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September 2014 - DEAN PATRICK E. HOBBS ANNOUNCES HE WILL STEP DOWN AS DEAN OF SETON HALL LAW AT END OF  2014-15 ACADEMIC YEAR

Dean Patrick E. HobbsDean Patrick E. Hobbs announced that 2014-15 marks his last year as Dean of Seton Hall University School of Law. His tenure since 1999 is one of the longest among law schools deans in the nation, marked by groundbreaking achievements that have transformed the Law School and the surrounding Newark community. “To be able to welcome and guide students beginning their journey into a career in the law, to support faculty who consider, change and shape our system for the better, and to spend time with thousands of alumni achieving success in all walks of life, I can’t imagine an endeavor more rewarding or satisfying,” he wrote in a statement. Read more >>



ALUMNI CLE PROGRAM SCHEDULE FOR 2014-15

CLE_196Seton Hall Law is pleased to present the 2014-15 Alumni CLE program. These events are offered at no charge and are exclusively for Seton Hall Law alumni. All events will be held at Seton Hall Law in the Larson Auditorium, 3rd floor. Sign-in begins 1 hour prior to the event. Registration will open 30 days before each event with seats available on a first-come, first-served basis. Dates are as follows:

  1. Supreme Court Review | October 8 | 4 NY/NJ CLE credits
  2. November 6| Ethics and Criminal Law | 4 NY/NJ CLE credits including 1 Ethics credit
  3. January 15 | Employment and Family Law | 4 NY/NJ CLE credits

To register, visit Seton Hall Law Connect at www.setonhalllawconnect.com. Registration in Seton Hall Law Connect is required to make a reservation. If you have not yet registered, use the sign-up information included in the email linking to this newsletter, or please contact Lori Thimmel, Director of Alumni Relations and Programming, at lori.thimmel@shu.edu or call 973-642-8711.


NEW MILITARY SPOUSE RULE ADOPTED THANKS TO SUPPORT OF THE SETON HALL LAW COMMUNITY

Jennifer Butch Talley '10 and Katie Manzi McDonough '13Jennifer Butch Talley ’10 and Katie Manzi McDonough ’13, both married to Seton Hall Law graduates who serve in the military, received support from faculty, students and alumni as they successfully advocated for other attorney spouses of those who serve, and who are stationed in New Jersey. Read more >>


PROFESSOR JORDAN PARADISE AWARDED SCHERING-PLOUGH PROFESSORSHIP

Professor Jordan ParadiseSeton Hall Law is pleased to announce the appointment of Jordan Paradise as the Schering-Plough Professor in Health Care Regulation and Enforcement.

Professor Jordan Paradise researches and publishes on the legal, ethical, and societal implications of emerging science and technologies such as genetics and nanotechnology. A member of the Seton Hall Law faculty since 2009, she teaches classes on food and drug law, biotechnology, law and genetics, and emerging technologies. Her publications have appeared in both peer-reviewed and legal publications such as Science; Nature Reviews Genetics; Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics; Food & Drug Law Journal; Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law & Ethics; and the International Journal of Intellectual Property Management. 

She will contribute scholarship on and public policy analysis of issues related to administrative law, the regulatory and enforcement concerns of providers and patients, FDA law, and drug and device innovation. This Professorship was made possible by a $2.5 million endowment from the former Schering-Plough Corporation and the Schering-Plough Foundation. The Schering-Plough Foundation supported the advancement of health, education, public policy, and community initiatives.


SETON HALL ALUMNI NEWS

Justin P. Walder ‘58 has been selected for the 2014 Daniel J. O’Hern Award by the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law. He is a Senior Partner of Walder, Hayden & Brogan P.A. in Roseland.

Michael Tormey ’79 became Senior Managing Director, and Wealth Advisor at Peapack-Gladstone Bank.

Colleen Tracy James ’96 has joined Mayer Brown as a Partner in the Intellectual Property Law practice in New York.

David Catuogno ’90 and Michael Holt ’90 were named among the Top Lawyers in Bergen County by (201) Magazine. Both are Members of Forman Holt Eliades & Youngman LLC in Paramus. Catuogno was recognized in the area of debtor/creditor issues and Holt, in the area of bankruptcy law.

Louis_FranzeseLouis R. Franzese ’91 (pictured, left) became Chief Human Resources Officer at Hertz Global.

Annmarie Simeone ‘93 was elected to serve as Chief Financial Officer of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association (NJWLA). She is a Member of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.

Regina Calcattera ’96 published the book, Etched in Sand, which was named to bestseller lists on both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

Sandra C. Fava ’05 was listed among the New Leaders of the Bar by the New Jersey Law Journal. She is a Partner in the Family Law Group at Fox Rothschild LLP in Roseland.

Joshua S. Sklarin ‘08 has joined Parker McCay as an attorney in the Public Schools and Education Practice Area in its Lawrenceville office.

Tamara_ColeyTamara Coley ’10 (pictured, left) has been named to the Lawyers of Color's Second Annual Hot List, which recognizes early- to mid-career attorneys excelling in the legal profession.

Kelli J. Stout ’11 has joined Husch Blackwell as an Associate in the firm’s Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation team in Kansas City, Missouri.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SETON HALL LAW REVIEW SYMPOSIUM

Wednesday, October 1
1:00 to 7:30 p.m.

What qualities and techniques make the most engaging advocates so persuasive? How can attorneys fashion their written and oral advocacy skills to be the most effective in front of any audience, employer, or judge? How can advocates use evolving technology to their advantage, and when are such channels of communication appropriate? What are the ethical bounds our profession places on the limits of oral and written advocacy? The Seton Hall Law Review’s Volume 45 Symposium, “The Art of Advocacy,” will explore how legal advocates, young and old, can be the most effective written and oral advocates possible by considering these and other questions in an afternoon of panels. Multiple panels of distinguished professors, administrators, and practitioners will speak throughout the day, and the event will culminate with a keynote dinner in the Newark Club.

The program will take place at Seton Hall Law in the Larson Auditorium. 5.5 NY/NJ CLE credits are available. For more information, please contact Dean Rosa Alves at rosa.alves-ferreira@shu.edu or call 973-642-8187.



2014 CAREERS IN TAX LAW: PANEL DISCUSSION

Monday, October 6
5:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Pasquale Rufalo '95This ABA-sponsored event features a distinguished panel of members of the judiciary and tax law practitioners who will address the different tax law specialty areas, tips on building experience, advice on standing out in today's job market, and much more.

Panelists Include:

  1. The Honorable Patrick DeAlmeida, Presiding Tax Judge with the Tax Court of New Jersey
  2. Kevin Glenn, Esq., Partner at KPMG LLP
  3. Pasquale J. Rufolo, Esq. ‘95, Founding Member and Partner, Rufolo & Stein, LLC (pictured)
  4. Selena Schneider, Ph.D., Director Transfer Pricing - Corporate Tax, CIT
  5. and
  6. Stephen M. Vajtay, Jr., Esq., Managing Partner at McCarter & English, LLP

A networking reception will follow the discussion.

The Careers in Tax Law panel discussion is sponsored by the ABA Section on Taxation, the Seton Hall Tax Law Society, the Seton Hall Law Office of Career Services, and Rutgers-Newark Law School.

Alumni may register for this event via Symplicity or please contact Erin Scherzer, Associate Director, Office of Career Services, at erin.scherzer@shu.edu or call 973-642-8242.



THE GIBBONS INSTITUTE/NJIPLA 12TH ANNUAL FALL LECTURE SERIES

Tuesday, October 7
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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The Annual Fall Lecture Series, sponsored by the Gibbons Institute and the New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association, provides a forum to discuss the legal, political and social problems that continue to arise as scientific and technological changes challenge existing law and legal institutions. This year’s program will feature The Honorable Grace Obermann, Lead Administrative Patent Judge, U.S. Patent & Trade Office, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, who will be joined by a panel of distinguished practitioners to discuss current trends and insights concerning AIA trial practice before the Board. A reception will follow the program.

The event will take place at the Newark Club, One Newark Center, adjacent to Seton Hall Law School. 1.5 NY/NJ CLE credits will be available. There is no cost for the event but registration is required. Click here to make your reservation or for more information about the event, please contact Teresa Rizzo, Administrator, at teresa.rizzo@shu.edu or call 973-642-8506.



FREE ALUMNI CLE - SUPREME COURT REVIEW

Wednesday, October 8
5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

CLE_196Please join us for our first FREE CLE program for Seton Hall Law Alumni for 2014-15. The program will take place at Seton Hall Law in the Larson Auditorium, 3rd floor. This 4-hour course will award 4 NY/NJ CLE credits. Sign-in will begin 1 hour prior to the event.

Registration for this class will open on September 8 via Seton Hall Law Connect, our dedicated alumni networking site. Visit www.setonhalllawconnect.com to set up your account. For more information, please contact Lori Thimmel, Director of Alumni Relations and Programming, at lori.thimmel@shu.edu or call 973-642-8711.



U.S. HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Monday, October 13
Mon: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Tues: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Wed: 9:00 a.m. to 5:35 p.m.; Thurs: 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

The Healthcare Compliance Certification Program (HCCP) is a four-day educational training 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 healthcare-related laws and regulations to 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, with a 50% discount for Seton Hall Law alumni. The program may be eligible for approximately 24 NY/NJ CLE credits. Click here to make your reservation or for more information, please contact Catherine Finizio, Administrator, at catherine.finizio@shu.edu or call 973-642-8382.



LALSA'S HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH PANEL AND SANGRIA SOCIAL

Thursday, October 23
5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Seton Hall Law School Latin American Law Student Association (LALSA) presents their Hispanic Heritage Month Panel and Sangria Social. This year's panel is entitled, "Need Not Apply: The Disparate Impact of Criminal Background Checks on Communities of Color."

The event will take place at Seton Hall Law. There is no charge to attend. Click here to make your reservation or for more information, please contact Molly Zlock, Director of Student Services, at molly.zlock@shu.edu or call 973-642-8097.



RODINO CELEBRATION

Wednesday, October 29
6:00 pm

Toni Belford DamianoSeton Hall School of Law Peter W. Rodino Jr. Society and Honorary Alumni Chairs, Ed Sturchio, Esq.’00 and Jason M. Santarcangelo, Esq. ‘05 cordially invite you to attend the Celebration of Excellence honoring three exceptional women:

  1. Suzanne M. Cerra, Esq., Excellence in Achievement Award
  2. Toni Belford Damiano, Esq. (pictured), Excellence in Leadership Award
  3. The Honorable Marianne Espinosa, Humanitarian Achievement Award

The event will take place at the Newark Club, One Newark Center, adjacent to Seton Hall Law School. Tickets are $75.00 per person or $750.00 per table (seats 10). Tickets are $50 per percent for members of the Classes of 2012, 2013 and 2014. Please reserve your tickets by October 21. Click here to make your reservation or for more information, please contact Molly Zlock, Director of Student Services, at molly.zlock@shu.edu or call 973.642.8097.



APPELLATE ADVOCACY JUDGES NEEDED

Saturday, November 22
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

2014 Gressman Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Competition

The members of the 2014-15 Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Board invite alumni to serve as a volunteer judge at Seton Hall Law School. Students enrolled in the Appellate Advocacy program are required to argue their briefs before a panel of volunteer judges traditionally comprised of distinguished members of the alumni community.

Panelists who are members of either the New York or New Jersey bar may receive CLE credit for judging. Judges will be provided with breakfast, lunch, and complimentary parking. To volunteer, please contact Appellate Advocacy Student Director McKenzie Wilson at mckenzie.wilson@student.shu.edu or call 201-755-6152, or contact Professor Charles Sullivan at charles.sullivan@shu.edu.

 



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!