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2014-03-27 08:29:07

First of its Kind in the Nation to Begin for the September 2014 Incoming Class ALBANY, N.Y., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to a growing demand for qualified attorneys to work in the nation's $225-billion equine, racing and gaming industries, and with several casinos in development stage across New York state, Albany Law School today announced that it will offer a concentration in equine, racing and gaming law -- the only one of its kind in the nation --...

2014-02-04 08:37:07

ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Albany Law School announced today that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will deliver the keynote address at the institution's 163(rd) Commencement Ceremony, to be held at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on May 16, 2014. Vilsack, a 1975 graduate of Albany Law School, also served two terms as Governor of Iowa before being appointed the nation's 30(th) Secretary of Agriculture by President Barack...

2011-05-18 08:31:00

ALBANY, N.Y., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Albany Law School Professor Alicia Ouellette's latest book, Bioethics and Disability: Toward a Disability-Conscious Bioethics, takes on the tension between disability rights scholars and bioethicists. According to some disability rights activists, bioethicists focus too broadly on the concept of patient rights at the expense of the practical challenges facing individuals with disabilities. "The book explores why this tension exists,...

2010-12-06 11:28:00

ALBANY, N.Y., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Albany Law School Associate Dean Patricia Salkin is the author of the just-published book "Climate Change and Sustainable Development Law in a Nutshell" (West 2010), which explores international, federal, state and local laws and policies regarding sustainable development and climate change. The book, co-authored with John R. Nolon, the James D. Hopkins Professor of Law at Pace University School of Law, also explains how the U.S....

2010-01-19 10:40:00

Web site catalogues information about Public Authorities nationwide ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Albany Law School's Government Law Center (GLC) today announced the launch of the nationwide Public Authorities Information Clearinghouse (PAIC) (www.publicauthority.org), designed to help interested parties navigate through the documents that pertain to the governance of public authority. "Public authorities are the fastest growing form of government in the United...

2010-01-06 11:20:00

ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Albany Law School professor James Thuo Gathii's new book, War, Commerce, and International Law (Oxford University Press) examines the laws regulating historical and contemporary conflicts - including Blackwater in Iraq and "blood diamonds" in Africa's Congo - arguing that the rules are applied differently and unfairly across the globe. Recent wars and conflicts have once again challenged the rights of protecting private property and...

2008-07-21 06:00:00

By Marc Parry, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Jul. 21--BINGHAMTON -- Proposals to establish three new law schools in New York are pitting colleges against each other in a statewide debate that touches on money, politics and prestige. The end result may be a significant expansion of choices for aspiring attorneys upstate, where Buffalo claims the only low-cost public law school north of New York City. Here in the Southern Tier 140 miles southwest of Albany, one of SUNY's most prestigious...

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