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May 2015 - SETON HALL LAW 2015 COMMENCEMENT: SPEECHES, PHOTOS, ENJOY!

Dean Patrick E. Hobbs at Seton Hall Law Commencement 2015

Dean Patrick E. Hobbs delivered the Commencement address at the ceremony held on May 22, presenting each member of the Class of 2015 with a gift card for a McDonald's Happy Meal, a Mega Millions lottery ticket and a quarter "to remind you that in times of trouble, or doubt, or jeopardy, I want you to call me...I’ll get you through that moment." Seton Hall Law also awarded Dean Hobbs with an honorary degree in appreciation for his service as one of the nation's longest-standing law school deans. Read more >>



SETON HALL LAW MOURNS THE LOSS OF WILLIAM B. McGUIRE '58, FOUNDING CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF VISITORS

William B. McGuire '58

Bill McGuire served as Chair of the Seton Hall Law Board of Visitors from 2004 to 2008. He was a founding partner of Tompkins, McGuire, Wachenfeld & Barry in Newark. Dean Designate Kathleen M. Boozang wrote, “Bill was a pillar of the legal community, the Catholic Church, and his alma mater, Seton Hall Law, all of which he dearly loved. We have all been the grateful beneficiaries of his faith, wisdom and endless reserve of energy. We will remember Bill as the consummate gentleman – who among us was not a recipient of his charm and grace.” Read the full tribute to Bill McGuire >>


A VIDEO MESSAGE FROM DEAN HOBBS - WATCH IT NOW!

Dean Hobbs: Stand with Seton Hall Law

Dean Hobbs brought together faculty, alumni and students to present a video message, reaching out to the entire Seton Hall Law community to Stand with Seton Hall Law in support of the Fund for Seton Hall Law. 

Dean Hobbs: This is a community that cares about its students, that cares about its faculty, and that's something we'd never want to change...This Fund is incredibly important, it will allow us to do so many more things as a law school, as we move forward: whether it's supporting our faculty, our students, and our programs..." Watch the Video, Stand with Seton Hall Law >> 


SETON HALL LAW RANKED #25 BY THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL

NLJ Ranking 2015The National Law Journal’s annual analysis of ABA employment data for the Class of 2014 places Seton Hall Law at #25 among the 200 law schools in the U.S. This ranking is based on the percentage of graduates currently in positions requiring passage of the bar exam. Seton Hall Law’s Class of 2014 total employment rate is 93%. Seton Hall Law also placed #1 in the nation for the percentage of graduates selected for state court clerkships. Read the full story >>


SETON HALL LAW ALUMNI NEWS

Walter J. Greenhalgh ’74 will receive the Manny Katten Award from the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors. The award is presented annually to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership, dedication and service to the bankruptcy, restructuring and turnaround field.  

The Hon. Sallyanne Floria ’78 was appointed by New Jersey State Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner to lead the Essex County Vicinage.  

Thomas Huth ’88 was promoted to Senior Litigation Counsel in the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.  

Vernon Nelson ’93 has joined Wilson Elser’s Las Vegas office as a partner to expand the firm's Commercial Services and Government Affairs practices. 

Douglas A. Wheeler ’96 was elected Senior Vice President in the Office of Governmental Affairs at New York Life. 

Nancy del PizzoNancy Del Pizzo ’05 (pictured, left) joined Rivkin Radler LLP as Counsel in the Intellectual Property and Litigation & Appeals Practice Groups, in the firm’s Hackensack office. 

Wanda French-Brown ’08 was selected for membership in the “National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40.”

UPCOMING EVENTS

EUROPEAN HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Monday, June 1
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This intensive, multi-day educational and training program in Paris addresses the myriad of legal, regulatory and compliance issues faced by pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device manufacturers doing business in Europe. This program is geared toward legal, regulatory and compliance professionals and advisors working within the European pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries. The cost for the program is €3,000. Register here or for more information, please contact Simone Handler-Hutchinson, Executive Director, Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy at simone.handler-hutchinson@shu.edu or call 973-642-8863.



SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR PRE-LEGAL STUDIES 35TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Tuesday, June 2
6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Professor Brenda Saunders Hampden

Since its founding in 1979, the Summer Institute for Pre-Legal Studies has introduced socio-economically disadvantaged college students to the rich opportunities inherent in the pursuit of a legal career. Led by civil rights pioneer Professor Brenda Saunders-Hampden, the Pre-Legal Institute has empowered scores of students to attend law school and ultimately, to achieve great success as leaders of the bench, the bar and business.

The event will take place at Seton Hall Law. Please join us as we celebrate the 35th anniversary of this remarkable, life-changing academic program. Tickets are $75 person; $25 for undergraduate, graduate, and law students. To make your reservation, visit law.shu.edu/prelegalanniversary or for more information, please contact Professor Brenda Saunders Hampden at brenda.hampden@shu.edu.



U.S. HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Monday, June 8
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Seton Hall Law Healthcare Compliance Certification ProgramThe Healthcare Compliance Certification Program (HCCP) is a four-day educational program for compliance professionals and lawyers in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. The program immerses attendees in the statutes, regulations, and other guidance that comprise the body of law known as “fraud and abuse law,” as well as other health care related laws and regulations which will help them understand the legal underpinnings of the compliance programs they develop and enforce.

The program will take place at Seton Hall Law. The cost of the program is $2,400. Click here to register or for more information, please contact Catherine Finizio, Administrative Assistant, at catherine.finizio@shu.edu or call 973-642-8382.



ALUMNI GOLF TOURNAMENT

Monday, June 15
Registration begins at 11:00 a.m.

Golf Outing

Join us for our annual golf tournament. It's fun-filled day of golf, raffles and lots of prizes! Single golfers, foursomes and sponsorship available. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m., lunch at 11:30 and shotgun starts at 1:00 p.m. We will hold a cocktail reception from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The outing will take place at Suburban Golf Club, 1730 Morris Avenue, Union. to make your reservation, visit law.shu.edu/golf or for more information, please contact Lori Thimmel, Director of Alumni Relations and Programming, at lori.thimmel@shu.edu or call 973-642-8711.



NAMING PHARMACEUTICAL DRUG PRODUCTS: TRADEMARK LAW AND REGULATORY ASPECTS

Wednesday, June 17
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology

This lecture will explore the name creation process, trademark clearance and FDA approval for names of pharmaceutical drug products. Attendees will learn from speakers working in the pharmaceutical industry and FDA, an outside expert consultant working with pharmaceutical companies to prevent medication errors, and trademark counsel with expertise in trademark issues related to human drugs. Panelists include Kellie Taylor, Deputy Director, Office of Medication Error Prevention and Analysis, OSE/CDER, U.S. Food and Drug Administration; Robert Przybylko, Associate Director, Global Trademark Development, Merck; Susan Proulx, President, Med-ERRS; and Paolo Strino, Director, Intellectual Property, Gibbons P.C.

The event will take place at Seton Hall Law. The cost to attend is $30; 2 NY/NJ CLE credits are available. Registration begins at 5:30; the program will take place from 6:00 to 8:00 and a reception will follow immediately afterward. Visit law.shu.edu/drugproducts to make your reservation or for more information, please contact Teresa Rizzo, Administrative Assistant, at teresa.rizzo@shu.edu or call 973-642-8506.



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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!