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College of Law News

A System and Method for Tracking and Managing Skills: TCLC Helps a Rochester Entrepreneur Protect a Bright Idea

Tuesday 10/3/2017

It is perhaps difficult to remember a time before the Nutrition Facts Label. Before 1990, information about the calories, cholesterol, fat content, and vitamins in the food we eat was sparse and non-standard. Now the label is a mandatory, ubiquitous, and familiar part of our lives, the recipe for its success being its simplicity, uniformity, and a reader-friendly design—it’s something anyone from a child to an adult can understand.

With a similar idea in mind, Ryan M. Frischmann, a web and application developer, writer, and entrepreneur from Rochester, NY, has created the Skills Label for use in the education and training industry. With help from the College of Law’s Technology Commercialization Law Center (TCLC), as well as the New York State Science and Technology Law Center (NYSSTLC), Frischmann has moved his idea through intellectual property (IP) landscaping to the patent protection stage.


Skills Label

Sophie Dagenais Named Fellow of the New York Bar Foundation

Monday 10/2/2017

Sophie Dagenais, Assistant Dean for Advancement and External Affairs, has been named a Fellow of the New York Bar Foundation.


Sophie Dagenais

Michael Schwartz to Serve on NYS Committee to Promote Court Access for People with Disabilities

Friday 9/29/2017

On Sept. 26, 2017, the New York State Chief Judge Janet DiFiore and Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks announced the formation of an advisory panel charged with developing an action plan to improve access to state courts for all persons, including those with visual, hearing, communication, mobility, cognitive and other disabilities.

Serving on the Advisory Committee on Access for People with Disabilities will be Professor Michael Schwartz, Supervising Attorney and Director of the Disability Rights Clinic in the College of Law’s Office of Clinical Legal Education.


Michael Schwartz

Wohl Family Veterans Legal Clinic Receives Generous Community Support at Utica Fundraiser 

Thursday 9/28/2017

A Syracuse University College of Law fundraising event at the @171 Genesee venue in downtown Utica, NY, proved a spectacular success last night. Friends of the Wohl Family Veterans Legal Clinic, Oneida County officials, College of Law representatives, and others gathered to build awareness of the clinic’s partnership with the county, and raised in excess of $100,000 for the clinic’s important work providing free legal services to Central New York veterans and their families, training local attorneys, and educating the next generation of veterans advocates at the College of Law.


Professor Robert Ashford’s “Inclusive Capitalism” Gains International Support

Wednesday 9/27/2017

According to Bond Schoeneck & King Distinguished Professor of Law Robert Ashford, “In the time needed to read this article, the wealthiest 1% of the American people will have acquired more capital wealth with the earnings of capital than most people will earn in their lifetimes, no matter how long and hard they work.”


Robert Ashford

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