Albany Law School

10/1/18 Panel

Oct 1, 2018

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are Albany Law School Professor Sarah Rogerson who directs the Immigration Law Clinic, political consultant Libby Post, and communications consultant, Joe Bonilla. 

9/28/18 Panel

Sep 28, 2018

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are Vice President for Editorial Development at New York Press Association Judy Patrick, Political Consultant Libby Post, Albany Law School Professor Sarah Rogerson who directs the Immigration Law Clinic, Albany County District Attorney David Soares, and Siena College Economics Professor Aaron Pacitti.

9/24/18 Panel

Sep 24, 2018

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are Albany Law School Professor Sarah Rogerson who directs the Immigration Law Clinic, Political Consultant Libby Post, Executive Editor of The Times-Herald Record Barry Lewis; and James Ketterer - Dean of International studies at Bard College and Academic Director of the Bard Globalization and International Affairs program.

9/17/18 Panel

Sep 17, 2018

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists: WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Albany Law School Professor Sarah Rogerson who directs the Immigration Law Clinic, Dean of International Studies at Bard College and Academic Director of the Bard Globalization and International Affairs program James Ketterer; and Political Consultant Libby Post.

9/10/18 Panel

Sep 10, 2018

  The Roundtable Panel:a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Albany Law School Professor Sarah Rogerson who directs the Immigration Law Clinic, James Ketterer - dean of international studies at Bard College and academic director of the Bard Globalization and International Affairs program, and Executive Editor of The Times-Herald Record Barry Lewis.

8/27/18 Panel

Aug 27, 2018

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Political Consultant Libby Post, Albany Law School Professor Sarah Rogerson who directs the Immigration Law Clinic and communications consultant, Joe Bonilla.

8/20/18 Panel

Aug 20, 2018

    The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Political Consultant Libby Post, Albany Law School Professor Sarah Rogerson who directs the Immigration Law Clinic, Executive Editor of the Times-Hearld Record in Middletown Barry Lewis and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao.

Saratoga Immigration Coalition is hosting a Walk & Vigil Peacekeeper Workshop tonight at 6:30 to prepare for the "All Are Welcome Here" Walk & Vigil on August 28.

8/13/18 Panel

Aug 13, 2018

   The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, former New York State Senator and SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor, Terry Gipson, political consultant Libby Post, and Albany Law School Professor and Director of the Immigration Law Clinic, Sarah Rogerson.

8/6/18 Panel

Aug 6, 2018

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Albany Law School Professor Sarah Rogerson who directs the Immigration Law Clinic, Executive Editor of the Times-Herald Record Barry Lewis, and former New York State Senator and SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor, Terry Gipson.

7/30/18 Panel

Jul 30, 2018

      The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Political Consultant Libby Post, Albany Law School Professor Sarah Rogerson who directs the Immigration Law Clinic, and former NYS Senator and SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor, Terry Gipson.

Lucas Willard / WAMC

As more than 300 immigrants wait inside Albany County Jail, attorneys and interpreters are organizing to gather more information on those being detained. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports dozens turned out Wednesday night to learn how to help.

Today's Panel presents a conversaton about immigration.

Immigration has been a touchstone of the U.S. political debate for decades, as policymakers weigh competing economic, security, and humanitarian concerns. Congress has been unable to reach an agreement on comprehensive immigration reform for years.

Shortly after taking office, President Donald Trump signed executive orders on border security, interior enforcement, and refugees. In mid-2017, Trump rescinded two programs created by President Obama to shield undocumented children and their parents from deportation. Most recently, a “Zero-Tolerance” policy was implemented causing children to be separated from their parents at the border.

Justice Scales
Adobe Stock

It may seem at times that lawyers have become the fourth branch of government. Since Watergate, the Clinton-Lewinsky investigation, Enron and now the busy court dockets prompted by the Trump administration, lawyers are front and center in government and politics.

Composite photo by Dave Lucas/WAMC

At an uncertain time for immigration policy in the U.S., sanctuary cities are the focus of an Albany Law symposium tonight.

Composite Image by Dave Lucas

Blight — even the most successful cities deal with it. One of the most daunting issues facing local governments is the problem of vacant and abandoned properties. A conference next week at Albany Law School will take an up-close look at landscape renewal.

With higher education becoming more expensive, students looking to maximize their college experiences are getting help from their schools.

WAMC composite image by Dave Lucas / wikipedia

Sol Greenberg's trademark wavy silver hair and pipe once personified the office of District Attorney in Albany County. Greenberg died Thursday at age 95.

Albany Law's Bonventre Previews New Supreme Court

Jan 31, 2017
Prof. Vincent Bonventre
Albany Law

President Donald Trump will announce his nominee for the Supreme Court this evening, setting up what could be a contentious hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, depending on the choice to fill the vacancy left bt the sudden death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Albany Law School Prof. Vincent Bonventre says abortion remains the litmus test for the nominee, for both the right and the left.

Jan Stiglitz
Jan Stiglitz

Being wrongfully convicted of a crime and sent to prison is among the most dreadful of living nightmares, but there are lawyers who work to free those people and restore justice. Prof. Jan Stiglitz, who graduated from Albany Law School in 1975, is a co-founder of the California Innocence Project and is Albany Law's fall 2016 alumnus in residence. He will speak Thursday at the school.

Alicia Ouellette, president and dean of Albany Law School, signs agreement with James K. Reed, M.D., president & CEO of SPHP.
SPHP

St. Peter's Health Partners and Albany Law School have partnered to help seriously ill patients who need legal assistance.

  In his new book - Unfit for Democracy – WAMC Commentator and Albany Law Professor Stephen Gottlieb takes a critical look at the decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts, asserting that the interpretation of constitutional law should be applied with a focus on preserving the system of government put in place by our founding fathers.

He joins us this morning to discuss Unfit for Democracy and preview his hour-long conversation tomorrow at Albany Law School with Alan Chartock beginning at 1PM at the Law School’s Dean Alexander Moot Courtroom. That sit-down will be aired at a later date here on WAMC and will take place in front of a live audience and is open to the public.

Prof. Gottlieb, Albany Law School's Jay and Ruth Caplan Distinguished Professor of Law, is the author of Morality Imposed: The Rehnquist Court and the State of Liberty in America he is also an expert on the Supreme Court, constitutional theory and election campaign law.

youtube

University at Albany President Robert Jones this week delivered his State of the University Address. President since 2013, Jones says the university must turn around enrollment, which has lagged in recent years, setting a goal of 20,000 students by 2020. Jones spoke with WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas.

WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

The University at Albany and Albany Law School have announced a deeper affiliation that officials say creates important new academic opportunities for students, novel research and grant prospects for faculty, and advances the region’s role as a leader in higher education and innovation.

Sean Collins

Efforts to curb gun violence in Albany had another airing at an Albany Law School forum Wednesday night.

This post has been updated to reflect a correction: Kelly has been on vacation since after the debate, not hiatus, as originally reported.

You might know that Fox News personality Megyn Kelly has been off the air since shortly after her faceoff with Donald Trump during the first televised presidential debate leading up to 2016. What you may not know is that Kelly grew up in Delmar and graduated from Albany Law School.

albanylaw.edu

Immigrants in the U.S, both documented and undocumented, often face a number of challenges after they arrive from their homelands, and many of those problems need a lawyer. The Albany Law School has announced that beginning in the fall semester, students will be involved in a new immigration law clinic. Associate professor of law Sarah Rogerson is the director of the clinic.

WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

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.

Alicia Ouellette
Albany Law School

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.

wikipedia commons

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 FlyersRights.org

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.

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.

Pages