College of Law to Welcome Preet Bharara as 2018 Commencement Speaker

Syracuse University College of Law Dean Craig M. Boise has announced that Preet Bharara, former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, will be the speaker at the Commencement of the Class of 2018 on May 11, 2018, at 11 a.m. in the Carrier Dome, Syracuse University ...

Corri Zoli Discusses North Korea Talks with CNY Central

Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism Director of Research Corri Zoli spoke to Syracuse-area channels 3/5 on March 9, 2018, about the overtures between the United States and North Korea on the subject of nuclear weapons. Zoli called them “interesting developments” that we should approach with a “healthy dose of skepticism” given North Korea’s broken promises in the past ...

Gassing International Law

(Re-published from The Jurist | Nov. 6, 2017) The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) should not ignore or walk away from the alleged use of any prohibited weapon, such as chemicals, as it signals it is permissible to violate the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and erodes international norms related to such weapons. Further, it signals that countries with deep ties to P5 (U.K., U.S., France, Russia, China) are outside the scope of UNSC authority, therefore creating a bigger issue of eroding the international authority of the UNSC and jeopardizing the foundation of international law ...

Kristen E. Smith Appointed as Corporation Counsel for the City of Syracuse

​Kristen E. Smith was appointed to Syracuse Corporation Counsel.

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The Value of Syracuse Law

What exactly comes with a Syracuse Law education? And why is it so valuable? Whether you’re an accepted student, prospective student, or currently just considering law school, you probably want those answers as hard cold facts. So we put together an infographic (and text file) that shows how the value adds up.

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Marnin J. Michaels

Marnin Michaels has been elected as part of the management team for the Zurich office of Baker &…

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Laurie Hobart

Assistant Teaching Professor

Professor Hobart received a B.A., summa cum laude, as a College Scholar from Cornell University’s College of Arts & Sciences; a J.D. from Harvard Law School; and an M.F.A. in fiction writing from Syracuse University. In law school, she served as an editor of two law journals and practiced criminal defense with the Harvard Criminal Justice Institute. Following law school, Professor Hobart…

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