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 Selected Recent Guest Speakers, 2012-2013 DISTINGUISHED LECTURES Howard and Iris Kaplan Memorial Lecture Hon. Denny Chin, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Philip J. Shapiro Endowed International Visiting Scholar Lecture Thomas R. Graham, Member, World Trade Organization Appellate Body European-American Consortium for Legal Education Visiting Scholar Lecture Hon. Luc Lavrysen, Professor of Law, Ghent University, and Judge, Constitutional Court of Belgium Distinguished Visiting Scholar-in-Residence Lecture Roberta Romano, Sterling Professor of Law and Director, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law, Yale Law School Sidney and Walter Siben Distinguished Professorship Lecture in Family Law Carol Sanger, Barbara Aronstein Black Professor of Law, Columbia Law School BREAKFASTS WITH THE DEAN Risco Mention-Lewis ’93, Deputy Police Commissioner, Suffolk County Richard A. Small ’80, Vice President, Enterprise-wide Anti-Money Laundering, AntiCorruption and Sanctions Risk Management, American Express Steven C. Witkoff ’83, Chairman and CEO, The Witkoff Group Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal Marks 30th Anniversary CURRENT AND FORMER MEMBERS of the Hofstra Labor & Employment Relations Board, addressed the work that he and his colleagues on the NLRB have been engaged in since he joined the board in 2010, including recent cases involving employers’ social media policies and whether they tend to chill employees’ rights under the National Labor Relations Act. David B. Feldman ’82, partner at Moses & Singer LLP and the journal’s founding editor-in-chief, spoke about the late Dean Eric J. Schmertz, praising his tireless work to turn the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal into a reality. (On March 24, 2011, Schmertz was presented post humously with the journal’s Samuel M. Kaynard Award for Excellence by Feldman.) H Law Journal celebrated the 30th anniversary of the journal’s founding on February 7. The event, held at Dechert LLP, was hosted by Andrew L. Oringer ’84, partner and co-chair of Dechert’s ERISA and Executive Compensation Group. “Seeing so many people who are interested in labor and employment law — former editors-in-chief and current journal members — together in one place really shows how much the journal has accomplished over the last 30 years,” said Joshua Seidman, the journal’s volume 30 symposium editor. Honored guest Mark Gaston Pearce, chairman of the National Labor Hofstra Law Report • SPRING 2013 6