October 2012

October 2012

The Honorable Denny Chin

Hon. Denny Chin Discusses the Challenges in Sentencing

On September 10, the U.S. Circuit Judge Denny Chin delivered the 23rd Howard and Iris Kaplan Memorial Lecture. In his remarks, Chin addressed his most famous — and infamous — cases, including the sentencing of Bernard Madoff. Chin also spoke on a personal note about the importance of being the only Asian-American currently seated on any federal appellate bench.


Debate Lecture Series

Presidential Debate Lecture Slides

Hofstra Law has developed a series of lectures around the Presidential Debate to take place on campus on October 16. Hofstra Law professors and legal scholars will discuss the major issues in this season's presidential race.


Trophy Case Dedication

Hofstra Law Dedicates Trophy Case Donated as Class of 2012 3L Class Gift

On Wednesday, September 5, alumni leaders of the Class of 2012 gathered to dedicate the trophy case donated as the 2012 3L Class Gift to the the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University.


Youth Lawyering Skills

Hofstra Law Students Teach Local Youth Lawyering Skills

This summer, a team of three students from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University served as law faculty for the Summer Scholars Academy offered through Hofstra University's Science and Technology Entry Project.


Innovative Technology

Capitalizing on Traditional Summer Externships With Innovative Technology

Adjunct Instructor Rita Sethi used new technology to teach the nearly 55 Hofstra Law students pursuing summer externships in Nassau County, Washington D.C., Georgia, Australia, Italy, Ireland and many places in between.


National Association of Women Lawyers’ 8th Annual General Counsel Institute

Hofstra Law is pleased to be a co-sponsor of the National Association of Women Lawyers’ 8th Annual General Counsel Institute (GCI 8) on November 8-9, 2012, at the Intercontinental Hotel in New York City. We have arranged a special 10% discount for our members. To register, please go to nawl.org and use the code GCI8COSPONSOR to get the discount.

Upcoming Events

Oct. 15: Hofstra Law Review 40th Anniversary Reception

Oct. 19: Settlement Day

Oct. 24: Sidney and Walter Siben Distinguished Professorship Lecture in Family Law


Class Notes

Andrea Shapiro Davis '84 was appointed executive director of the NYC Commission on Women's Issues in June 2012. She works with the commission’s members to advise the mayor on policies to ensure equality for women in New York City, including in the fields of employment, housing, education and health care.

Larren M. Nashelsky '91, co-chair of the bankruptcy and restructuring practice and a member of the executive committee at Morrison & Foerster, was elected as chair of the firm in July 2012.

Risco Mention-Lewis '93, a Nassau County assistant district attorney, was nominated as deputy commissioner of the Suffolk County Police Department by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone in July 2012. She is the first African-American and the first woman to hold the position of deputy commissioner.

Michael Yadgar '99 joined DLA Piper in May 2011 as a legal director to open and lead the firm's office in Bahrain. Yadgar, along with his wife, Helen, and 3-year-old, Zachary, also welcomed newborn Levi Joshua to the family in May 2012.


Job Postings

Associate (0-3 years post-grad experience), Eisenberg & Margolis, LLP (Garden City, NY)

Associate (0 to 2 yrs exp), Leeds Morelli & Brown (Carle Place, NY)

Associate (5+ years experience), Catalano Gallardo & Petropoulos, LLP (Jericho, NY)


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