April 2010

April 2010

In This Issue

Hofstra Law at Work

Prof. Julian Ku on the Retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens

The Briefing

Hofstra Law in the News

Class Notes

Job Postings


Alumni/Admitted Student Reception:
New York City
Thursday, May 13, 2010, 5-7 p.m.
Hosted by Ropes & Gray, LLP
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David S. Mack Sports Complex
Sunday, May 16, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
Reception to follow at the
Hofstra University Club, David S. Mack Hall
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Randy Levine
Randy Levine '80 filming Hofstra Law at Work in the Great Hall at Yankee Stadium.

Class Notes

Stephanie Ortoleva '76 is now working with the international human rights law firm Blue Law International LLP as its senior human rights legal advisor. Stephanie is also an adjunct professor at American University School of International Service, in Washington D.C.

Cono A. Carrano '94 has joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as a partner. His practice focuses on complex patent litigation.

Irene Hudson '02 was recently named principal at Fish & Richardson P.C. She focuses her practice on complex patent litigation.

Michael S. Mosscrop '03 has joined the Garden City-based firm of Franklin, Gringer & Cohen, P.C., as an associate. He concentrates his practice on general civil litigation matters.

Lauren Chartan '10 has recently joined the law firm of Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, P.C., in Great Neck. She will practice matrimonial, family law and civil litigation for the firm.

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Job Postings

Associate, Jackson Lewis LLP
(New York, NY)

Administrative Law Judge, Nassau County Attorney's Office

Associate Attorney, Arnold A. Arpino & Associates PC (Smithtown, NY)

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Hofstra Law at Work

We are excited to announce the launch of an online video series titled The Law at Work. This initiative, available on Hofstra Law’s YouTube page, features some of our prominent graduates discussing their legal education and professional experiences. Geared toward prospective students, but of relevance to other audiences, these 10 videos introduce viewers to the Hofstra Law community and give them a flavor for the institution through the eyes of an alumnus or current student. We encourage you to check out the videos and share them with anyone you think might be interested in learning more about Hofstra Law.

Prof. Julian Ku on the Retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens

The retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens marks the departure of a singular justice who is distinct in many ways from all of his fellow justices. As many news accounts have noted, Justice Stevens is not only the longest-serving justice (appointed in 1975) but also the only serving justice with active military experience (World War II). Additionally, Justice Stevens is the only justice who did not attend either Harvard or Yale law school (Northwestern) and the only justice who is neither Catholic nor Jewish (Protestant). He also, it is said, is the only justice who insists on writing the first draft of his legal opinions himself, rather than turning over such tasks to his law clerks.
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The Briefing

Law firms have made significant advances in promoting women to partner, according to a new report. Women made up 34 percent of firms’ 2010 new partner classes, compared with 28 percent the year before.
New York Law Journal

Lawyers in ‘Lower Upper Class’ Begin Revolt with Goldman Case, Columnist Says
Members of the lower upper class — professionals who are living better than 99 percent of other Americans due to education, hard work and good luck — are beginning to revolt against those who are an economic step above them. 

Will Citizens United Unite the Citizens … Behind Obama?
According to Jess Bravin of the WSJ, President Obama and fellow Democrats are looking to harness the energy sparked by Citizen’s United leading up to and during the confirmation hearings of his next Supreme Court pick.
Wall Street Journal Law Blog (4/23/10)

Social Media Questionaire

Hofstra Law in the News
As you may have seen recently, Hofstra Law advanced in the U.S. News rankings to No. 86, an increase of 14 spots. Visit the U.S. News website for more information on the rankings.
Americas Best Graduate Schools in 2011

Joel Segal ’89 represents three of the first-round picks in this year’s NFL draft.
Sports Agent Blog (4/26/10)

Breaking the Handshake of Albany Won’t Be Easy
Christopher Ketcham writes about the “Albany Handshake,” the term coined by Prof. Eric Lane to describe the unwritten agreement by which most of the 212 members of the Legislature agree to go along and get along.
Harper’s Magazine (May 2010)

Hofstra Law Students Facilitate National Summit to Develop Recommendations for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care
Hofstra Law students co-organized a national summit on the implementation a new federal statute pertaining to youth transitioning out of foster care. (4/15/10)

Editor's Notes

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