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