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The HWS Update

Hobart and William Smith Colleges will welcome Margarita Ramos ’85, Global Head of Human Resource Compliance for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, as the keynote speaker for the 2018 Convocation ceremony. A member of the William Smith Alumnae Council and a former HWS Trustee, Ramos has spent nearly 30 years as a labor and employment

Jacqueline Fisher ’18 knew she wanted to pursue a career in human rights advocacy after working closely with displaced individuals during a 2017 internship with Catholic Charities. This fall, she will begin her coursework at George Washington University Law School, ranked among the top law schools in the country, and home to a renowned international

Thomas A. Mackie ’77, an environmental lawyer and managing shareholder of Mackie Shea, PC law firm has been chosen by the Environmental Business Council (EBC) of New England to receive the Stephen G. Lewis Environmental-Energy Merit Award for Service to the Environmental Industry.  The award recognizes meritorious service, leadership and dedication to improving the quality

Alexandra Robbins-Jackson ’18 says she has two passions in life: the law and advocating for children. But she was unsure how to make these interests work together until she walked into the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education looking for an internship. “I had no idea where to start,” she says. “I told

In the fall, seven Hobart and William Smith graduates from the Classes of 2017 will begin the next stage of their academic careers at top law schools along the east coast from New York to Charleston. Emily Aziz ’17 and Thomas Clifford ’17 will attend Syracuse University College of Law, while Lindsey Enchelmaier ’17 will

Life after graduation can be full of change, but for Lindsay Brandt ’17 and Lauren Stevenson ’17, some things will stay the same, even with a move to Washington, D.C. to pursue new opportunities later this year. The two friends first met as teammates on the Heron’s field hockey team. In June, they will embark

As part of the Colleges’ Professionals in Residence Series (PIR), Patrick Solomon ’92, P ’20, founding partner of Thomas & Solomon LLP, will visit campus to talk about careers in employment law. Solomon is an executive committee member of the New York State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law section, and co-chairs the section’s Wage

Distinguished legal scholar and historian John Fabian Witt will visit Hobart and William Smith on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 9 and 10, when he will engage with philosophy students, deliver a public lecture and lead a faculty seminar. An expert in the history of American law, the laws of war and the law of torts, Witt

Jacqueline Fisher ’18 is one of three students selected from a national pool of applicants to serve on the Emerging Scholars Undergraduate panel during the Mid-America Theatre Conference in Houston in March. Fisher won a spot for her paper “’Nethersolian’ Expression and Societal Suppression: The Censorship of Sapho.” In it, Fisher reconsiders the furor surrounding the play

A group of William Smith students recently attended the Public Leadership Education Network’s (PLEN) “Women, Law, and Legal Advocacy” seminar, where they gained invaluable insight into legal careers in the political arena from some of the most distinguished women in the field. PLEN is the only national organization dedicated to preparing collegiate women for leadership