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College of Law, Falk College bring advance directives legal support to local community

Monday 11/5/2018

Research estimates that only one in three Americans has an advance directive, a number that is substantially lower among communities of color, those of lower socio-economic status, and lower levels of education. This semester, College of Law students in Professor Mary Helen McNeal’s Advance Directives in the Community course and Elder and Health Law Clinic (EHLC) gained hands-on experience educating local residents about the importance of planning for end-of-life care while helping them prepare advance directives in partnership with Falk College.

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College of Law students Chris Baiamonte and Esther Chung assist attendee Diane Underwood

Arlene Kanter Invited to Speak at MSU Law School's Talsky Center

Monday 11/5/2018

On Nov. 12, 2018, Laura J. & L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence Arlene S. Kanter will visit Michigan State University Law School as part of its Lori E. Talsky Center for Human Rights of Women and Children Lecture Series and Symposia. Kanter will discuss “The Rights of People with Disabilities under International Human Rights Law: What the Future Holds in the US and Beyond” ...

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Arlene Kanter

Syracuse Law to Host VALOR Day for CNY Veterans, Service Members, and Families

Monday 11/5/2018

The College of Law will hold its biannual VALOR Day event on Saturday, November 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Center of Progress Building at the New York State Fairgrounds.

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Gary J. Pieples Helps USA Today with a Small Claims Court Explainer

Friday 11/2/2018

“Television shows don’t really give you a real accurate picture,” said Gary J. Pieples, director of the Securities Arbitration and Consumer Clinic at the Syracuse University College of Law. “In real small claims court, the judge is just trying to solve a problem” ...

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Gary Pieples

Motherboard Speaks to William C. Banks About Social Media Surveillance

Wednesday 10/31/2018

“There is cause for concern due to the ambiguities embedded in the law and the federal guidance supplied through civilian and military agencies on homeland defense,“ Banks warned. “It is not unusual for doctrines like this to be quietly updated and they do this almost every year. But these changes are always worth monitoring due to the risk to democracy.”

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William C. Banks

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