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Law Alumni Weekend 2019: A Fall Spectacular

Law Alumni Weekend 2019—held September 19-21—was a spectacular success. We enjoyed record attendance and a festive and joyful atmosphere, with the sunny fall weather and a successful Orange football team both playing their parts.

Our alumni were an integral part of the weekend’s programming. From joining panels to engaging with students and faculty, we could not have done it without you. Law Alumni Weekend is your weekend, and this year it showed!

Our photo essay recalls some of the many highlights, from the Afternoon with the Corporate Law Society, Lunch with the Judiciary, and the Supreme Court Preview, to the Law Honors Awards, Orange vs. Western Michigan Tailgate Party, and the second annual Alumni of Color Reception. For the first time, Dean Boise delivered his annual State of the College Address during alumni weekend with the goal of better informing the alumni family about the College’s strategic direction and progress towards our goals.

Thank you to sponsors who supported a full and diverse program: Bottar Law (Law Honors Awards title sponsor and lunch sponsor); Hancock Estabrook, William Mattar Law Offices, Wladis Law Firm, and Mackenzie Hughes (lunch sponsors); and the NDNY Federal Court Bar Association, Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics, and the Media, and the Syracuse Civics Initiative (Supreme Court Preview CLE sponsors).

It’s never too early to start planning for the next Law Alumni Weekend. Mark September 24-26 on your calendar for 2020’s celebration, which will coincide with the College’s 125th Anniversary!

LAW 2019 kicked off with a standing-room-only event: An Afternoon with the Corporate Law Society. The first of two panels, “Inside the Minds of Inside Counsel,” featured Scott Boylan L’85 of StoneTurn, Beth McKee L’04 of StaticControl Components, and Jennifer Townsend L’11 of The Aristo Company. The second panel, “Practicing Corporate Law,” was moderated by Faculty Fellow Danielle Stokes and featured Peter Alfano L’94 of Winston & Strawn; Eileen Millett L’74 of Phillips Nizer; Paul Sharlow L’03 of Sharlow Law Firm; and Linda Romano and Kate Chmieloweic L’16 of Bond, Schoeneck & King.
LAW 2019 kicked off with a standing-room-only event: An Afternoon with the Corporate Law Society. The first of two panels, “Inside the Minds of Inside Counsel,” featured Scott Boylan L’85 of StoneTurn, Beth McKee L’04 of StaticControl Components, and Jennifer Townsend L’11 of The Aristo Company. The second panel, “Practicing Corporate Law,” was moderated by Faculty Fellow Danielle Stokes and featured Peter Alfano L’94 of Winston & Strawn; Eileen Millett L’74 of Phillips Nizer; Paul Sharlow L’03 of Sharlow Law Firm; and Linda Romano and Kate Chmieloweic L’16 of Bond, Schoeneck & King.

Members of the Class of 1979 rallied with good humor and gathered for their 40th anniversary. Their class reunion photo was taken in the Law Library. It’s hard to miss John Jay DeLaney, of Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper PC, in his orange suit. In the middle of the front row sits Jodé Millman, who gave a reading from her thriller The Midnight Call at a Saturday morning breakfast event.
Members of the Class of 1979 rallied with good humor and gathered for their 40th anniversary. Their class reunion photo was taken in the Law Library. It’s hard to miss John Jay DeLaney, of Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper PC, in his orange suit. In the middle of the front row sits Jodé Millman, who gave a reading from her thriller The Midnight Call at a Saturday morning breakfast event.
Representing the Class of 1969, The Hon. J. Jeremiah Mahoney, traveled from Washington, DC, where he is Chief United States Administrative Law Judge at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. He celebrated his 50th with enormous pride, given the number of class buttons he is wearing!
Representing the Class of 1969, The Hon. J. Jeremiah Mahoney, traveled from Washington, DC, where he is Chief United States Administrative Law Judge at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. He celebrated his 50th with enormous pride, given the number of class buttons he is wearing!
There was a full house on September 20 for the annual Lunch with the Judiciary and Alumni. This year's keynote speaker was the Hon. Glenn T. Suddaby L’85, Chief US District Judge, Northern District of New York.
There was a full house on September 20 for the annual Lunch with the Judiciary and Alumni. This year's keynote speaker was the Hon. Glenn T. Suddaby L’85, Chief US District Judge, Northern District of New York.
The annual Supreme Court Preview Lecture and Panel Discussion heard Wall Street Journal SCOTUS correspondent Jess Bravin’s reflections on the 2019-2020 SCOTUS term. The subsequent panel, moderated by Vice Dean Bybee, featured (l to r) Bybee; Associate Dean for Research Lauryn Gouldin; University Professor David Driesen; Bravin; R. Reeves Anderson, Partner, Arnold & Porter; and the Hon. Rosemary Pooler, Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
The annual Supreme Court Preview Lecture and Panel Discussion heard Wall Street Journal SCOTUS correspondent Jess Bravin’s reflections on the 2019-2020 SCOTUS term. The subsequent panel, moderated by Vice Dean Bybee, featured (l to r) Bybee; Associate Dean for Research Lauryn Gouldin; University Professor David Driesen; Bravin; R. Reeves Anderson, Partner, Arnold & Porter; and the Hon. Rosemary Pooler, Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
In a moving Law Honors Awards ceremony, the College community celebrated five outstanding individuals: (l to r) the Hon. Thérèse Wiley Dancks L’91, Richard M. Alexander L’82, Bernard T. King L’59, Lt. Thomas M. Caruso L’14, and Eileen D. Millett L’74.
In a moving Law Honors Awards ceremony, the College community celebrated five outstanding individuals: (l to r) the Hon. Thérèse Wiley Dancks L’91, Richard M. Alexander L’82, Bernard T. King L’59, Lt. Thomas M. Caruso L’14, and Eileen D. Millett L’74.
The Student and Alumni Networking Reception is a popular event where students make connections that could last a lifetime.
The Student and Alumni Networking Reception is a popular event where students make connections that could last a lifetime.
The second annual Alumni of Color Reception celebrated a strong network and proud community. This year, the Black Law Students Association gave its William Herbert Johnson L’1903 Legacy Award to the Hon. Theodore A. McKee L’75, while members of the Class of 2007 Alex Galvez and José Perez received the inaugural Hon. Sonia Sotomayor alumni award from the Latin American Law Students Association.
The second annual Alumni of Color Reception celebrated a strong network and proud community. This year, the Black Law Students Association gave its William Herbert Johnson L’1903 Legacy Award to the Hon. Theodore A. McKee L’75, while members of the Class of 2007 Alex Galvez and José Perez received the inaugural Hon. Sonia Sotomayor alumni award from the Latin American Law Students Association.