Albany Law School

New York News
12:22 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

Three Mayors, One Year Later...

Kathy Sheehan, Lovely Warren and Joanne Yepsen at Albany Law School, February 2014.
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In February 2014, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Saratoga Springs Mayor Joanne Yepsen and Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren — then, all new officeholders — participated  in an Albany Law School forum called  “Leading a New Era in City Government: Women Mayors of Upstate New York.” 

A lot can happen in one year's time.  The three Democrats were voted into office during a time when women in politics were making gains nationally.  Each has her own unique governing style: each had a picture of what the year ahead might bring. Each reflects on what was hoped for versus what happened.

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12:30 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

New Albany Law Dean Ouellette Lays Out Strategic Plan

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Alicia Ouellette earned a law degree in 1994 from Albany Law School, and then began a career that included private practice, a stint as a Court of Appeals clerk and as Assistant Solicitor General in the New York Attorney General’s Office.

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New York News
12:40 pm
Sun November 16, 2014

Albany Law Professor Files Amicus Brief In Supreme Court Whistleblower Case

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Albany Law School Professor Robert Heverly recently filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court case Department of Homeland Security vs. MacLean on behalf of advocacy organization

As part of the case, the court will decide if a U.S. air marshal can be protected under the Whistle Blower Protection act after sharing information about the service to the press.

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Capital Region News
9:10 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Albany Law Dean Will Step Down

There’s a change atop Albany Law School.

The President and Dean of Albany Law School is stepping down. Penny Andrews made the announcement Tuesday; she'll stay on through the end of the 2014-15 school year and is expected to aid in the strategic plan for the college's future. Andrews did not elaborate. Professor Alicia Ouellette, former associate dean for Academic Affairs and Intellectual Life, will serve as the interim dean.

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Capital Region News
12:00 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Albany Law School: Innovative Strategic Plan To Prepare The Next Generation Of Lawyers And Leaders

Albany Law School has taken the wraps off what it calls an "Innovative Strategic Plan to Prepare the Next Generation of Lawyers and Leaders" - WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas sat down with school president and dean Penelope Andrews.

From the official press release:

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Capital Region News
1:20 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

'Game Of Drones' Preview

WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas recently sat down with two of the scheduled speakers at "Game of Drones."
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Next week, law professors, practicing attorneys and other experts will gather in Albany to discuss the use of drones, running the gamut from targeted killing to domestic drone use to drone journalism. 

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Capital Region News
1:58 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Albany College Campus Goes "Tobacco Free"

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Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, in partnership with Albany Law School, have implemented a 100% tobacco-free campus policy, now in place. A Tobacco-Free Kickoff Event was held tuesday in front of the ACPHS Student Center. Officials hail the move as a "notable step" toward a healthier and cleaner environment.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Prof. Timothy Lytton, Albany Law School – History of the Kosher Food Industry

In today’s Academic Minute, Professor Timothy Lytton of Albany Law School reveals how stringent self-regulation has allowed the kosher food industry to thrive over the past century.

Timothy Lytton is the Albert and Angela Farone Distinguished Professor of Law at Albany Law School where he teaches courses on administrative law, the philosophy of law, and regulatory law. His latest publication is Kosher: Private Regulation in the Age of Industrial Food. He earned his law degree at Yale Law School.

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12:35 pm
Sun July 7, 2013

Albany Law School Dean Penelope Andrews - The Legacy Of Nelson Mandela

Albany Law School Dean Penelope "Penny" Andrews.
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South African anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela has now spent a month in the hospital.

As visitors from around the world share an outpouring of love and support for South Africa’s first democratically elected president, there has also been a question of what his legacy will mean for both South Africa and the world.

Albany Law School Dean Penelope "Penny" Andrews grew up and began studying law in apartheid South Africa before coming to the U.S. in the 1980’s.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:07 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Stephen Gottlieb: The Environmental Action Agenda

A few months ago, both Steve Leibo and I brought attention to an MIT study that suggested that a carbon tax could be a win-win-win solution. It would meet some Republican and some Democratic objectives, by allowing Congress to keep income taxes low, allow the Bush tax cuts to remain, yet fund Democratic social policies, all the while reducing our use and dependence on carbon based energy, which is destroying the environment, and is likely to leave an uninhabitable earth for our grandchildren.

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