Hunter College President to Deliver Kate Stoneman Keynote

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Jennifer J. Raab, the president of Hunter College in New York City, will deliver the keynote speech at the 18th Annual Kate Stoneman Day, to be held March 21, 2012, at Albany Law School.

Jennifer J. Raab, the president of Hunter College in New York City, will deliver the keynote speech at the 18th Annual Kate Stoneman Day, to be held March 21, 2012, at Albany Law School. As the keynote speaker, Raab will also receive the law school’s Miriam M. Netter ‘72 Award.

Three other women will receive Kate Stoneman Awards at the event:

Hon. Elizabeth A. Garry ’90, State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division Third Judicial Department

Hon. Joan Kohout ’74, Monroe County Family Court

Lisa Codispoti ’95, posthumously, National Women’s Law Center

Crain’s New York Business named Raab as one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in New York” in 2009 and 2011, as well as one of the city’s “100 Most Influential Women in Business” in 2007. Prior to becoming president of Hunter in 2001, she served as chairman of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission and practiced law as a litigator with Cravath, Swaine & Moore and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. She earned her law degree at Harvard Law School.

For a full bio, visit http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/administration/president/biography-of-jennifer-j.-raab

The awards are presented in honor of Kate Stoneman, the first woman admitted to practice law in New York state and the first female graduate of Albany Law School in 1898. For more information on Kate Stoneman and Albany Law School’s annual Kate Stoneman Day, visit http://www.katestoneman.org.

Albany Law School is a small, independent private school in the heart of New York state’s capital since 1851. As the oldest law school in New York and the oldest independent law school in the nation, the institution offers students an innovative, rigorous curriculum taught by a committed faculty. Several nationally recognized programs—including the Government Law Center and the Albany Law Clinic & Justice Center—provide opportunities for students to apply classroom learning. Students have access to New York's highest court, federal courts, the executive branch and the state legislature. With more than 9,000 alumni practicing in every state in the country, and several continents, Albany Law’s graduates are a close-knit community and an extraordinary resource for the law school and its students.

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