Friday, September 24

Friday, September 24

8:30-9:30 a.m. Dean Craig M. Boise’s State of the College Address


This year’s address marks Dean Craig M. Boise’s fifth year as Dean of the College of Law! Join us in person or virtually as he reflects on the last five years and celebrates the College’s achievements in the past year, plus hear what’s in store for the months and years ahead.

10:30–11:30 a.m. Virtually Litigating: Pros and Cons of Litigation Practices Developed During COVID-19 (CLE 1 credit)

CLE Materials Panelist Biographies

Hosted by Michael Kaplan L’11, Partner, Lowenstein Sandler LLP

The way we practice law turned on a dime last year as the world adapted to a remote working environment.  Litigators in particular faced new challenges as in-person interactions with clients, adversaries, judges, and juries moved to Zoom. Now many claim virtual depositions, mediations, court hearings, and trials are here to stay. But at what expense? This presentation will discuss the pros and cons of litigation technology and practices developed during the coronavirus pandemic.  Specific topics will include how costs have changed, how the virtual environmental impacts advocacy, and what gets lost when cases proceed outside of a courtroom.

  • 10 a.m.: Registration
  • 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Program


    • Hon. Mae A. D’Agostino L’80, U.S. District Judge, Northern District of New York
    • Allison B. Fiut L’11, Partner, Harris Beach PLLC
    • Kara Krueger L’11, Senior Counsel, National Grid

Noon-1 p.m. Lunch with Judiciary and Alumni


Keynote Speaker: Hon. James P. Murphy L’84, NYS Administrative Judge, Fifth Judicial District

This event is close to capacity—judges and alumni who wish to RSVP should reach out directly to Lisa Ladew at 315.317.3667 or

Bond, Schoeneck & King Wladis

1:30-4:30 p.m. US Supreme Court 2021-2022 Preview Afternoon Lecture and Panel Discussion (CLE 3 credits)

CLE Materials

Keynote: “The Supreme Court Turning Right Again,” with David G. SavageLos Angeles Times

The College of Law’s fifth annual United States Supreme Court Preview brings together journalists, litigators, and academics to discuss cases pending before the Supreme Court. The event is open to students, alumni, and community members. Examining the pending cases on the docket for the 2021-2022 term, the Preview will open with a keynote from featured speaker David G. Savage, Supreme Court Correspondent, The Los Angeles Times, followed by a panel discussion. 

Moderator: Vice Dean Keith Bybee


Moderator: Vice Dean Keith Bybee

    • 1 p.m.: Registration
    • 1:30-4:30 p.m.: Program
    Syracuse Civics Initiative Tully Center for Free Speech

    4-5 p.m. Syracuse Law Review Open House


    Stop by Dineen Hall to meet Editor-in-Chief of Syracuse Law Review 3L Hilda A. Frimpong, the Law Review Executive Board, and student editors.

    6-7 p.m. Syracuse Law Honors Awards Ceremony


    Join Dean Craig M. Boise, the SULAA Board, and the College of Law Community to celebrate the 2021 Law Honors Awards recipients.

    7-9 p.m. Law Alumni Reunion Party


    Music provided by jazz combo led by Joseph Frateschi L’14 and Michael Tyszko L’15.

    8:30-10:30 p.m. Fourth Annual Fireside Chat


    Community Folk Art Center, 805 E Genesee St., Syracuse, NY 13210

    Hosted by Black Law Student Association and Latin American Law Student Association. The SULAA Inclusion Network invites students to lean in and join a candid conversation on challenges and opportunities in the legal profession, with a focus on lawyers of color.

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