• The law firm, Barclay Damon recently announced that Steve Blow ’76, of counsel, has joined the firm. An attorney with nearly 40 years of legal experience, Blow will work out of the firm’s Albany and Syracuse offices.

  • Cora Alsante ’85 has recently been selected by Hancock Estabrook, LLP, for inclusion in “Upstate New York Super Lawyers” for 2018.

  • Christine Jochim ’03 has been promoted to counsel by Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck Law Firm. Based in Denver, Jochim will leave her position as member of the firm’s Energy & Natural Resources Department to assume the role.

  • Jessica Cox ’10 joined Williams Kastner law firm as an associate in their Seattle office. She is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation and Labor and Employment practice groups.

  • Last weekend (Nov. 4-6) Hamilton Mock Trial debuted its two teams and six of seven new members at Haverford College’s “Black Squirrel Invitational.”

  • During her time at Hamilton, Annie Sher ’18 has developed a strong interest in public interest law and advocacy. Last summer, she interned in the legal department at Sanctuary for Families, a nonprofit service provider for victims of gender violence. “While looking for an internship this year I knew I wanted to remain in the legal sphere. I focused my search on various types of organizations that provide pro-bono legal services,” said Sher.

  • In January, after encouragement from a friend, Sarah Robertson ’19 joined the Hamilton College Real Estate Club, and discovered her interest in the mechanics of buying and selling properties. She is interning at Wexler and Kaufman, PLLC, which specializes in representing buyers and sellers in commercial and residential real estate transactions, the precise field Robertson hoped to investigate this summer.

  • On Feb. 3rd to 5th Hamilton Mock Trial competed in the Regional American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) tournament at Pennsylvania State University. This was the first of three AMTA elimination tournaments that aim to bring together the best teams from all around the country. Hamilton placed third out of 24 teams, earning it a spot to the next AMTA tournament, Opening Round Championship Series (ORCS) in Lancaster, Pa., March 17-19.

  • Few would argue with the assertion that racism unfortunately persists in America. However, some do contest the prevalence of racism in the criminal justice system. Syracuse University Law School Professor Paula Johnson shed some light on the issue in a lecture on Nov. 10. She explained that we see and experience racism not only when police officers use excessive and unjustified force against black individuals, but we see it also in the lack of accountability for these assaults and killings. Johnson traces this pattern of ignoring racist killings to the death of Emmett Till in 1955, whose killers were acquitted of all charges.

  • James Kennedy Jr. ’85 was appointed to succeed William Hochul Jr. as acting U.S. Attorney.


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