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Corri Zoli Participates in UN Counterterrorism Conference

Monday 11/20/2017

On Nov. 15 and 16, 2017, Corri Zoli, Director of Research, Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism, represented Syracuse University at two United Nations Counter Terrorism Executive Directorate (UN CTED) workshops, at New York University and UN headquarters ...


Corri Zoli

With NYSSTLC’s Help, Heatsleeve Is Heating Up the Prosthetic Devices Market

Monday 11/13/2017

The last straw for Bryan Costello came one bitterly cold winter morning. Having lost part of his right leg in a motorcycle accident in 2011, Costello was now employed plowing driveways instead of working as a pipefitter for a nuclear plant in Upstate New York. On that particular 10ºF morning, his carbon fiber prosthetic—fitted snugly below the knee—“was really sucking in the cold, and I said to myself, ‘Are you kidding me?!’” Like many amputees, Costello suffers from circulation issues, numbness, and pain in his stump. Now the cold was biting hard. “After that, I went to my doctor and said, ‘So, where’s the heat?’ They didn’t know what to tell me.”

When he learned there are no warming solutions for amputees suffering from bad circulation, pain, and cold, Costello, a Liverpool, NY resident, began tinkering at home. First, he rigged up a small heating pad and applied that to his stump. It gave him immediate relief. This jury-rigged solution lead Costello to create a cup-like heating device to fit over his stump, rigged to a large battery. Thus, the Heatsleeve was born. Now—a few years later—Costello Prosthetic Warmers LLC is winning start-up competitions, creating buzz, and, thanks to assistance from the Syracuse University College of Law’s New York State Science and Technology Law Center (NYSSTLC), beta-testing advanced prototypes with organizations such as military veterans-oriented The Heroes Project ...


Brian Costello Portrait

Gassing International Law

Tuesday 11/7/2017

(Re-published from The Jurist | Nov. 6, 2017) The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) should not ignore or walk away from the alleged use of any prohibited weapon, such as chemicals, as it signals it is permissible to violate the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and erodes international norms related to such weapons. Further, it signals that countries with deep ties to P5 (U.K., U.S., France, Russia, China) are outside the scope of UNSC authority, therefore creating a bigger issue of eroding the international authority of the UNSC and jeopardizing the foundation of international law ...


David Crane

Nina A. Kohn to Speak on “New Paradigms in Decision‐Making” at The Arc New York

Monday 11/6/2017

Nina A. Kohn, David M. Levy Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research, will be a Plenary Session Speaker at The Arc New York 2017 Annual Guardianship Training Symposium in Bolton Landing, NY, Nov. 6‐8, 2017. Kohn will discuss “New Paradigms in Decision‐Making: Guardianship Reform and Supported Decision‐Making,” part of the symposium’s “Changing the Story: Guardianship and Evolving Alternatives” theme.


Nina Kohn

AALS CJS Names Gouldin’s “Defining Flight Risk” First Runner-Up in Junior Scholars Competition

Thursday 11/2/2017

Associate Professor of Law Lauryn Gouldin’s paper “Defining Flight Risk” has been chosen as the first runner-up in the 2017 Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Criminal Justice Section (CJS) Junior Scholars Competition.


Lauryn Gouldin

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