Albany Law Review to Host "The State of State Courts"
State chief justices from around the country gathered to discuss “The State of State Courts” in the law school’s Dean Alexander Moot Courtroom on Thursday, March 8, 2012.
Participating chief justices included:
- -Wisconsin Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson
- -Utah Chief Justice Christine M. Durham
- -Connecticut Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers
- -Moderator: New York Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman
For more information, contact Michelle Mallette-Pinsecki, Executive Editor for State Constitutional Commentary, at email@example.com. Transcripts from the event were published in Volume 75 of the Albany Law Review State Constitutional Commentary. The event was a huge success and was the subject of an article in the New York Law Journal.
Annual Chief Judge Lawrence H. Cooke State Constitutional Commentary Symposium
In the Spring of 2007, the Albany Law Review began a new annual tradition of honoring former Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals Lawrence H. Cooke by holding the State Constitutional Commentary Symposium in his name. In its inaugural year, the Symposium featured the Chief Justices of the Supreme Courts of Arkansas, Utah, and Wisconsin, as well as a tribute to the Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals, Judith S. Kaye. For the 2008 symposium, the entire New York Court of Appeals came to tell of their favorite judge in the court's history.
Past Chief Judge Lawrence H. Cooke State Constitutional Commentary Symposiums
On February 16, 2011, the topic was Great Women, Great Chiefs. Chief Justice Margaret Marshall of Massachusetts, Chief Justice Marsha Ternus of Iowa and Chief Justice Jean H. Toal of South Carolina offered insightful commentary on their experiences and the state of state courts nationwide.
On March 4, 2010, the Albany Law Review hosted its fourth annual Symposium on Wrongful Convictions: Understanding and Addressing Criminal Injustice. As opening speaker and moderator, New York Court of Appeals Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman lead a discussion on the origins of and modern solutions to wrongful convictions. This timely event followed Chief Judge Lippman's appointment of a permanent New York State task force on wrongful convictions.
In the Spring of 2009, the Symposium was entitled "Tough Call: State High Court Judges on Making Their Hardest Decisions," and the panel included Acting Chief Justice Maureen McKenna Goldberg of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, Associate Justice (retired) John M. Greaney of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Senior Associate Justice Flemming L. Norcott, Jr. of the Connecticut Supreme Court, and Associate Judge Robert S. Smith of the New York Court of Appeals.