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Focus Forward - August 2013
Ted Hagelin

Orientation Prepares College of Law Students for Next Three Years and Beyond

The Syracuse University College of Law welcomed its 117th first-year law class on August 19, with 196 students arriving for a weeklong orientation program. From the start, College of Law students understand the orientation program they recently participated in is unlike any other.

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Community News


Welcome Class of 2014 LL.M. Students!

The College of Law welcomed 10 students into its class of 2014 Master of Laws program for foreign trained students. This is the 2nd year of this program, a 24-credit hour graduate program designed to offer students with a foreign (non-U.S.) law degree or its equivalent, advanced study in American law. Students enrolled hail from 9 different countries, including Argentina, China, India, Kenya, Pakistan, Taiwan, Trinidad, Turkey and the West Bank.

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Alexander elected to SU College of Law Board of Advisors

Syracuse University College of Law is pleased to welcome Richard M. Alexander L'82 to its Board of Advisors. Working in Washington, D.C., he is the managing partner of Arnold & Porter LLP and also practices in the financial services area.

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Syracuse University Law Alumni Association (SULAA) Board welcomes new members

Congratulations to the newly elected members, including:
Michael J. Allan, L’98
Michael A. Fogel, L’04
Suzanne O. Galbato, L’98
Catherine “Cady” Sinnwell Gerlach, L’13
Douglas J. Gorman, L’06
Becki D. Graham, L’05
Tyson E. Hubbard, L’08
Heather M. Schroder, L’07

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Spotlight On:


Michael Allan L'98

Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Washington, D.C.

Michael Allan L'98 is a partner in the Washington and New York offices of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, where he is a member of the Intellectual Property and Litigation Groups.

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Dineen Hall

The Campaign for Dineen Hall

One year down – one to go! Watch the past 16 months of progress unveiled in little more than 60 seconds in our latest time lapse video.

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Register Now - Fall Reunion Celebrations

Class of 1973 Reunion Weekend – September 20-22, 2013
Get full details and registration information

Law Reunion Weekend - October 4-6, 2013
All law alumni are welcome back to campus, with special recognition for alumni in classes ending in '3' or '8'.
Get the full details


Fall 2013 Events Calendar

Alumni events have been planned in Boston, MA (October 24); Buffalo, NY (October 10); Central NY; NYC; Rochester, NY (October 3); and Washington, DC (November 8).

Check the alumni events calendar for details.


Recap - Supreme Court Admissions Program

Seventeen alumni participated in the U.S. Supreme Court Admission program on June 17, 2013. John Burgett L'92 served as the movant for the group. The program was sponsored by the Syracuse University Law Alumni Association (SULAA). All nine Supreme Court Justices were on the bench that day and handed down five decisions.

The next Supreme Court Admissions program will be on June 13, 2016. Additional details to come.


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New Resources for Lawyers in Transition

Kim Wolf Price, L'03, Assistant Dean of Professional & Career Development, has been appointed Vice-Chair of the New York State Bar Association's Committee on Lawyers in Transition. The Committee on Lawyers in Transition develops programs and resources to assist attorneys and law students in all aspects of professional transition.

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Orange Law Pride


A New Look for a New Era

The SU Marching band will unveil new uniforms at the Homecoming football game between SU and Clemson on Oct. 5. The new uniforms are the result of a successful $150,000 campaign “A New Look for a New Era.” The uniforms are made in the US from recycled materials and feature the University’s block “S”.

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Syracuse Law in the Media


From cold cases to tax issues to international law, our Syracuse Law faculty - experts in their chosen fields - regularly participate on the national and international law media stage.

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Graduates on Giving


Thank You for Your Support

We thank all College of Law donors whose gifts are actively working to assist current 1L, 2L and 3L students and our faculty.

View the 2012-2013 University Report of Donors. The College of Law Honor Roll of Donors will appear in the upcoming Syracuse Law magazine.
Make your 2013-14 gift.

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