May 2010

May 2010

In This Issue

A Conversation With Andrew Oringer

Legal Writing Conference

The Briefing

Hofstra Law in the News

Class Notes

Job Postings



Reunion 2010
Hofstra Law School
Saturday, October 16, 2010

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Dora Schriro
NYC Dept. of Correction Comm. Dora Schriro delivers commencement address at Hofstra Law School.
Graduation Ceremony
2010 Graduation Ceremony.

Class Notes

Hon. Jeffrey Sunshine '80, supervising judge in matrimonial matters in Kings County, was honored at the annual dinner dance of the New York Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers on May 1. 
Marc C. Gann '84, partner at Collins, McDonald & Gann, P.C., was elected president of the Nassau County Bar Association for 2010-11.
Dolores Gebhardt '84, partner at McCarthy Fingar LLP in White Plains, was elected president of the Westchester Women’s Bar Association for 2010-11.

Ralph A. Catalano '89, partner at Catalano Gallardo & Petropoulos, LLP, was elected assistant dean of the Nassau Academy of Law, the educational arm of the Nassau County Bar Association, for 2010-11.

Job Postings

Associate Attorney, Bornstein & Emanuel, P.C. (Garden City, N.Y.)

Associate, Tarbet, Lester & Schoen, PLLC (Amagansett, N.Y.)

Associate Attorney, Eaton & Torrenzano LLP (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

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A Conversation With Andrew Oringer

sits down with Andrew Oringer '84, a partner in Ropes & Gray's Tax & Benefits Department, to talk about his time at Hofstra Law, his thoughts on executive compensation and tips on how to survive in this difficult job market. 


Legal Writing Conference: Teaching Students How to Become Effective Practitioners

by Prof. Amy Stein

Focusing on teaching law students how to become effective practitioners is even more important in today’s legal marketplace, where employers in both the public and the private sector are looking for attorneys who already know how to practice law and conduct themselves professionally.

Recognizing that the legal writing classroom is the perfect environment in which to lay the foundation for developing this kind of attorney, Hofstra Law recently hosted the Empire State Legal Writing Conference.
The Briefing
 Kagan Didn’t Have 'Paradoxical Freedom' Benefiting Ginsburg, O’Connor
Neither Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg nor Sandra Day O'Connor chose between career and children. "Not much was given to or expected of women then, which created a paradoxical freedom."
ABA Journal (5/25/10)

A Few Law Firms Pay Lower Recruiter Fees for Laid-Off Associates

A handful of law firms are paying lower recruiter fees for laid-off associates, and one managing partner says it was the recruiters' idea. ABA Journal (5/24/10)

Will the Gulf Cleanup Effort Yield a Constitutional Smackdown?
Until now, the legal news arising out of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has mostly concerned lawsuits filed by local businesses looking to recoup their losses. But now a more, well, unusual legal dustup has emerged out of the awful situation in the Gulf. Wall Street Journal Law Blog (05/25/10)


Hofstra Law in the News


Roland Nicholson Jr '74 discusses the controversy over Rand Paul and civil rights.
New York Times (5/21/10)

Maurice Goldman '00 discusses the Arizona immigration law on the Fox News show Fox & Friends.
Fox & Friends (5/19/10)

Paul J. Winterstein '05 has been named an associate in the Long Island office of Gibson & Behman, P.C. (5/6/10)

Jeffrey Nash '83 was named a recipient of the South Jerseyan of the Year Award. (5/2/10)


Watch Out for a Credit Card Act Loophole

As part of his recurring series on the Bucks Blog, Norman Silber discusses the benefits of the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act. New York Times Bucks Blog (5/19/10)

Towards a New Corporate Constitutionalism
Daniel J.H. Greenwood describes why corporations that participate in politics should do so under the control of the human beings affiliated with them. Dissent magazine (5/10/10)

Experts Say Bomb Plot Won’t Affect 9/11 Trial's Site

Eric M. Freedman says the 9/11 trial is "much too important a policy choice with very important long-term constitutional law implications" to be affected by a minor incident such as the Times Square plot.
Newsday (5/4/10)  (subscription required)


Public Justice Foundation Names Fellowship Recipients for 2010
This year, 24 law students will receive stipends for unpaid internships in the public sector thanks to Hofstra Law School’s student-run Public Justice Foundation.

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