Upcoming Events at Geneseo

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 2:30pm, Newton 201

LECTURE ON US SUPREME COURT DECISION MAKING:

Political Science & International Relations Department Presents: "Forty more Years?"
Richard L. Pacelle, Jr. Professor of Political Science, University of Tennessee Ph.D. Ohio State University
Professor Pacelle’s teaching and research interests are in the field of American politics with a focus on public law. Pacelle is the author of four books and several articles and book chapters. His coauthored book, Decision Making by the Modern Supreme Court, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2011, “Dissensual Decision-Making: Revisiting the Demise of Consensual Norms within the U.S. Supreme Court”, “Beyond Two Terms: Shaping the Supreme Court and a Legacy”, “Rebuilding Institutions and Redefining Issues: The Reagan Justice Department and the Reconstruction of Civil Rights” 


Past Events


Thursday, April 24, 2014, 2:30-3:30pm, Hunt Room (College Union)

ANNUAL ALUMNI LAW CAREER PANEL (RECEPTION TO FOLLOW):

Robert Muller (Class of 1983): Cypress LLP, Los Angeles

James Sheehan (Class of 1971): Stetson College of Law Professor and Author

Andrea Vovonese (Class of 1991): Akin Gump, Washington, DC

Erik Walsh (Class of 2001): Federal Reserve Bank of New York


Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 2:30-3:45pm, Newton 203 or 204

JANE ASCHENBRENNER RYAN '75 PRE-LAW LECTURE:

Bethany J. Hills '01, MPH-JD and attorney, Epstein Becker Green, NYC

Lecture topic: ObamaCare beyond the Mandate: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as a case study for the broad practice of health law - including how aspects of PPACA touch on managed care, provider reimbursement, compliance, HIPAA, False Claims Act enforcement, anti- kickback, medical device tax etc. These are all speciality areas in health law impacted by the new law.

About the speaker:  Bethany J. Hills, Esq. (Geneseo Class of 2001), of the New York office of Epstein Becker Green, serves the firm's Health Care and Life Sciences practice. She counsels life science, medical device, and health care provider businesses on a broad range of reimbursement, regulatory, and compliance matters. Ms. Hills earned a B.A. summa cum laude in sociology from Geneseo, a J.D. cum laude from SUNY Buffalo School of Law, and a M.P.H. from SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.


Monday, February 24, 2:30-3:30pm, Newton 203 or 204

LECTURE ON LAW GOVERNING SPECIAL EDUCATION OBLIGATIONS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS (SPONSORED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE)

(followed by a Q-A session for students interested in applying to law school)

Guest Lecturer: John V. Jacobi, Dorothea Dix Professor of Health Law & Policy, Seton Hall Law School 

Lecture topic: The Rowley standard for Free Appropriate Public Education, which limits districts' obligations to provide "some educational benefit" and support that is "reasonably calculated to enable the child to achieve passing marks and advance from grade to grade."  Particularly for high-achieving children with significant disabilities, that standard is still controversially narrow.

Professor Jacobi has also agreed to meet with pre-law students after the lecture to answer questions about applying to law school, and about Seton Hall's law programs. We will move to Newton 209 for this part of the program, at approxiamately. 3:30pm.


Wed, Jan 29, 2:30-3:45pm, Milne Library 105

THE JANE ASCHENBRENNER RYAN '75   PRE-LAW WORKSHOP: AN INSIDER LOOK AT LAW SCHOOL

Geneseo Alumna and Buffalo Law School JD Candidate Alie Williams

Every year, a Geneseo graduate enrolled in law school presents the Jane Ryan Fund Pre-Law Workshop. MS. Williams will offer practical information and advice on doing well at law school, including tips on preparing as an undergraduate as well as what to expect and how to succeed as a JD student. Questions are welcome, about these topics and about applying to law school.


Tues, Dec 3, 1:00-2:00pm, Fireside Lounge, MacVittie College Union

Q & A ON LAW SCHOOL AND LEGAL CAREERS BY :

JANET CALLAHAN, GENESEO CLASS OF 1976 AND MANAGING PARTNER AT HANCOCK ESTABROOK, LLP

WE HOPE MANY OF YOU TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ABOUT THE PATH ONE STUDENT TOOK FROM GENESEO TO SENIOR-LEVEL LEGAL PRACTICE.


Mon Nov 18, 2-13, 5:30-6:30pm, South 338

LAW SCHOOL ADMISSIONS WORKSHOP preseNted by:

ASSISTANT DEANS OF ADMISSIONS: ISABEL DISCIULLO, EARL MACK and GEORGE JUSTICE, TOURO

TOPIC: Law School Preparation: Curricular and Co-Curricular Dos and Don'ts


Wed, Oct 16, 2:30-3:30pm, Sturges Auditorium (219)

LAW SCHOOL ADMISSIONS WORKSHOP preseNted by:

SUNY BUFFALO LAW SCHOOL ADMISSIONS COORDINATOR: MARIE MCLEOD

TOPIC: THE JD Program and How to Apply


Wed Oct 2, 2013,  5:30-6:30pm, Welles 138

LAW SCHOOL ADMISSIONS WORKSHOP preseNted by:

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS: GRANT KEENER, PENN STATE UNIVERSITY

TOPIC: INTRO TO LAW SCHOOL APPLICATION: WHETHER, WHY AND HOW


Jane Aschenbrenner Ryan '75 Pre-LAW LEcture

 

1 Legal System + 2 Jurisdictions = Plenty of Surprises

George Vona, a Toronto lawyer in private practice will be speaking on examining the shared legal system and often different practice in Canada and the United States.

The lecture takes place on Wednesday, 24 April 2013 from 4-5PM in Welles 24. This lecture will be of special interest to Pre-Law, Legal Studies, and International Relations students as well as all those interested in court decisions concerning gay and lesbian civil rights. All members of the Geneseo community are welcome.

George Vona



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George Vona is a former professional pianist who at the age of 40 developed the symptoms of focal dystonia, a neurological repetitive stress disorder that effectively ended his playing career. At a time when most people begin daydreaming of retirement, Dr Vona, faced with a mortgage, a new-born daughter and limited career options, and against all common-sense, decided to go to back to school to study law. Dr Vona is currently practicing law as a sole practitioner concentrating in the areas of Wills and Estates and Real Estate.
George Vona holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Hartt School, University of Hartford, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto Law School.

During his musical career, he and his wife Lark Popov, performed together as a celebrated concert piano duo and their second compact disc, The Book of Mirrors, was nominated for a Juno Award, the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy Awards.

During his law studies, he proudly co-authored the amicus brief submitted by an association of international lawyers for In re Marriage Cases when the case was argued before the California Court of Appeal in 2006.