Saturday, September 1, 2012

center staff draft 2012

Vincent Martin Bonventre teaches, comments and advises on courts, judges, and various areas of public law. His particular focus is on the judicial process, civil rights and liberties, criminal law, state constitutional adjudication, the Supreme Court, and the New York Court of Appeals.  He has authored numerous works on these subjects. He is the author of the blog New York Court Watcher.
Dr. Bonventre clerked for Judges Matthew J. Jasen and Stewart F. Hancock, Jr. of the New York Court of Appeals. Between those clerkships, he was selected by Chief Justice Warren Burger to serve as a Supreme Court Judicial Fellow. Previously, he served two tours in the U.S. Army—one in military intelligence and one as trial counsel in the JAG Corps.
He joined the Albany Law School faculty in 1990. He has taught as a visitor at Syracuse University College of Law and the Maxwell School of Public Affairs. While completing his Ph.D. at the University of Virginia, he taught courses in the judicial process and civil rights and liberty. He is the founder and Editor of State Constitutional Commentary (an annual publication of the Albany Law Review devoted to adjudication in state high courts) and Director of the Center for Judicial Process.

Editorial Board 2012-13
Executive Director
Michelle Mallette is a third-year student at Albany Law School. She earned a Bachelor's Degree from the United States Military Academy with a major in Law and a minor in Systems Engineering. Prior to law school, she worked for Procter & Gamble as a Marketing Purchases Manager and Technical Engineer. During law school, she worked as a legal intern at the Third Judicial Department Town & Village Courts, and the NYS Appellate Division, Third Department, and as a summer associate at Couch White, LLP. Currently, Micky serves as the Executive Editor for State Constitutional Commentary for the Albany Law Review.

Executive Editor
Andrea Long is a third-year student at Albany Law School. She graduated magna cum laude from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, majoring in Music Business and Voice. A Dean's Scholarship recipient, Andrea is a Senior Editor on the Albany Law Review, served as Project Director of the Education Pro Bono Project, and works year-round as a law clerk in the Office of General Counsel of New York State United Teachers. She was both the winner and Best Oral Advocate of the 2011 Domenick L. Gabrielli Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Competition and competed in the national William B. Spong, Jr. Invitational Moot Court Tournament. Andrea is also a Fall 2012 legal intern in the Domestic Violence Prosecution Hybrid Clinic at the Albany Law School Clinic & Justice Center. 

Senior Editors
Grace Atwater is a second-year student at Albany Law School. She is originally from the Buffalo area. She received a Bachelor’s Degree from DePauw University in Greencastle, IN with a major in History and a minor in Latin American & Caribbean Studies. Grace traveled abroad to the Philippines and El Salvador where she developed an interest in human rights law. She is currently a research assistant at the Government Law Center at Albany Law School and hopes to eventually work in the international legal community.

Kristen Boyert is a second- year law student originally from Atheron, California. She created a business methods patent before entering college which inspired her pursuit in the law. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in the Classics from the University of Southern California, and while there she participated in the International Scholar Laureate Program on Diplomacy two consecutive summers; one in China and the other in Eastern Europe. After graduating she interned with the Office of the Tribal Attorney for the Hoopa Valley Tribe which allowed her to sit for the Hoopa Valley Tribal bar, and is now a bar member and spokesperson for the tribe. She also interned with the United States Navy Judge Advocate General Corps in Mayport, Florida and with the Albany County Public Defender’s office in Albany, New York.

Mackenzie Keane is a second-year student at Albany Law School. Originally from Albany, N.Y., she graduated magna cum laude the State University of New York at Buffalo with a Bachelor's Degree in English. In college, she spent a summer studying abroad in Spain. She has interned with the Albany County District Attorney's Office and Governor Cuomo's Office of General Counsel. She enjoys traveling, skiing and reading.

Craig Mackey is a second-year law student at Albany Law School. Craig was born in Schenectady and raised in the Capital region. He attended four different undergraduate institutions, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from University at Albany in 2008, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. After graduating from University at Albany, Craig spent two years working for a local non-profit before being accepted to Albany Law School. Craig is working as a Legal Intern for the New York State Inspector General’s Office in the Summer of 2011, and is a prospective member of the Albany Government Law Review. Outside of Law School, Craig is an accomplished guitarist, and enjoys researching political issues, having impolite discussions about religion and philosophy, reading the works of dead poets, and being a Music Geek.

Editorial Board 2011-12
Executive Directors: Lindsey Overton, Matthew Petrosino
Associate DirectorsMadeline Moore, Katie Van AukenSenior EditorsDario Arezzo, Richard Caister, Molly Casey, Joy A. David, Danielle Levine, Nikki Nielson, Michael J. Parsa, Melissa Perry, Eric Ross, Christina Shifton, Shawn Smith, Bronson Stephens.

Center Staff 2011 - 2012

Editorial Board 2010-11
Executive Directors
Roslyn F. Martorano, Christopher Stevens
Center Staff 2010 - 2011