Thursday, September 24

noon-1 p.m.  Women’s Law Student Association Networking Event

Moderator: Professor Cora True-Frost L’01

WLSA members will join College of Law alumnae for a virtual conversation to discuss professional experiences and career paths.

Panelist Biographies

2-5 p.m.  An Afternoon with the Corporate Law Society

Programs will include a discussion with general counsels and chief legal officers representing diverse corporate clients, and a panel designed to educate our students about the many corporate career paths ahead.

2-3:15 p.m.  “Inside the Minds” of Inside Counsel

Moderator: Marnin Michaels L’96


  • Keisha Audain Pressley L’00, Executive Vice President, Legal and Compliance, PIMCO
  • Amanda Dondero L’11, Counsel, Change Healthcare
  • Michael Dufault L’95, Senior Vice President and Group General Counsel, Jet Aviation
  • Jeffrey Gutierrez L’97, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Semtech (International) AG
  • The Hon. Kirk E. Miller L’76, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan (Ret.); Deputy Secretary and General Counsel, California Natural Resources Agency (Ret.)
  • Josh Patterson L’00, General Counsel, Akcea Therapeutics
Panelist Biographies

3:30-5 p.m.  Practicing Corporate Law

Moderator: Professor Danielle Stokes


  • Emanuela (Amy) D’Ambrogio L’02, Special Counsel, Barclay Damon
  • Hermes A. Fernandez L’81, Partner, Bond, Schoeneck & King
  • Francisco (Cisco) Palao-Ricketts L’03, Partner, DLA Piper
  • David P. Wales L’95, Partner, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Lana Yaghi L’14, Senior Attorney, Miller Canfield
Panelist Biographies

4-5:15 p.m.  Explore the Legal and Societal Ramifications of COVID-19 on Marginalized Populations

(Diversity and Inclusion CLE: 1 credit)

Moderator: Fulvia Vargas L’15


CLE Materials  CLE Affirmation  CLE Evaluation Form


4:30-5:30 p.m.  Law Review Open House

Meet the Syracuse Law Review Executive Board and student editors in this year’s virtual conference room.

7-8 p.m.  Travis H.D. Lewin Advocacy Honor Society Alumni Group Kick-Off

Join Professor Todd Berger, Professor Emeritus Travis H.D. Lewin, Professor Emil Rossi L’72, alumni, and students to kick-off our new AHS Alumni Group. Reminisce with your professors, former teammates, and competitors.

7:45 p.m. Mackenzie Hughes LLP Edmund H. Lewis Appellate Advocacy Competition

LiveStream via YouTube