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In a Forthcoming Book, Robin Paul Malloy Re-Assesses Adam Smith’s Theory of Jurisprudence

Monday 10/9/2017

If the ghost of Adam Smith were to haunt the undergraduate classrooms of Syracuse University this Halloween Season, he would perhaps be mortified about how his ideas are being remembered. Despite publishing and lecturing extensively during the 18th century on moral philosophy, political economy, and the law, Smith today is most well-known for the image of the “invisible hand of the market” associated with his magnum opus, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776).

However, E.I. White Chair and Distinguished Professor of Law Robin Paul Malloy believes it’s time to re-assess Smith’s ideas on morality, markets, and justice and to revise the way we apply Smith’s philosophical ideas to the law.

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Robin Paul Malloy

Candice Geller L’16 Discusses D.O.J. Position as DCEx Distinguished Guest Lecturer

Friday 10/6/2017

On October 2, 2017, the College of Law’s Fall 2017 DCEx externs had the pleasure of meeting Candice Geller L’16 and current Honors Attorney at the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Employment Law Branch.

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Candic Geller at DC Seminar

Nina Kohn Discusses “Surrogate Decision-Making” at Saint Louis University School of Law

Thursday 10/5/2017

“The New Era of Surrogate Decision-Making” was the subject of Associate Dean for Research and David M. Levy Professor of Law Nina A. Kohn’s public lecture at Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, MO, on Oct. 4, 2017. Kohn was invited to speak as part of the law school’s Health Law Distinguished Speaker Series.

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Nina Kohn

Turning the Law on Its Head: William C. Banks Reviews the New Supreme Court Session with WAER

Wednesday 10/4/2017

A Syracuse University Law Professor says President Trump’s appointment of new Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch should not be significant in the Justice’s decisions moving into his official first term. Professor William Banks thinks that Gorsuch’s values will be much more impactful.

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William Banks

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.

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Skills Label

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