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December 2010

Syracuse Winter 2010

A massive snowfall of more than three feet blanketed Central New York and the Syracuse University campus in early December.


SU Football Team Heads to The Big Apple for the 2010 Pinstripe Bowl

Pinstripe Bowl

Syracuse University, New York's College Team, is making history in the Big Apple once again. The Orange have formally accepted an invitation to represent the BIG EAST Conference in the first New Era Pinstripe Bowl. Syracuse will face Kansas State in the inaugural contest on Thursday, Dec. 30, at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx (3:30 p.m., ESPN).

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Events Recap

Dean Hannah Arterian and the College of Law hosted a luncheon for area alumni in Denver, CO, on Dec. 2. Nearly 30 alumni attended the event which took place in downtown Denver. During the luncheon, Dean Arterian discussed the exciting initiatives happening at the College of Law, including the Nov. 5 site dedication of the new College of Law building, Dineen Hall.

Beau Biden LuncheonAlumni and friends gathered on Dec. 8 in Washington, D.C. at Old Ebbitt Grill for lunch to hear from Delaware Attorney General and Syracuse University College of Law alumnus Joseph R. "Beau" Biden, III, Class of 1994. AG Biden has accepted the College of Law's invitation to be the 2011 Commencement speaker at the May 13, 2011 ceremony in the Carrier Dome.


The College of Law Welcomes Two New Members to Advancement Team

Steve HarrisonSteve Harrison has joined the College of Law Advancement Office as senior director of development. Steve has had many years of successful experience in advancement, including more than 10 years at Syracuse University as a major gifts officer, most recently for the College of Arts and Sciences. As senior director of development at the College of Law, his efforts will be primarily focused on building relationships with College of Law alumni and friends, with an emphasis on the critical goal of acquiring resources for the new College of Law building and for the academic priorities of the College. He earned a Ph.D. degree from Arizona State University, an M.B.A. degree from California State University at Sacramento, and a B.S. degree from the University of Idaho.

Kristin Shea PardeeIn addition, Kristin Shea Pardee has joined the College of Law Advancement Office as assistant director of development. For the last four and a half years Kristin has worked at Le Moyne College cultivating relationships with alumni, parents and friends, coordinating the scholarship and donor stewardship program, implementing the young alumni program, working with the Alumni Board, and planning events. Kristin is returning to the College of Law - she was the assistant director of financial aid from July 2001-May 2005.

As Assistant Director of Development, Kristin will be responsible for working with young alumni, reunion giving programs, student philanthropy, social media, and event planning. Kristin earned a B.S. degree and an M.B.A. degree from Le Moyne College.



Professor Lisa A. Dolak L'88 was interviewed for Nov. 19 BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal News on Therasense En Banc rehearing analysis on Inequitable Conduct.

Professor Ian Gallacher's most recent article, "Thinking Like Non-Lawyers: Why Empathy is a Core Lawyering Skill and Why Legal Education Should Change to Reflect its Importance," will be published soon in the Journal of the Association of Legal Writing Directors.

Professor Ted Hagelin's casebook, "Technology Commercialization Law & Practice" was accepted for publication by Lexis/Nexis.

Professor Hilary Josephs' article, "Measuring Progress Under China's Labor Law: Goals, Processes, Outcomes", originally published as 30 Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal 373 (2009), has been selected by Perry Keller at King's College, London for his collection "Volume II, Obligations and Property Rights in China, in the series Library of Essays on Chinese Law" (Ashgate Publishing).

Assistant Professor Joseph A. Warburton has been invited to the European Corporate Governance Conference in Brussels this month. The conference is organized by the European Commission, the European Corporate Governance Institute, and Guberna, with the purpose of exploring EU policy on corporate governance. He was also selected for a highly competitive six-figure grant from the John Templeton Foundation. The grant was awarded to support his research, with Deniz Anginer of the World Bank, on moral hazard arising from government bailouts.


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