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March 2014 - SETON HALL LAW GRADS ADVANCING NEW RULES IN NJ TO SUPPORT MILITARY SPOUSES IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION

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As military spouses themselves – both married to Seton Hall Law alumni who serve in the JAG Corps – Katie Manzi McDonough ’13 (pictured, left) and Jennifer Butch Talley ’10 (pictured, right) appreciate the challenge of fellow attorneys who relocate with their service-member spouses, and then face the burdensome expense and effort to qualify to practice law in a new state. The New Jersey Supreme Court is considering new qualifying rules for military spouse attorneys and McDonough and Talley are organizing support for the change. Read more >>



MORRISTOWN HAPPY HOUR BRINGS TOGETHER DOZENS OF ALUMNI - AND TWO CARLOADS OF SUITS

Morristown Happy Hour suit driveIt was both a networking and social success as more than 50 Seton Hall Law alumni convened at Grasshopper on the Green for the annual North Jersey Networking Happy Hour on March 13. 

Hosted by the Alumni Council, graduates were invited to donate business attire and accessories to benefit Dress for Success and The Genesis Project Initiative, both of which support low-income men and women to gain skills and confidence to enter the work force. 

The response was enthusiastic: with at least 25 bags collected over the evening. The Alumni Council thanks everyone who attended and who participated in the clothing drive. Stay tuned for news on upcoming events!


STRONG RANKINGS AND EMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES FOR CLASS OF 2013

Commencement_20132Seton Hall Law is ranked #68 overall, and #5 in Health Law by U.S. News and World Report, and outcomes for the Class of 2013 reflects a near-90% employment rate within nine months of graduation. Dean Hobbs: “We play to our strengths: a curriculum that melds theory with practical applications and opportunities for students to gain professional experience throughout law school. Employers appreciate the high skill level they see in a Seton Hall Law graduate from day one, and that puts our students in demand.” Read more >>


SETON HALL ALUMNI NEWS

The Honorable Dorothea O.C. Wefing '72, Judge of the Appellate Division (ret.), Temporarily Assigned to the Supreme Court, will receive the Trailblazer Award at the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association 7th Annual WILL Platinum Gala on March 25.

Judge_ShippKevin H. Marino ’84, Founding Partner of Marino, Tortorella & Boyle, P.C.; Patrick C. Dunican Jr. ’91, Chairman and Managing Director of Gibbons P.C.; and the Honorable Michael A. Shipp ’94 (pictured) of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey were presented with Awards of Excellence at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund gala on March 12, all honored for their dedication to advancing diversity in the legal profession.

David E. Gray ’03 was appointed to the Byram Township Council in New Jersey.

Scott S. Liebman ‘05 joined Loeb & Loeb LLP as a Partner, practicing in the firm’s New York and Washington, D.C. offices He leads the firm’s new FDA Regulatory and Compliance practice.

Kelly Fitzpatrick ’09 has joined The Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm in New York City as Senior Counsel.

Christopher J. Gelpi ’12 has joined Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, LLP as an Associate in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

Kelly Ann Taddonio ’13 has joined The Law Offices of Fausto E. Zapata in New York City as an Associate.

Judge Marina Corodemus (Ret.) ‘80, managing partner of the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) firm Corodemus & Corodemus, L.L.C. in Iselin, has been elected president of the Academy of Court-Appointed Special Masters (ACAM).

UPCOMING EVENTS

REPRESENTING DETAINED ASYLUM-SEEKERS IN IMMIGRATION COURT

Wednesday, April 9
1:00 to 5:00 pm

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Please join us for this unique pro bono training program in immigration law. Speakers include Third Circuit Judge Michael Chagares '87 (pictured), and Immigration Judges will conduct mock asylum and bond hearings with overviews of practice provided by experienced non-government organization (NGO) practitioners. This program is co-sponsored by the Executive Office for Immigration Review, the Seton Hall Law Center for Social Justice, Human Rights First, the American Friends Service Committee, and Legal Services of New Jersey.

The program will take place at Seton Hall Law and is free to registrants. One free NJ CLE credit is available to attorneys who agree to take a pro bono case within the year. o register, please send an email to probono@lsnj.org or for more information, please contact Gwenda Davis, Administrator for the Center for Social Justice, at gwenda.davis@shu.edu or call the Center for Social Justice at 973-642-8700.



NJ LEEP: DIVERSITY IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION, DIVERSITY IN LEADERSHIP GALA VI

Wednesday, April 30
6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

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The New Jersey Law and Education Empowerment Project (NJ LEEP) celebrates diversity in the legal profession at its annual gala. This year NJ LEEP will honor Susan Blount, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Prudential Financial (pictured, left), and Gregory K. Palm, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

NJ LEEP was founded in 2006 in partnership with Seton Hall Law, empowering low-income minority youth to perform at high academic levels and to obtain admission to four-year colleges and universities. NJ LEEP is part of the pipeline diversity project, which is devoted to preparing urban minority youth for potential legal careers by providing support and exposure at a young age.

The Gala will take place at the Westin Jersey City Newport, 479 Washington Boulevard, Jersey City. The cost per ticket is $200. To make your reservation for the event or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Craig Livermore, Executive Director, at craig.livermore@njleep.org or call 973-242-0951.



ANNUAL ALUMNI DINNER DANCE

Friday, May 2
6:00 p.m.

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Please join us in honoring 2014 Distinguished Graduate, William J. Palatucci '89, Special Counsel at Gibbons P.C. Bill Palatucci is one of the state’s most prominent and widely respected attorneys, with a reputation for strategic planning and complex public policy and communications initiatives. In 2010, he was elected the Republican National Committeeman for New Jersey. 

The Dinner Dance will be held at The Grove in Cedar Grove. The cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. followed by a program, dinner and dancing at 7:30. This year we will offer an opportunity to display your advertisement online, and on the big screen during the dinner dance. Click here to purchase seats, learn more about sponsorship information and reserve advertising space today. Or, please contact Lori Thimmel, Director of Alumni Relations and Special Programming, at lori.thimmel@shu.edu or call 973-642-8711 to discuss sponsorship opportunities.



USPTO PATENT POST-ISSUANCE PROCEEDINGS UNDER THE AMERICA INVENTS ACT (AIA) -- CONSIDERATIONS IMPACTING THE HEALTHCARE AND TECHNOLOGY SECTORS

Tuesday, May 6
5:00 to 7:30 p.m.

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More than 18 months have passed since the first petitions for patent post-issuance proceedings were filed in the USPTO in September 2012. This program, sponsored by the Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology, will examine lessons learned over this time, with special emphasis on emerging strategies and other considerations impacting the Healthcare and Technology Sectors. Featuring insights from representatives of IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and others, and moderated by members of Gibbons’ Intellectual Property Practice Group.

The program will take place in the Metropolitan Room at The Newark Club, One Newark Center, 22nd floor. Click here to make your reservation or for more information, please contact Teresa Rizzo, Administrator, at teresa.rizzo@shu.edu or call 973-642-8506.



NJSBA ATLANTIC CITY RECEPTION

Thursday, May 15
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

New Jersey State Bar Association

Please join us for a Alumni Happy Hour and Networking Reception to be held at the Gypsy Bar in the Borgata Hotel and Casino at the NJSBA Convention. Open Bar and light food will be served. This event is always a sell-out so be sure to arrive early! For more information, please contact Lori Thimmel, Director of Alumni Relations and Programming, at lori.thimmel@shu.edu or call 973-642-8711.



SETON HALL LAW SCHOOL & DANIEL J. MOORE GOLF TOURNAMENT

Monday, June 16
11:00 a.m.

Golf Outing

Please join us for our Annual Seton Hall Law School & Daniel J. Moore Golf Tournament. Registration begins at 11:00 am followed by 12:00 lunch and 1:00 shotgun start. Foursomes, singles, reception only tickets and many sponsorship opportunities available. And over $5,000 in raffle prizes!

The outing will take place at Suburban Golf Club in Union. Click here to register for the event and learn about available sponsorship opportunities. For more information, please contact Lori Thimmel, Director of Alumni Relations and Programming, at lori.thimmel@shu.edu or call 973-642-8711.



QUICK LINKS

CLASS NOTES

We want to hear your good news! Visit Seton Hall Law Connect to share your latest career successes with the entire Seton Hall Law community. If you have not yet updated your profile in Seton Hall Law Connect, use the log-in information included in the email that linked to this issue of Alumni News and Notes. For more information about your Seton Hall Law Connect registration, please contact Lori Thimmel, Director of Alumni Relations and Programming, at lori.thimmel@shu.edu or call 973-642-8711.

We hope to see you soon!