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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/
Rank this Week: 430

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/
  • May 15

    (Part 2) The Gorsuch Factor in Coming Supreme Decision

    (Part 2) The Gorsuch Factor in Coming Supreme Decision
    Neil Gorsuch took his seat on the Supreme Court in April 2017. For the next several weeks, till the end of the Court's term in late June of that year, Gorsuch made his mark. It was quick and pronounced. Gorsuch with Scalia Gorsuch had a…
  • May 11

    The Gorsuch Factor in Coming Supreme Decision

    The Gorsuch Factor in Coming Supreme Decision
    As we near the end of the Supreme Court's term ("October 2017" or 2017-18 year), it's worthwhile to consider the likely impact of the newest Justice. The Republican-controlled Senate's refusal to consider President Obama's…
  • May 9

    NY Court of Appeals: More on Criminal Appeal

    NY Court of Appeals: More on Criminal Appeal
    By my count, New York's highest Court last calendar year decided 31 criminal appeals in signed opinions. These, presumably, are the cases the Court deems sufficiently significant to require an opinion fully elaborating the majority's position…
Rank this Week: 694

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/
  • Feb 1

    Lecture Capture Anyone?

    Lecture Capture Anyone?
    After several years of using portable audio recorders to record classes for students and Adobe Presenter to add narration to PowerPoint Presentations, Albany Law School has moved to the Panopto lecture capture system for these…
  • Jan 29

    They’re Not Paying Attention! What Can We Do?

    They’re Not Paying Attention! What Can We Do?
    According to a recent study published in the Journal of Media Education, university students are not paying attention in class. They spend 20% of their time in class doing things on their digital devices that have nothing to do…
  • Oct 2

    Who Likes What?

    Who Likes What?
    Recently, Campus Technology polled hundreds of education professionals to ask them which products they think are truly the best. So here’s what they said (in Campus Technology’s first-ever higher education…
Rank this Week: 476

Under the Robes

Under the Robes

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

http://undertherobes.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 9

    July 9, 2014 — The Tragedy Part II

    July 9, 2014 — 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,…
  • Jul 9

    July 9, 2014 — The Tragedy Part II

    July 9, 2014 — 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,…
  • Jul 3

    July 3, 2014

    July 3, 2014
    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.
Rank this Week: 497

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/
  • May 18

    Assessment of Program Learning Outcomes: Law Schools Move into the Twenty-First Century

    Assessment of Program Learning Outcomes: Law Schools Move into the Twenty-First Century
    In a relatively brief period, law school pedagogy has changed a great deal.  Christopher Columbus Langdell’s nineteenth century approach of case-based analysis featuring Socratic dialogue in class still forms the basis for many law…
  • May 17

    Fighting Urban Blight, One Semester at a Time

    Fighting Urban Blight, One Semester at a Time
    Originally posted on the Future of Change: ? This past semester, as part of the Albany Law class “Law and Social Innovation: Creative Problem Solving,” law students and faculty and students from the University at Albany’s…
  • May 15

    “Mixing It Up: Interweaving Lecture/Lesson and Retrieval Practice for Better Test Results.”

    “Mixing It Up: Interweaving Lecture/Lesson and Retrieval Practice for Better Test Results.”
    A colleague recently shared a blog entry given to secondary school students on better studying.  The blog encouraged students to engage with the material and practice retrieval as part of learning[i] – not quite labeling this…
Rank this Week: 2944

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/
  • May 8

    IRAN, the Nuclear Agreement and Donald Trump

    IRAN, the Nuclear Agreement and Donald Trump
    America sees itself as altruistic and believes we should be trusted because we proved it in World War II. But, in 1953, Americans in the Embassy in Tehran helped engineer a coup d’état against the democratically selected Prime…
  • May 1

    The Misplaced Questioning of Mark Zuckerberg

    The Misplaced Questioning of Mark Zuckerberg
    Before it recedes further into the past, I want to get back to the testimony of Mark Zuckerberg, founder and head of Facebook, before two Senate committees. The central issue was consumer choice. But that issue entirely missed the problem…
  • Apr 24

    Mankind’s Suicide Pact – The Sixth Mass Extinction

    Mankind’s Suicide Pact – The Sixth Mass Extinction
    Last time we talked about how influencing our politicians to do the right thing can be fun. So this time let’s talk about some very serious issues with an eye toward enjoying the process of moving our politics to do the right things,…
Rank this Week: 2934

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/
Rank this Week: 2933

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/
Rank this Week: 2932

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 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.Filed under: Library Busine
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4450

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: 2935