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Syracuse University College of Law

August 2011

Focus Forward - News for the College of Law Community
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Explore Dineen Hall Online

News

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Welcoming the Class of 2014 SULAA Speaks Alumni Award Winners Faculty Honorees

Events

Events:

Reunion 2011 Fall Events Calendar Law Dialogs in D.C.

Career Development

Career Development:

Hire an SU Law Student

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Catherine Gratton L'04

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Dineen Hall

Explore Dineen Hall...Online

Check out the new interactive web site for Dineen Hall, the new home of the College of Law, opening in 2014. This site will evolve as construction begins for the new building. Explore Dineen Hall.

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Class of 2014

Welcome Class of 2014

The Syracuse University College of Law welcomed its 115th first-year law class on Aug. 15 as 255 students arrived for a weeklong orientation program. Read more...

In addition to group work with faculty and student mentors, and sessions on professionalism, networking and financial management, incoming students also harvested crops to feed local families. Watch it now...

 

SULAA Speaks

The Syracuse University Law Alumni Association presents a podcast series with tips and advice for and by the alumni of the Syracuse University College of Law. Listen now...

 

2011 Alumni Award Recipients and Faculty Honorees

Melanie Gray L'81 will receive the Distinguished Alumna Achievement Award and Ashley D. Hayes L'01 will receive the Distinguished Young Alumna Award at the Law Annual Dinner, September 23 at the OnCenter in Syracuse.

The community will also celebrate the careers and contributions of Professors Emeriti Thomas J. Maroney L'63 and Sarah H. Ramsey. Click here for tickets and details.

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Events
Law Reunion Weekend

Buy Your Tickets Now! Law Reunion Weekend – September 23-24

All alumni are invited back to campus for Reunion 2011, Sept. 23-24. Tickets to the Law Annual Dinner, tailgate and Syracuse vs. Toledo Football game are on sale now through September 9. Visit www.colreunion.syr.edu!

 

Fall Alumni Events Calendar

Dean Arterian will host alumni events in Boston, MA, Hartford, CT, Buffalo and Rochester, NY, Baltimore, MD and various cities in Florida. Click here for details.

 

Law Dialogs in D.C.

9-11 Ten Years Later: Civil Liberty and National Security - The Delicate Balance
College of Law professor David Crane L'80 leads a panel discussion in the first of this signature series. Register now

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Career Development
Hire and SU Law Student

Hire an SU Law Student

Have a project or case where you could use a bit of help? Hire a recent College of Law graduate to assist you! Read more...

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Catherine Gratton

Spotlight On...Catherine Gratton L'04

Ms. Catherine Gratton L'04 is an associate in the White & Case LLP Intellectual Property Practice Group (New York), concentrating in transactional and litigation matters that involve software licenses, trademarks, patents, copyrights and trade secrets. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Gratton served as an expert with Stellate Systems (now Natus Medical Inc.), a software company focused on spectral analysis and brain mapping.

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In the Media

Faculty in the News

David M. Crane

David M. Crane L'80, professor of practice in the College of Law, co-authored a Washington Post op-ed on milestones and challenges for the Special Tribunal for Lebanon following its release of the names of four suspects in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq al-Hariri and others. He is quoted in the Associated Press on the CIA's unsanctioned "ghosting" program for interrogations of war criminals. He is quoted in a Netherlands Aid story on piracy at sea and efforts to limit it.

David Cay Johnston

David Cay Johnston, distinguished visiting lecturer in the College of Law, spoke with Brian Lehrer of WNYC, and appeared on MSNBC's "Ed Show" to speak about the tax aspects of Obama/Congress deficit talks.

Janis McDonald

Janis McDonald, professor in the College of Law and co-director of the SU College of Law Cold Case Justice Initiative (CCJI), is quoted in a Boston Globe article about James Joseph Reeb, a Boston minister and civil rights activist killed in Selma, Ala., in 1965.

Menachem Z. Rosencraft

Jewish Telegraphic Agency published an op-ed by Menachem Z. Rosensaft, distinguished visiting lecturer at Syracuse University College of Law, on the auction of the journals of Dr. Josef Mengele.

Terry Turnipseed

An essay by Terry Turnipseed, associate professor in the College of Law, on the constitutionality of Obama's use of an autopen to sign into law the extension of the Patriot Act in May, was published in Slate.

Michael Schwartz

Syracuse University Associate Law Professor Michael Schwartz is quoted in a Reuters news story on the case of an Americans with Disabilities Act complaint filed by a Rochester man. Schwartz is also director of the College's Disability Rights Clinic. The participation of the SU College of Law's Disability Law Clinic is noted in a WNYC report on a federal ruling against New York City's plan to remove its fire alarm call box system. The 1997 injunction against dismantlement which was upheld protects the rights of deaf and hearing-impaired populations reporting emergencies from the street. The federal action was also reported by the New York Times and New York Post.

Orientation Community Service Project

Orientation Service Project

As part of their Orientation community service project at Matthew 25 Farm, first-year SU Law students harvested more than 7,000 lbs. of food for Syracuse-area food pantries on Aug. 19. View more

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