Center for the Study of Government and Politics
15th Annual Pre-Law Mentor Event
April 9, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Sarazen Student Union, 243
The Pre-Law Mentor Event is a wonderful opportunity for any Siena Student regardless of the major, to get first-hand knowledge about entering law school, a possible career in the legal profession, and beyond. If you think you have an interest in pursuing a career in any type of legal environment, this is the event for you.
Attending this event will be alumni from all avenues of law. These mentors can give you valuable insight on law, what to prepare for, what their journey was like, and answer any other general questions you may have regarding pursuing a legal career. Our alumni are top notch in their fields, ranging from Judges, to attorneys, to public officials, and more. The Siena alumni who attend this event are doing so on a voluntary basis to assist you with your future careers. Come and take advantage of this one of a kind mentoring event. Who knows, you could make a life long friend, gain valuable knowledge, and get your foot in the door to an exciting career in the legal profession. Anything is possible! Professional/Business type attire required. Buffet and Beverages will be served.
An Introduction to Intellectual Propery Law
On Friday, February 28th Siena College hosted Christine Sgarlata Chung, J.D. an Associate Professor of Law at Albany Law School. The Talk was sponsored by The School of Science, The Center for the Study of Government and Politics, The Pre-Law Program, and the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. We would like to thank Professor Chung and everyone that was responsible for the organization of the event.
A Message from Dr. Len Cutler, Director
In the Fall semester of 2004, the Center for the Study of Government and Politics of Siena College was established as a program of Academic Excellence. Its principal focus is citizen education, toward the goal of encouraging greater student interest and participation in government and politics.
The Center is governed by a collaborative Board comprised of members of the Department of Political Science, the Political Science Society, and the Siena Research Institute (SRI), our nationally recognized public opinion research center.
The Center serves as a resource of information, a facilitator for promoting ideas and examining government, a catalyst for student directed and generated research on government issues, and a disseminator of program outcomes through presentation of journal articles, news releases, interviews, seminars, conferences and workshops.
In our pilot year, the Center hosted former state Comptroller and gubernatorial candidate Hon. H. Carl McCall; it convened a series of panel discussions with state and local politicians on electoral politics; and it sponsored the First Woman President Symposium.
In 2005, the Center sponsored a panel discussion on the USA PATRIOT ACT in celebration of Constitution Day; cosponsored the Congress to Campus program in the Fall semester; sponsored Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Tanya Melich; and organized the First Woman President Symposium, Phase II, the Campaign.
In Fall 2006, the Center sponsored a presentation by Professor Paul Finkelman of the Albany Law School in celebration of Constitution Day. The topic of the presentation was "Making a Covenant with Death: Understanding the Pro-Slavery Constitution." In the spring 2007 semester, the Center organized the "Road to the White House Colloquium" with Professor Stephen Wayne from Georgetown University as the main speaker.
The Siena College Center for the Study of Government and Politics is a living laboratory of government and politics for engaging our students in civic literacy and we are delighted to provide these informational links to you for more detailed descriptions about our programs and activities.
For further details contact:
Dr. Leonard Cutler
Director and Professor of Political Science
515 Loudon Road
Loudonville, NY 12211