New Student Editors at the ACTEC Law Journal
The Student Editorial Board at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University is proud to announce the election of Suzanne Hassani as the student Editor-in-Chief of Volume 46 of the ACTEC Law Journal. Each year, the student Editor-in-Chief is elected by a majority vote of the Journal’s student staff.
Suzanne is pursuing her law degree with a Corporate Compliance Concentration. She is originally from Long Island and came to Hofstra with nearly a decade-worth of work experience in a variety of industries, including work in the software, startup, and banking industries. She was a Legal Writing, Analysis and Research Teaching Assistant and a Law, Logic and Technology Lab Research Assistant during her 2L year and is currently working for Good Egg, LLC in the compliance department. In 2019, Suzanne was published in the New York Law Journal for a co-written piece that addresses various privacy laws titled “The GPDR: An Update and a Hope.” Suzanne is a 2010 graduate of SUNY Stony Brook University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology.
In addition to the returning Editorial Staff, nineteen new staff members have been selected from Hofstra’s rising second and third year classes to serve as associate staff editors. Despite logistical challenges facing higher education in the wake of Covid-19, the Journal staff has already started work on the first issue of Volume 46 and is on target for timely publication. Precautions are being taken to ensure the health and safely of all our Journal staff, some of whom will be working and attending classes entirely remotely this semester. We are fortunate to be equipped with robust online resources and support to ensure that everyone will be able to collaborate during the editorial process despite physical distance between the staff. Our annual orientation for new members was held over Zoom in early August. Everyone on staff is looking forward to a productive, if different, year ahead.
The fall semester of 2020 marks the beginning of the eleventh year of Hofstra’s relationship with the ACTEC Law Journal. Student editors are overseen by Ashleigh Gough, Special Professor of Law at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, and the Coordinating Editor of the ACTEC Law Journal. Rounding out the team are Professor Alyssa DiRusso (Samford University Cumberland School of Law) as Editor; Professor Naomi Cahn (George Washington University Law School) as Associate Editor, and Professor Mitchell Gans (Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University) as Academic Editor.
Latest ACTEC Trust and Estate Talk Podcasts
What You Need to Know About Authenticating Cross-Border Documents and the Importance of Electronic Apostilles (e-APP)
International estate planning experts explain ACTEC’s support of electronic apostilles, e-APPs, and the importance of apostilles to the trusts and estates practice.
Planning for retirement benefits under the SECURE Act is complicated. Hear the top ten recommendations from a trust and estate expert when planning distributions.