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October 2010

Reunion 2010 Is Just Days Away!

Reunion 2010We 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

SU College of Law Welcomes Class of 2013

Expanded orientation invites new students to intellectual, community engagement

SU College of Law Welcomes Class of 2013

The Syracuse University College of Law welcomed its 114th first-year law class on Aug. 16 as 255 students arrived for a weeklong orientation program. The activities included a formal convocation with Melanie Gray L'81, a member of SU's Board of Trustees and executive committee member of the College of Law Board of Advisors, and College of Law Dean Hannah R. Arterian. Orientation session topics included faculty panel discussions, sessions on professionalism and building professional networks, managing finances, and interdisciplinary study, as well as small group meetings with 25 alumni who returned to campus. A new session for family members (parents, partners and other family members) was also included in this year's program.

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President Obama Nominates SU Law Distinguished Lecturer for Holocaust Memorial Council

Menachem Z. Rosensaft

President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint several individuals to serve on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, including Menachem Z. Rosensaft, who is a distinguished visiting lecturer at Syracuse University College of Law.

Born in the Displaced Persons camp of Bergen-Belsen, he is vice president of the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants. Rosensaft is general counsel of the World Jewish Congress and an adjunct professor of law at Cornell Law School.

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New Law School Building Site Dedication Scheduled for November 5

The excitement on campus continues to build around the new building for the College of Law. The site dedication in the Raynor Parking Lot on Friday, Nov. 5, celebrates the Dineen family and their generous gift of $15 million to honor their parents, Robert and Carolyn Dineen, and their remarkable legacy.

The Dineen family gift is the lead gift in a fundraising campaign the university is launching for the new building. It is the largest gift in the history of the College of Law, one of the largest gifts in university history, and an important milestone in the university's current $1 billion capital campaign—of which a new Law School building has been a priority.

Read more about the Dineen Family Gift.

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Annual Grossman Trial Competition Begins

The 33rd annual Grossman Trial Competition begins this month, with the final round taking place on Tuesday, Nov. 9, in the ceremonial courtroom of the James M. Hanley Federal Building in Syracuse.

"In addition to observing the College of Law's finest advocates, this year's final round will be especially rewarding," says Michael A. Kaplan, a third-year student and executive director of the Moot Court Honor Society. "At the end of the competition, we will unveil the Frank H. Armani L'56 Advocacy Award. This award will be presented annually to the student-attorney who demonstrates intelligent, zealous, and ethical advocacy skills throughout the Lionel O. Grossman Trial Competition."

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A Letter from SBA President Steve Goodstadt

SBA President Steve Goodstadt

Dear members of the College of Law community:

Earlier this semester, we changed our name from the Law School Senate to the Student Bar Association (SBA). We felt, as a whole, that our name was confusing to the outside world: while we knew what the Law School Senate was, most professionals, as well as other schools, were SBA organizations. By changing the name, we have finally caught ourselves up with the times, and are looking forward to our future.

In a short amount of time, the SBA has made big strides toward improving the quality of trial advocacy at our law school. We had worked with the Moot Court Honor Society and came to an agreement that we needed to put stricter standards on Moot Court and Mock Trial teams that represent Syracuse University College of Law. Working together, we were able to establish guidelines that must be met before a Moot Court team could come before the SBA for funding. This was very important to us, because we want to make sure that Syracuse sends out the most prepared teams in order to best represent our school.

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Levey Lecture Series Begins with Arnold & Porter LLP Managing Partner

Richard Alexander L'82

As part of its Sherman F. Levey L'59 Distinguished Lawyer Lecture Series, Syracuse University College of Law hosted alumnus Richard Alexander L'82 on Thursday, Sept. 23. Alexander, who is managing partner of Arnold & Porter LLP in Washington, D.C., discussed changes in the legal market and its impact on today's students.

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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 you. 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.

IN THIS ISSUE

Reunion 2010 Is Just Days Away!

SU College of Law Welcomes Class of 2013

President Obama Nominates SU Law Distinguished Lecturer for Holocaust Memorial Council

New Law School Building Site Dedication Scheduled for November 5

Annual Grossman Trial Competition Begins

A Letter from SBA President Steve Goodstadt

Levey Lecture Series Begins with Arnold & Porter LLP Managing Partner

Hire an SU College of Law Student

Faculty Excellence

FACULTY
EXCELLENCE

Professor William C. Banks spoke to the Robertson Foundation in New York City about "The United States a Decade After 9/11" on Oct. 9.

Associate Professors Jeremy Blumenthal and Terry Turnipseed co-authored an article, "Is Voting in Churches (or Anywhere Else) Unconstitutional: The Polling Place Priming (PPP) Effect," which was accepted by the Boston University Law Review with an expected March 2011 publication.

Associate Professor Juscelino Colares wrote a paper, "The Reality of EU-Conformity Review in France," which has been accepted by the Organizing Committee for the 2010 Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS) and the Society for Empirical Legal Studies at its November conference.

Assistant Professor Tucker Culbertson presented his paper "National Traditions, International Laws, and Transnational Movements" at an international conference which he co-organized as part of the Chancellor's Award Project on Transnationalizing LGBT Studies.

Professor Lisa A. Dolak L'88 has accepted the invitation to serve a second term to the Federal Circuit Advisory Council.

Professor Gregory Germain received the NY State Bar Association Service award for his work with the Bankruptcy Court and College of Law students to assist pro se bankruptcy petitioners. He will present this project at the 2011 Association of American Law Schools (AALS) conference in January at a program of the AALS Section for Pro Bono and Public Service.

Associate Professor LaVonda Reed-Huff had two articles recently published, "Political Advertisements in the Era of Fleeting Indecent Images and Utterances," in volume 84 of the St. John's Law Review, and "Dirty Dishes, Dirty Laundry, and Windy Mills: A Framework for Regulation of Clean Energy Devices," in volume 40 of Environmental Law.

Assistant Professor Joseph Warburton will present his paper "The Chrysler Effect: The Impact of the Chrysler Bailout on Borrowing Costs" (jointly authored with Deniz Anginer) at the 2010 CELS conference in November at Yale Law School.

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