Hofstra Law Report, Spring 2013
HOFSTRA LAW REPORT, Hofstra Law’s magazine, is published once a year by the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University.
News Hofstra Law Review Celebrates 40 Years of Impact MORE THAN 100 LAW REVIEW AND we are today, citing events such as the second impeach- current staff members gathered on October 15 in ALUMNI ment of a U.S. president, the landmark legislation of the New York City to celebrate 40 years of the Hofstra Law Clean Air and Clean Water acts, the Patriot Act, the many Review. The evening recognized the impact of the jour- controversial decisions on the Supreme Court, the worst nal and the work of its contributors and staff in creating terrorist attack in U.S. history, several wars, and interna- a publication that has made tional developments as impact- its mark on the legal commu- ing the laws of our land. In a time nity. In her opening remarks when law reviews have become volume editor-in-chief less relevant and the public thinks Grinshteyn ’12 less about what lawyers do, he Allana quoted 40 editor-in- encouraged the students to con- chief, the Honorable John J. the first tinue to grapple with the issues of Farley III ’73, who in the the day and publish meaningful 40th anniversary issue wrote, pieces that stand the test of time. “Forty boards of editors, forty With the presidential debate sets of managing editors, and scheduled forty staffs have all labored Hofstra’s campus the next day, toward the common goal of Ashcroft emphasized the impor- serving the law by making the tance of debates, going back to Hofstra Law Review a publica- the Lincoln-Douglas debates of tion recognized for its accuracy, authority, and originality.” Inaugural issue of the Hofstra Law Review The evening’s guest speak- to take place on 1858, as a chance for a “collision of ideas that give us the opportunity to move forward.” He spoke elo- ers, Michael Gerhardt, the Samuel Ashe Distinguished quently of America’s place in the forefront of freedom, Professor in Constitutional Law and director of the reciting Emma Lazarus’ words inscribed on the Statue of Center on Law and Government at the University of North Liberty, and remarked that our government is a “growth Carolina School of Law, and former U.S. Attorney General industry for the growth of the people, not the growth of John D. Ashcroft, chairman of The Ashcroft Group, government.” He noted that the Hofstra Law Review is LLC — both contributors to the anniversary issues of the part of the discussion that makes freedom possible and journal — further endorsed the value of publications like that the quality of the conversation inspired by such pub- the Hofstra Law Review in providing an important forum lications is important. He closed by praising the noble for examining the legal issues of the day. work of the Hofstra Law Review in creating a culture of Gerhardt spoke about the extraordinary changes in long-term intergenerational support through its current members and alumni. H the law over the past 40 years that have shaped who 5 law.hofstra.edu