For Immediate Release:  Oct 9, 2008
2008, 10, 09

Hofstra Law Dean to speak on leadership panel

Hofstra Law Dean to speak on leadership panel

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Hofstra Law School Dean Nora V. Demleitner has been chosen to speak at the Third Annual Women’s Leadership Panel hosted by Soroptimist International of Nassau County.

The event titled “Shattering the Glass Ceiling” will take place 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 21 at The Orchid Restaurant in Garden City, New York.

Demleitner will share the panel with:
  • Helena Williams, President, Long Island Rail Road
  • Kathleen Rice, Nassau County District Attorney
  • Teresa Rizzuto, Commissioner of Aviation & Transportation, MacArthur Airport
  • Moderator: SINC President Fran Karliner
"I am proud to be a member of this distinguished panel," said Demleitner. "Our hope is to inspire the next generation of female leaders."

After serving as interim dean of Hofstra Law School, Dean Demleitner was named dean effective January 1, 2008. She was selected by Hofstra University President Stuart Rabinowitz, after a comprehensive and competitive national search by a committee of faculty, administrators and trustees. She is the first woman to serve as dean of Hofstra Law School.

Dean Demleitner received her J.D. from Yale Law School, her B.A. from Bates College, and holds an L.L.M. with distinction in International and Comparative Law from Georgetown University Law Center.

After law school, Dean Demleitner clerked for the Hon. Samuel A. Alito, Jr., then a member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She testified in front of the U.S. Senate on behalf of Justice Alito's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Dean Demleitner teaches and writes widely in the areas of criminal, comparative and immigration law. Her expertise is in sentencing and collateral sentencing consequences. She is a managing editor of the Federal Sentencing Reporter, and serves on the executive editorial board of the American Journal of Comparative Law.

Soroptimist is an international organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Almost 95,000 Soroptimists in about 120 countries and territories contribute time and financial support to community–based and international projects that benefit women and girls.

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