The Honorable Loretta A. Preska ’70 during the 2017 Jurist in Residence lecture.
The 2023 Jurist in Residence discussion, “Why Separation of Power Matters,” will take place on Thursday, November 2, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Thelma P. Lally School of Education.
- The Honorable Loretta A. Preska `70, Senior U.S. District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- Cinnamon P. Carlarne, Esq., President and Dean of Albany Law School
- Timothy E. Corriston, Esq., Managing Partner, Connell Foley Law Firm
- Matthew Glassman, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Government Affairs Institute, Georgetown University
- Danielle D. May, Esq., Associate Counsel, New York State Department of Corrections & Community Supervision
- Rex Smith, Former editor of the Times Union and The (Troy) Record and host of The Media Project on Northeast Public Radio
The discussion will focus on recent and upcoming Supreme Court cases involving separation of powers, such as student loan forgiveness, power generation, and wetlands protection.
Attendance is free and open to the public. The College’s Thelma P. Lally School of Education is located at 1009 Madison Avenue in Albany. Online registration for the event is required.
Preska was appointed to the bench by President George H.W. Bush in 1992. She was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit by President George W. Bush in 2008. Preska served as Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York from 2009 through May 2016. She assumed senior status with the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in 2017.
The Jurist in Residence program is now in its eleventh year. An endowment in Preska’s name, created when her former clerks wanted to honor her 20th anniversary as a federal judge, provides funding for the Hon. Loretta A. Preska ’70 Mock Trial Team at Saint Rose and the jurist program. The Honorable Loretta A. Preska ’70 Mock Trial Courtroom, located in Albertus Hall, Room 103, was dedicated in 2018 and serves as the site of mock trial team practices and competitions.