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Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 12

    MA Appeals Court Upholds Granting of Special Permit for Wind Turbine

    MA Appeals Court Upholds Granting of Special Permit for Wind Turbine
    The plaintiffs, GPH Cohasset, LLC, and GGNSC Cohasset, LLC (collectively, Golden Living), appealed from a judgment of the Land Court affirming a decision of the defendant planning board of Cohasset (board) to grant defendant Conservation Wind…
  • Aug 11

    Second Circuit Rejects Atheists’ Challenge to 9/11 Museum’s “Cross at Ground Zero”

    Second Circuit Rejects Atheists’ Challenge to 9/11 Museum’s “Cross at Ground Zero”
    Editor’s Note: This posting is republished from the RLUIPA Defense Blog, with permission. The blog is located at: http://www.rluipa-defense.com/home.cfm In American Atheists v. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, No. 13-1668 (2d…
  • Aug 10

    Florida Church’s RLUIPA Suit Against City of Jacksonville Headed to Trial

    Florida Church’s RLUIPA Suit Against City of Jacksonville Headed to Trial
    Editor’s note: This post is republished with permission from the RLUIPA Defense blog which can be viewed here: http://www.rluipa-defense.com/home.cfm The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has denied the…
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Instructional Technology

Instructional Technology

A blawg by Darlene Cardillo, an Instructional Technologist at Albany Law School, dedicated to issues related to instructional technology in general and especially as it relates to legal education.

http://albanylawtech.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 14

    Using Technology to Confuse Student

    Using Technology to Confuse Student
    A recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education highlights the results of an experiment done about 10 years ago by Derek Muller, then a doctoral candidate at the University of Sydney, Muller created two types of…
  • Aug 14

    Using Technology to Confuse Student

    Using Technology to Confuse Student
    A recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education highlights the results of an experiment done about 10 years ago by Derek Muller, then a doctoral candidate at the University of Sydney, Muller created two types of…
  • Aug 6

    Putting Students in the Driver’s Seat: Technology Projects to Decrease Passivity

    Putting Students in the Driver’s Seat: Technology Projects to Decrease Passivity
    An excellent article was published recently in Faculty Focus – Higher Ed teaching Strategies. According the article, most college professors promote a very passive learning atmosphere in their classroom.  In other words,…
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The Albany Government Law Review…

The Albany Government Law Review Fireplace

The Albany Government Law Review runs this student written and edited law blog engaged in substantive law review-like legal analysis and academic speculation.

http://aglr.wordpress.com/
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Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

A law blog by Albany Law School Professor Stephen Gottlieb and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship James Gathii

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 19

    American scientific capital

    American scientific capital
    A panel at a national meeting of historians I attended was devoted to the relation between the study of history and STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics. One speaker explained that practical skills were widespread…
  • Aug 12

    Misunderstanding Iran

    Misunderstanding Iran
    For the last few days my wife and I attended the semi-annual meeting of the International Society for Iranian Studies. It was held in Montreal this time. Several panels were devoted to Iranian foreign policy. At one of them, scholars outlined…
  • Aug 5

    Tailspins for the Poor

    Tailspins for the Poor
    George Gershwin wrote “I’ve got plenty of nothing, and nothing’s plenty for me.” But sometimes it seems like politics is about the art of squeezing or taking as much as possible from people who have nothing at all…
Rank this Week: 4722

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

A blawg by Albany Law School Professor Mary Lynch designed to be a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education, and to create a place where people interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • Aug 18

    Legal Education and Professional Identity, by Steve Friedland

    Legal Education and Professional Identity, by Steve Friedland
    I participated in a discussion group about teaching the formation of professional identity at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) conference in early August, led by Professors Ben Madison of Regent University School of…
  • Aug 13

    Shultz and Zedeck: Collaboration and Motivation in Orientation!

    Shultz and Zedeck: Collaboration and Motivation in Orientation!
    One-Ls at Albany Law, just like those at many other schools, are in the midst of Fall 2014 Orientation. Today, I participated as a  “faculty observer” in a collaborative skill building exercise organized by our Associate Dean…
  • Aug 12

    The Baby Has Finally Been Birthed!

    The Baby Has Finally Been Birthed!
    Comprehensive revisions passed The ABA House of Delegates passed the comprehensve revisions with “minimal  fuss” according to the ABA Journal linked  above.  One area, however, garnered  significant attention…
Rank this Week: 4730

Diversity at Albany Law School

Diversity at Albany Law School

A blawg from Albany Law School's Diversity Office to engage all students, faculty and staff to create a community of inclusion and to have an open forum to address issues facing all of us.

http://albanylawdiversity.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 17

    2L: Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program – (6) $10,000 Scholarships – Apply by Sept. 26th

    2L: Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program – (6) $10,000 Scholarships – Apply by Sept. 26th
    Latham & Watkins is once again pleased to announce the Latham Diversity Scholars Program, which will award a $10,000 non-renewable scholarship to each of six second-year law students (members of the Class of 2016). Factors considered in…
  • Aug 13

    An invitation to Join AABANY (student membership available)

    An invitation to Join AABANY (student membership available)
    The Asian American Bar Association of New York  (AABANY) The Asian American Bar Association of New York was formed in 1989 as a not-for-profit corporation to represent the interests of New York Asian-American attorneys, judges, law…
  • Aug 12

    Albany Law School welcomes the Class of 2017

    Albany Law School welcomes the Class of 2017
    Welcome!  we are thrilled to have you join our community. Did you know that you are entering a profession in which you can make a profound difference? You can give hope to those who are in despair. You can be a … Continue…
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New York Court Watcher

New York Court Watcher

Covers the United States Supreme Court, the New York Court of Appeals and other federal and state appeals courts. By Professor Vincent Martin Bonventre.

http://www.newyorkcourtwatcher.com/
  • Jul 14

    Saratoga Highlights--2013 (Part 8: Recap) [final installment; mostly photos!]

    Saratoga Highlights--2013 (Part 8: Recap) [final installment; mostly photos!]
    Ok, 4 more days till the 2014 meet opens. Here's the final look back at last year's highlights. (click on any Highlight # to see related post) Highlight # 1 Will Take Charge, winning the Travers (click to enlarge any photo) Willie (center)…
  • Jul 13

    Saratoga Highlights--2013 (Part 7: The Humans)

    Saratoga Highlights--2013 (Part 7: The Humans)
    Just 5 more days--this coming Friday--opening day of the Saratoga 2014 meet. Season seats and admission passes in hand, I'm ready. So is the Capital Region. Exciting! Let's wind up last year's highlights with a few humans who made their…
  • Jul 8

    Supreme Court, 2013-14 Term: Quick Recap (Part 3: a few more cases)

    Supreme Court, 2013-14 Term: Quick Recap (Part 3: a few more cases)
    To conclude this series, here are 3 additional significant decisions--one that I should have included in part 1, and two others that don't fit very well in either part 1 or 2. Free Speech McCutcheon v Federal Election Commission--Campaign…
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Schaffer Law Library Blog

Schaffer Law Library Blog

Covers legal news, legal research, new books, and technology.

http://albanylawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Aug 17

    Welcome New Students!

    Welcome New Students!
    The Schaffer Law Library would like to welcome the incoming 1Ls.  Please feel free to visit the library’s website to find great resources to help you in your first year courses.
  • Aug 10

    Governance and Social Development Resource Centre

    Governance and Social Development Resource Centre
    From the Centre’s website: “The document library is an up to date collection of the most credible publications available on governance, conflict and social development issues. It includes brief, policy-oriented summaries of each document…
  • Aug 10

    United States Code website

    United States Code website
    The House Law Revision Counsel has created a beta website for the United States Code.  Check it out and give them your feedback. Thanks to In Custodia Legis.
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Community Benefits Agreements

Community Benefits Agreements

A blawg about community benefits agreements by Amy Levine staff attorney at the Government Law Center of Albany Law School.

http://communitybenefits.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 12

    National Survey on CBA

    National Survey on CBA
    Dr. Tom Musil at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, is conducting a national survey on CBAs, and readers who have participated in CBAs should take a few minutes to fill it out. There hasn't been very much research on how…
  • Aug 9

    An "Obstructionist Manifesto"

    An "Obstructionist Manifesto"
    I've been very busy of late, and not following the news or posting as often as I would like. I apologize. The short version of the news in Buffalo is that Bass Pro, the long-proposed anchor tenant of the Canal Side project, pulled out, and…
  • Jul 14

    The debate continues on Buffalo's waterfront and possible community benefit

    The debate continues on Buffalo's waterfront and possible community benefit
    Earlier this week, the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC, a subsidiary of the Empire State Development Corporation) finalized an agreement with the New York Power Authority to issue $105 million in bonds for Buffalo's…
Rank this Week: 4721

Under the Robes

Under the Robes

Professor Rosemary Queenan created this blog for her Fall 2007 Introduction to Lawyering course.

http://undertherobes.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 20

    July 9, 2007 — The Tragedy Part II

    July 9, 2007 — The Tragedy Part II
    I have been fired. That’s right readers and fellow bloggers.  A3G has been fired–for her blog–in clear contravention of her First Amendment rights. She will be back–in one form or another.  But for now, she will have to desist from…
  • Oct 20

    July 3, 2007

    July 3, 2007
    Cheer up, Tweek-em. Take a ride to the Hamptons.  We are having a killer BBQ. And you never know who you might see.  There were several notable sightings last year.
  • Oct 20

    July 3, 2007 — Loser?

    July 3, 2007 — Loser?
    Distracted?  Yes. Bored?  Yes. Tired of being treated like dirt?  Yes. Plans for the 4th?  No. Am I a loser?
Rank this Week: 4713