracuse Law Review were cited in the recent Supreme Court decision of McDonald v. City of Chicago. Justice Stephen Breyer cited the articles in his dissent. The articles were originally published in 2008 as part of a Law Review symposium held on the Heller gun control decision.

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U.S. Supreme Court Admissions Ceremony

The Syracuse University Law Alumni Association (SULAA) sponsored 14 alumni as part of a group admissions program to the U.S. Supreme Court on April 5, 2010 in Washington, D.C.

Plan Ahead! Reunion 2010 is Just Around the Corner

We welcome all Syracuse University College of Law alumni back to campus, with special recognition for alumni celebrating a reunion (graduation years ending in 5 and 0).

On Friday, October 15: Join us at the College of Law Annual Dinner as we celebrate the distinguished careers of our alumni and faculty:

Alumni Awards

Edward S. Green '60 - Distinguished Alumnus Achievement Award
Keisha Audain-Pressley '’00 - Distinguished Young Alumna Award

Retiring Faculty Member

Professor William M. Wiecek

On Saturday, October 16: Join fellow alumni for food and fun at the College of Law Alumni Tailgate followed by the Syracuse vs. Pittsburgh football game.

On Sunday, October 17: Join the University's Office of Alumni Relations for Brunch at the Goldstein Alumni and Faculty Center, 8:30 am -12:00 pm.

For all the details, visit www.colreunion.syr.edu

Check Out Our New Website!

Syracuse University College of Law WebsiteAlong with many other recent exciting developments, we are pleased to announce the launch of our new Syracuse University College of Law website. Throughout the past nine months, the College of Law staff worked in close collaboration with the brand marketing and interactive firm, MindShare LLC of Syracuse, NY. Our objective was to create a more comprehensive, easier-to-navigate and visually-appealing website that more accurately reflected the brand of the College of Law. We hope this provides both alumni and friends with improved access to College of Law news, events, networking options, career development opportunities and so much more. The new site represents a significant upgrade to the public image of the College and should prove to be a tremendous asset in recruiting future classes of quality students. Visit law.syr.edu today!

Hire an SU College of Law Student!

Looking for a safe investment? Consider hiring a College of Law student or recent graduate to work at your firm or business.

If your organization has hiring needs for summer, part-time, or permanent employment, please list your job announcement with the Office of Professional & Career Development. We are eager to post jobs and/or collect resumes for your employer’s hiring needs. Job announcements are listed on our password protected site for College of Law students and alumni. For more information, contact the office at 315-443-1941 or register as an employer on our job search site by visiting www.law.syr.edu/professional-career-development.


Largest Gift to Syracuse University College of Law Launches Building Campaign

Syracuse Law Review Articles Cited in Recent Supreme Court Decision

U.S. Supreme Court Admissions Ceremony

Plan Ahead! Reunion 2010 is Just Around the Corner

Check Out Our New Website!

Hire an SU College of Law Student!

Faculty Excellence


Associate Professor Rakesh K. Anand participated in the 4th International Legal Ethics conference held July 15-17 at Stanford Law School on a panel discussing professional values. His talk focused on how the cultural study of the lawyer can identify ethical values that can and should affect the practice of law in the United States. He will also be a guest speaker for the 2010-11 Faculty Speaker Series this fall at the University of North Carolina School of Law.

John P. Gross Jr,, professor of practice, wrote an article, "Dangerous Criminals, the Search for Truth and Effective Law Enforcement: How the Supreme Court Overestimates the Social Costs of the Exclusionary Rule," which has been accepted for publication in Volume 51 of the Santa Clara Law Review.

Arlene Kanter, Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Law, has been selected as the Switzer Distinguished Fellow for next year. Her proposed project involves a comparative view of the laws and policies that promote the inclusion of students with disabilities in higher education in Israel and the US. Kanter is a 2009-10 Fulbright Scholar.

Professor Deborah Kenn, director of the Community Development Law Clinic, was awarded an Enitiative grant for 2010-12 to provide funding support for projects. Enitiative, funded by the Kaufmann Foundation, works to broaden the reach of entrepreneurial education and innovation in the Central New York region.

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