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Kanter, Kohn Both Speak at Harvard Law on Nov. 10, 2017

Thursday 11/2/2017

On Nov. 10, 2017, Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence and Director of the Disability Law and Policy Program Arlene Kanter and Associate Dean for Research and Online Education and David M. Levy L’48 Professor of Law Nina Kohn will share their expertise—in disability law and fiduciary law, respectively—at Harvard Law School.

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What the US Government Can Do to Prevent Low-Tech Terror Attacks

Thursday 11/2/2017

On Oct. 31, 2017, as reported by CNN, eight people were killed and almost a dozen injured when 29-year-old Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov drove a rented pickup truck down a busy bicycle path in New York City’s Lower Manhattan district. Authorities found a note claiming the attack was made in the name of Islamic State (ISIS) near the truck used in the attack. Saipov was shot by police and taken to the hospital. Originally from Uzbekistan, he entered the United States under a visa program designed to encourage immigration from underrepresented nations ...

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NEXT Conference to Feature College of Law Commercialization Experts

Thursday 11/2/2017

The College of Law’s New York State Science and Technology Law Center (NYSSTLC) has a leading role at the NEXT Conference and Tech Showcase, taking place on Nov. 17, 2017, at the Sheraton Syracuse University. NYSSTLC is both a conference co-sponsor and organizer of the “Legal Issues in Technology Commercialization” workshop track. In addition, professors Shubha Ghosh and Jack Rudnick will moderate panels that will feature several College of Law alumni.

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“Living Proof”: Syrian Accountability Project Publishes White Paper on the Yazidi Genocide

Tuesday 10/31/2017

Crimes committed against civilians during war can be especially heinous, but when those crimes are committed with planned intent to destroy an ethnic or religious community, international law applies the unique label of “genocide.” It is not a charge used lightly by the international community, although in recent times it has been applied to crimes committed during the Bosnian War (1992-1995) and Rwandan Civil War (1994).

Now, a white paper published by the Syracuse University College of Law-based Syrian Accountability Project (SAP) asserts that war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in 2014 against the Yazidi community by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) also should be considered genocide. The report documents crimes perpetrated against the Yazidi community and calls on the international community to take “proper care of the living proof” of the Yazidi genocide and to begin the “strategic preservation” of forensic evidence that could be used in an international court …

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Yazidi Genocide White Paper

NYSSTLC Helps Write ModoScript’s Next Chapter

Tuesday 10/31/2017

Not every entrepreneur’s prescription for success is exactly the same, but there are often many ingredients in common: a novel idea, a vision of success, hard yards, a dash of luck, and a carefully cultivated network of advisors, mentors, investors, and other champions. David Zuleta—while still a neuroscience and biotechnology undergraduate student at Syracuse University—is skillfully combining these ingredients to develop ModoScript, a digital prescription dosing system that he hopes will combat prescription drug abuse, boost patient compliance, cut medical costs, and disrupt the medical device industry.

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