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SUNY Buffalo Law prof gets Fulbright Award

James A. Gardner, a State University distinguished professor, has been selected for a 2012-2013 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant. He will live in Montreal during fall 2012, holding the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in the Theory and Practice of Constitutionalism and ...

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Stout brings business theories to Cornell law

Nationally known author, lecturer, attorney, mutual fund trustee, business expert and former UCLA School of Law Professor Lynn A. Stout is Cornell Law School’s first endowed professor in the new Jack G. Clarke Institute for the Study and Practice of ...

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St. John Fisher’s business school honors alumni

The Bittner School of Business at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford hosted a banquet Wednesday to honor the alumni winners of the Excellence in Management Award and the Dean’s Medal for Outstanding Service. The event took place at the ...

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School vouchers prompt court fights across U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Students like Delano Coffy are at the heart of brewing political fights and court battles over whether public dollars should go to school vouchers to help make private schools more affordable. He was failing in his neighborhood ...

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University offers patent talk

Tina McKeon, an intellectual property law attorney, will present a talk on “Positive and Negative Data in Patent Procurement — When to Provide it and Why it Matters” at 9 a.m. Thursday at the University of Rochester. The free program, ...

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Dean Mutua re-elected vice president of the ASIL

State University of New York at Buffalo Law Dean Makau Mutua, SUNY Distinguished professor and Floyd H. and Hilda L. Hurst Faculty Scholar, was re-elected Tuesday for one more year as vice president of the American Society of International Law. ...

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Recovery threatened by student loan debt

WASHINGTON — The federal student loan program seemed like a great idea back in 1965: Borrow to go to college now, pay it back later when you have a job. But many borrowers these days are close to flunking out, ...

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Attorney plans suit over claims by law school

With an 87 percent job placement rate for the Class of 2011, an education in law at Syracuse University College of Law looks like a pretty good investment. That’s the percentage of graduates the school’s website said are either employed ...

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Citizens Bank offering scholarships

The application period for Citizens Bank’s annual TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship program begins Sunday.   The deadline to apply is April 30. Citizens launched the scholarship program last year, awarding $50,000 to college students whose volunteer efforts have made a ...

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Suit over student’s death continues

A federal judge has given the green light to a lawsuit seeking to hold the city of Ithaca and Cornell University liable for the death of a student who committed suicide by jumping from a local bridge. “[The] defendants’ duty ...

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LSAT testing numbers drop to decade low

The number of students who took the Law School Admission Test in the past year was the lowest in 10 years, and the 16.2 percent drop in the number of LSATs administered is the highest drop ever — according to ...

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State Police K-9 Academy graduates 11

New York State Police conducted graduation exercises for its 2011-12 Basic Canine Handler School on Monday at the State Police Academy in Albany. The 11 graduates are: • Trooper Sean P. Pierce and Canine Dobber, Troop A • Trooper Matthew ...

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