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Focus Forward - August 2013
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Syracuse University Welcomes New General Counsel, Dickens "Deke" Mathieu

Dean Hannah R. Arterian and Board of Trustees Chair Richard L. Thompson '67 hosted a welcome breakfast Oct. 10 for Syracuse University's new senior vice president and general counsel, Dickens "Deke" Mathieu. Elected officials, members of the Judiciary, local law firms and members of the SU Board of Trustees attended the event.

Mathieu is the chief legal officer of the University and is responsible for providing legal advice and counsel to University leaders and the campus community.

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INSCT/ICT Present Counterterrorism in the 21st Century, a Joint Executive Course

SECURITY & TERRORISM THREATS ARE EVOLVING ... HOW WILL YOU STAY AHEAD?

SPEND A WEEK in New York City January 2014 with Israeli and US counterterrorism thought-leaders and come away with an enhanced understanding of what it takes to mitigate unconventional threats to national and international security posed by asymmetric warfare.

Held Jan. 3 to 10, 2014 at Syracuse University's new Fisher Center on Madison Avenue in NYC, this intensive executive course is taught by some of the world's foremost experts on CT law, policy, and practice.

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Professor David Crane L'80 Testifies on Syria

Professor David Crane was in Washington D.C. for a news conference Oct. 3 on Syria and the Chautauqua Principles. The Chautauqua Principles were rolled out at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. and create a justice mechanism for Syria. Crane also testified before the House International Relations Committee on the Chautauqua Principles and Syracuse Law's Syrian Accountability Project, now the cornerstone to the international effort to bring Assad to account for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

(Pictured L to R: Ryan Suto L'13, Prof. David Crane L'80 and Adom Cooper L'12)

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Alumni Volunteers Wanted

The Syracuse Law and Civic Engagement Forum (SLACE) is looking for alumni who are interested in blogging about the intersection between law and public policy. SLACE is a newly established student organization and public policy publication that represents a partnership between graduate students and faculty from across Syracuse University, including the College of Law, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, the Newhouse School of Public Communications, the School of Education, the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and SUNY Upstate Medical University. SLACE is particularly interested in alumni bloggers, as practitioners bring real life experience to academic debates about social issues. If you are interested in blogging, please contact the Editor-in-Chief of SLACE, Matt Clemente L'14 (mlclemen@syr.edu). Visit our blog to learn more.

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The 36th Annual Lionel O. Grossman Trial Competition

Congratulations to Gracie Wright L'14 and Samantha Robbins L'14, the winners of the 36th Annual Lionel O. Grossman Trial Competition. The competition involves both second- and third-year law students and is designed to test their skills in evidence, courtroom etiquette and knowledge of trial practice.

Further congratulations to finalist Mark O'Brien L'14, who won the esteemed Frank H. Armani Advocacy Award, as the best advocate.

Hon. Frederick J. Scullin L'64 presided, alongside Hon. Therese W. Dancks L'91, Mr. Richard D. Grossman L'55, Mr. Frank H. Armani L'56, Hon. John C. Cherundolo L'73, Professor Emeritus Travis H.D. Lewin, Mr. Anthony S. Bottar, and Ms. Anne LaFex. All were impressed with the caliber of the advocates.

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Spotlight On:


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Alan M. Epstein L'74

President & Chief Operating Officer
KDC Solar LLC
New York, NY

Alan Epstein has worked with KDC Solar CEO Hal Kamine for over 25 years in the energy and telecom businesses. Prior to accepting the position of President and COO at KDC Solar, Alan was a partner in the New York office of Sidley Austin LLP.

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Courtside Seating

Reserve your seat, and your place in history. Dedicate a seat in the Ceremonial Courtroom in Dineen Hall today.

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Happenings


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Law Dialog Luncheon in DC - Friday, November 8, 2013.

The Rule of Law is Dead! Long Live the Rule of Law! Conflicting Public Perceptions of the Courts

Professor Keith Bybee, Director of the Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics, and the Media (IJPM), explores the contradictory contours of public opinion and considers their impact on the rule of law.

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21st Annual Syracuse Public Interest Network Auction - Palace Theater, November 15

The Syracuse Public Interest Network (SPIN) is proud to announce the 21st Annual Public Interest Auction, held at the Palace Theater on Friday, November 15 at 6:00 p.m. Each year, this event provides the primary source of funding for the SPIN Fellowship Program. SPIN Fellows work in a variety of unpaid public interest positions during the summer and provide valuable legal aid to the community.

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Reunion 2013 Recap

The College of Law continues to brim with excitement from Law Reunion Weekend, Oct. 4-6, 2013! From the class reunions, to the Friday cocktail reception, Saturday's tailgate party and Homecoming football, our alumni and friends had a great time celebrating together!

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Strengthening Our Network: Making Time to Talk with Students

With finals almost upon us, College of Law students are well aware of what follows: networking, networking, networking. Students at the College of Law count on our alumni for advice, input and guidance...

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Orange Law Pride


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Recruiting the J.D. Class of 2017

College of Law alumni can help recruit the J.D. Class of 2017 by encouraging prospective students to apply to Syracuse Law, or to attend the many recruiting events around the country.

A special thanks to several alumni who have already represented Syracuse Law at recruiting events this year, including:

Chicago Forum – Andrew Simmons L'11 and Allegra Wiles L'07
Los Angeles Forum – Melissa Fox L'98
New York City Forum – Carey Ng L'02, Sarah Oliker L'03, David Baker L'05 and Chanel Hudson L'05
San Francisco Forum – Becki Graham L'05
University of Texas at San Antonio Law Fair – Juan Renteria L'04

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Syracuse Law in the Media


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Syracuse Law's faculty are often called upon to comment on complex issues in the news, from cyber security to global politics or finance.

Visit our new Syracuse Law news page for the latest media coverage. Please bookmark and visit daily to keep up-to-date on what's happening at the College of Law.

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Graduates on Giving


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IRA Extension - December 31st

Tax-free distributions to charity from an Individual Retirement Arrangement (IRA) held by someone age 70½ or older of up to $100,000 per taxpayer expires December 31, 2013. For more information, call 315-443-1964.

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