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A new memorandum of understanding will enable Hobart and William Smith students to earn their bachelor’s degree at the Colleges and their law degree from Cornell University. Signed this semester, approved by vote of the faculty of Cornell Law School and by Hobart and William Smith’s Committee on Academic Affairs, the agreement establishes the Law

Marc S. Ehrlich ’80 was one of only five recipients of the American Bar Association’s Pro Bono Publica Award, given this year at a ceremony in San Francisco. Ehrlich, the owner of a private practice in Troy, N.Y., has taken pro bono cases since the mid-1980s, working closely with the Legal Aid Society of Northern

During the 2019 Constitution Day lecture, Marty Stolar discussed his career as a civil rights and criminal defense attorney. Stolar has represented thousands of arrested protestors and demonstrators representing movements that include the Black Panthers, Young Lords, RNC and Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter and climate change activism. Stolar’s talk, titled “Protest and the

When a colleague brought a battered piece of wood into the office of Associate Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Relations Jared Weeden ’91, he was initially puzzled. “It had Hobart College carved on the back but there was a name that we couldn’t initially decipher,” explains Weeden, of the two-feet long, piece of wood

Willa Dow ’21 is exploring a wide swath of the legal field this summer as an intern with Geneva City Court Judge, the Hon. Timothy J. Buckley. A double major in French and Francophone studies and international relations, Dow splits her time between the courthouse and the judge’s private practice, sitting in on meetings with clients,

Peter J. Gregory ’07 was promoted to the role of partner for the Rochester-based law firm McConville, Considine, Cooman & Morin, P.C. this year. With the firm since 2010, Gregory’s work will continue to focus on a broad spectrum of civil litigation matters. He represents individuals, businesses and other organizations in litigation before state and

The New York State Supreme Court Judges Association presented the Honorable Matthew A. Rosenbaum ’86, the supervising Judge of the New York Supreme Court’s 7th Judicial District, with the Jurist of the Year Award. As the Monroe County Post reports, the award is given “based on a judge’s knowledge of the law, conduct, integrity and independence,

HWS Vice President and General Counsel Lou Guard ’07 explores the First Amendment in the context of higher education in his review of Free Speech On Campus by Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of Berkeley law school, and by Howard Gillman, Chancellor of University of California Irvine. Published in the most recent issue of The Journal of

Seth Langson ’73 has been an advocate for survivors of sexual abuse for more than 30 years, taking on both individual abusers and institutions, including the Catholic Church, to secure justice for his clients. In 2010, he reached a $1 million settlement with the diocese of Charlotte, N.C. That case, Price v. Diocese of Charlotte,

An attorney, former police officer and lifelong athlete, Judy Davis ’88 was recently profiled in the Providence Journal as she bikes across America to create an Aquatics Endowment for the Boys and Girls Club of Providence, R.I. Her route will connect with history, most notably on the Lewis and Clark trail in Montana and North