LAW 2022 Schedule


Thursday, September 22, 2022

Parking will be available at no charge in the Raynor Lot and the Irving Avenue Garage (limited space in the Garage).

Helping First-Generation Lawyers Thrive

Noon – 1 p.m.

Location: Collaboratory

First, But Not Last: A discussion with the first-generation alumni who are helping to pave the way for the first-generation students to come.

During this workshop for students, a panel of alumni will shine a bright light on the journeys, challenges, and achievements of first-generation college and law grads.

The panelists and moderator are all First-Generation law graduates: Connie Matteo L’91, Assistant General Counsel, Pfizer, Dean Craig M. Boise (University of Chicago Law School), Assistant Dean Lily Hughes (UC Berkeley School of Law), and moderator Professor Courtney Abbott Hill L’09.

Lunch will be provided. The event will be live-streamed.

Hosted by First Generation Law Student Association (FGLSA)

Lunch with the Travis H.D. Lewin Advocacy Honor Society

Noon – 1 p.m.

Location: Room 340

Client Advocacy: Careers in Trial and Appellate Advocacy and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Meet and learn from experts in the field.

Moderator: Todd A. Berger, Professor of Law and Director, Advocacy Program

Judge Bernadette Romano Clark L’89, Justice of the Supreme Court of Oneida County

Tom Leith, Staff Attorney, Hiscock Legal Aid

Mark Slama L’87, Partner, Windels Marx

Lunch will be provided.  The event will be live-streamed.

An Afternoon with the Corporate Law Society 

Moderator: Lily Yan Hughes, Assistant Dean of Career Services

Location: Collaboratory

2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Learn from Chief Legal Officers/General Counsels and senior in-house executives who will share their journey from Syracuse Law to their leadership roles in a diverse range of public and private companies.

Behind the Corporate Curtain: Thriving and Succeeding as In-House Counsel

Moderator: Lily Yan Hughes, Assistant Dean of Career Services

Daniel Emerson L’96, Chief Legal Officer, Take 2

Connie Matteo L’91, AGC, Pfizer

Lacey Miller L’19, ACC, Amazon

Michael Olsan L’89, Deputy GC, AIG

Ben Sidbury L’01, GC, Wingate University (remote)

3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Practicing Corporate and Business Law 

Discover the many facets of corporate and business law during this conversation with consultants and law partners and associates in firms of all sizes.

Moderator: Lily Yan Hughes, Assistant Dean of Career Services

Anthony Calabrese L’93, Ernst & Young

Amy D’Ambrogio L’02, Barclay Damon

Pamela Lundborg ’00 L’13, Quarles & Brady

Ted Pearce L’77, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Kevin Toomey L’12, Arnold & Porter

Fireside Chat: Professional Learning Exchange and Networking Event for Students and Alumni of Color

5:30 p.m. –  7:15 p.m.

Location: David Levy Atrium

This event is an opportunity for our students of color to meet with alumni of color to learn about their law school experience, seek advice on law school priorities, explore career options, seek mentorship, hone networking skills, and develop relationships.  The format is speed networking followed by a cocktail reception.

Sponsored by Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, the Inclusion Network, and the Office of Career Services

Registration required.

Friday, September 23, 2022

Parking will be available at no charge in the Raynor Lot until 5:00pm. All guests must depart the Raynor Lot no later than 5 p.m. due to the football game. Parking will be available at no charge in the University Avenue Garage (UAG) beginning at 3:30 pm. The SU Trolley will shuttle guests at no charge between the UAG and Dineen Hall until 9 pm.

Dean Craig M. Boise’s State of the College Address

8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Join us for breakfast, a classroom unveiling, and Dean Boise’s Annual State of the College Address!

8:15 am Breakfast and unveiling
8:45 am State of the College Address

Location: Eleanor Theodore L’52 Lecture Hall, Dineen Hall, Third Floor, Room 350

Celebrate the unveiling of the new Eleanor Theodore L’52 Lecture Hall at Dineen Hall, and attend Dean Boise’s annual address.

The State of the College Address will be live-streamed.

Lessons Learned: Perspectives on Law and Policy from the War in Ukraine

9:45 a.m. –  11:45 a.m.

9:45 – 10:30 a.m. Continental breakfast 

Location: David Levy Atrium

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Keynote address

Location: Melanie Gray Ceremonial Courtroom

Keynote speaker to be announced.

Lunch with Judiciary and Alumni

Noon – 1 p.m.

Location: David Levy Atrium

Keynote speaker: Honorable Michael J. Garcia, Associate Judge of the Court of Appeals of New York.

Sponsored by Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC and Hancock Estabrook, LLP.

US Supreme Court 2022-2023 Preview

1 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Lecture and Panel Discussion
CLE – 3 credits

Location: Melanie Gray Ceremonial Courtroom

1 p.m. Registration opens
1:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Program
The College of Law’s 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. The College of Law’s sixth annual Supreme Court Preview program will examine the pending cases on the docket for the 2022-2023 term. The Preview will open with featured speaker CNN’s Joan Biskupic, CNN Legal Analyst, followed by a panel discussion. Opportunity to earn CLE credit.

Panelists are:

  • Joan Biskupic, CNN Legal Analyst
  • Celia Cohen L’99, Co-Head of Financial Institutions, United StatesNorton Rose Fulbright US LLP
  • Shubha Ghosh, Crandall Melvin Professor of Law and Director of the Syracuse Intellectual Property Law Institute
  • Benita Miller L’96, Executive Director, Powerful Families, Powerful Communities NJ
  • Aliza Milner, Teaching Professor and Director of Legal Communication and Research
  • Gretchen Ritter, Syracuse University Vice Chancellor, Provost, and Chief Academic Officer

Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association HAPPY HOUR!

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Location: Neporent Café

Law Review and Journals Open House

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Location: Outside Neporent Café and Boylan Law Review Suite, Room 344

Meet the Editorial Boards of the Law Review and other College of Law Journals and reminisce about your experiences!

The Travis H.D. Lewin Advocacy Honor Society: 1967-Today Permanent Collection

5 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Location: Travis H.D. Lewin Commons
Hancock Estabrook Exhibit Case

Join us for the unveiling of the College of Law’s new permanent collection, a dynamic exhibit case sponsored by Hancock Estabrook LLP. History in the making, our new exhibit case will showcase key artifacts and memorabilia of the College’s triumphant teams over the years, unveiling the rich and evolving narrative of the College’s legendary advocacy program.

Syracuse Law Honors Awards Ceremony

6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Location: Melanie Gray Ceremonial Courtroom

Join Dean Craig M. Boise, the SULAA Board, and the College of Law Community to celebrate the 2022 Law Honors Awards recipients.

SU vs. UVA Tailgate

6:30 pm

Location: David Levy Atrium

Planning on going to the Syracuse vs. UVA Football Game? Tailgate with us: come to Dineen Hall and enjoy a beverage and a bite before the game. Bar and buffet will open at 6:30 pm.

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Law Alumni Reunion Party

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Location: David Levy Atrium

All Classes Celebration and Cocktail Reception. Join us after the Law Honors Awards ceremony to celebrate our recipients, meet up with classmates, and tailgate with us before the Syracuse vs. UVA Football game.

Music provided by a jazz combo led by Joseph Frateschi L’14, Joe Greene, Chris Spinelli ’22, and Joe Vanable.

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Parking will be available at no charge in the Raynor Lot and the Irving Avenue Garage.

Meet the Authors: Jodé Millman L’79 and Lisa Peebles L’92

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Location: Collaboratory

Continental breakfast will be provided. The event will be live streamed.

Moderated by Jan Fleckenstein G’84, G’86, L’11, Director of the Law Library

Our Annual Syracuse Law Author Event returns with fiction and non-fiction selections. Meet and get to know College of Law Alumnae Jodé Millman L’79 and Lisa Peebles L’92. Hear about their new books and uncover what motivated and inspired them to write…

Book cover for Hooker Avenue by Jodi Milman featuring a dark night scene of a town
Hooker Avenue by Jodé Millman L’79


Jodé Millman L’79
Author of Hooker Avenue
“So many skeletons are banging on the closet doors to be set free, in this heady mix of sizzle, punch, and danger. And, even more intriguing, it’s all based on a true crime.”–Steve Berry, International and New York Times bestselling author of The Omega Factor


Book cover for Scrapped by Lisa Peebles and John O'Brien featuring a junk yard of cars
Scrapped by Lisa Peebles and John O’Brien

Lisa Peebles L’92 and John O’Brien
Co-authors of Scrapped: Justice and a Teen Informant

“Scrapped captures the barren roads and fallow fields of Oswego County the way Capote captured Finney County, Kansas in In Cold Blood.” –Tom Barbash, New York Times bestselling author of The Dakota Winters.

Veterans and Military-Connected Students Support Dialogue

Twice the Citizen – Navigating Careers in Law and Serving in the Military

10 a.m. – Noon
The National Veterans Resource Center (NVRC)
101 Waverly Ave., Syracuse NY 13210

Join retired US Army LTC (Ret.)Beth Kubala, Executive Director of the Betty and Michael D. Wohl Veterans Legal Clinic, and Syracuse Law student clinicians for a discussion with LT Tom Caruso L’14, G’14, MAJ Devon M. Conroy L’15, 1SG Shawn C. Graham ’00, CPT Lauren Owens, and CPT Mara Afzali, Esq. on service to our country in active duty and private duty modes.  LTC Charles J. Taylor L’96 will moderate the conversation with our panelists, all of whom have served in the military in various capacities, including Active Duty, on the National Guard, and in the Reserves.  Learn about their experiences navigating careers in and out of uniform and be sure to spend time with Beth Kubala, on how and why Syracuse University is the best home for veterans.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to tour the new National Veterans Resource Center.

Hosted by the Betty and Michael D. Wohl Veterans Legal Clinic and the Military and Veterans Law Society

Light refreshments will be provided.

Disability Law and Policy: Updates from the Field

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Location: Room 106

Current students Matthew Yanez L’23 and Renci ‘Mercy’ Xie LL.M. ‘20 and S.J.D. Candidate will present their groundbreaking work and post-graduation plans and aspirations.  Daniel Van Sant L’16, Director of Disability Policy at The Harkin Institute, Drake University, will moderate the discussion for a robust learning exchange with alumni and colleagues.  There will be time for networking and small group discussions.

Hybrid event.

SULAA Board Meeting

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location: Room 106

College of Law Classes of 2020, 2021, & 2022 Reunion Lunch

Noon – 2 p.m.
Orange Crate Brewing Company
731 S. Crouse Ave. Syracuse NY

Fifth Annual Alumni of Color Awards Ceremony

5:30 pm. – 6:30 p.m.

Location: Melanie Gray Ceremonial Courtroom

Join Dean Craig M. Boise and the SULAA Inclusion Network to honor and celebrate this year’s recipients of the BLSA William Herbert Johnson Legacy Award, the José Bahamonde-Gonzalez L’92 Legacy Award (formerly the LALSA Legacy Award) and the Asian Pacific Islander (API) Legacy of Excellence Award.

Fifth Annual Alumni of Color Awards Reception

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Location: David Levy Atrium

Event Sponsor: Central New York Women’s Bar Association