Albany Law Review Hosts "The New York Court of Appeals: The Untold Secrets of Eagle Street"
This year's State Constituional Commentary Symposium featured the entire New York Court of Appeals. Judges from New York's Highest Court spoke to practitioners and members of the Albany Law School community about appellate advocacy and the Court's inner workings. The symposium was the subject of a New York Law Journal article. Full video of the symposium is available here.
For more information, contact Michelle Mallette-Pinsecki, Executive Editor for State Constitutional Commentary, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 March 8, 2012, the topic was The State of State Courts. Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson of Wisconsin, Chief Justice Christine M. Durham of Utah, and Chief Justice Chase To. Rogers of Connecticut were panelists in the event moderated by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman of New York. 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.
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.