Friday, April 23, 2010

Presentation on Law, Justice, and the Holocaust

The Historical Society of the Courts of the State of New York Partnering with The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, National Institute for Holocaust Education will present: Law, Justice, and the Holocaust: Lessons For The Courts Today, on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 6:00 PM at the New York City Bar, 42 West 42nd Street, NYC.

The program will feature a reading of remarks by Judge Matthew Jasen, a former Court of Appeals Judge from Buffalo, who served as a military judge in the United States Military Government Court at Heidelberg, Germany.  Further information on this program (moderated by Chief Judge Lippman) is available at The program will be available later as a webcast but will not be simulcast.

Link to invitation:

Link to register online:

The Hudson: Yesterday and Today

The Court of Appeals Lecture Series in Albany resumes with the first lecture of 2010. The Hudson: Yesterday and Today will feature Frances F. Dunwell, DEC Hudson River Estuary Coordinator and William T. (Chip) Reynolds, Captain, Half Moon. The event will take place on Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 6:00 PM, in Court of Appeals Hall, 20 Eagle Street, Albany, New York, and will be simulcast at:  Please RSVP by Monday, May 3

It will later become a permanent webcast. Further information is available in the Times Union

Link to lecture invitation:

Thank you to Frances Murray for this announcement!

Historical Society announces results of the David A. Garfinkel Essay Contest

The Historical Society of the Courts of the State of New York has announced the results of its David A. Garfinkel Essay Contest.

The first prize ($1,500) was won by Leah Reino of Genesee Community College and the second prize was won by Kerri Pickard-DePriest of Onondaga Community College. The prizes will be presented at the Law Day ceremony in Court of Appeals Hall on Monday, May 3. The event will be simulcast at and will be available later as a webcast.

This annual contest invites SUNY and CUNY community college students from around the State to write an original essay on a specific topic of legal history. This year the topic was The Evolution of Justice along the Erie Canal.

More information on the essay contest can be found at:

Thanks to Frances Murray for this update!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

ALLUNY AALL Annual Meeting Grant

Just a reminder that the deadline to apply for an ALLUNY AALL Annual Meeting grant is fast approaching. ALLUNY will award one or more grants of up to $500 to help ALLUNY members attend the AALL Annual meeting. This year we have extended the deadline from April 15 to April 21. For information about the ALLUNY AALLMeeting Grant, go to: . Application available online at: .

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thank You.
Linda Dean, Chair, Grants Committee

(forwarded from ALLUNY listserv)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Law Libraries Rated...

The March 2010 issue of National Jurist (pp. 22-29) ranks 198 law libraries for resources, service, and space. See "What Makes a Great Library" by Keith Carter. The top 50 are listed in the article.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Announcing ALLUNY's 2010 Spring Institute -- In Sickness ... and In Health: Wellness and the Law

Please join ALLUNY for our 2010 Spring Institute, titled “In Sickness … and In Health”: Wellness and the Law. Our esteemed speakers will be addressing an array of health and wellness issues, from the ethics of health policy development to the impact of health care reform, and opportunities to promote wellness both at work and at home, for both employees and employers. The speakers will be followed by open discussion period during which attendees can share their own interests and ideas. 

The program will be held on May 7, 2010 from 9:30 to 3:15 p.m. at the H. Douglas Barclay Law Library at Syracuse University College of Law, with much gratitude to the generosity of the staff there for once again hosting the event. Continental breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee. Discount parking will be available for $4.50. 

The deadline for registration is April 29. Registration form, program brochure (including agenda), and directions to Syracuse are online at

Please contact me if you have any questions or need assistance. I hope to see you in Syracuse on May 7th!

Nancy Babb
ALLUNY Vice-President and Education Chair
on behalf of Education Committee members Jean Callihan and Jean-Paul Vivian
Charles B. Sears Law Library, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York 14260-1110
phone (716) 645-0394

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Now that Spring is really here (we hope), how about bringing some of that freshness into the office? An article at American Libraries suggests adding plants that, as well as making things look more inviting, help purify air that may be contaminated by common chemicals.