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Alumni Association to Honor Emeritus Professor Alfred Blumrosen, Associate Dean Karen Fromkes at April 25 Reception

April 10, 2013 – 

The Rutgers School of Law–Newark Alumni Association will present 2013 Distinguished Service Awards to Emeritus Professor Alfred W. Blumrosen and Associate Dean Karen Fromkes at a reception on Thursday, April 25, 2013. The event will take place from 6 – 8 pm at Kilkenny Alehouse, 27 Central Avenue, Newark. 

All alumni, faculty, staff, and graduating students are invited. Pre-registration is required.

A complimentary drink ticket will be provided. The reception will also feature speed networking (not mandatory) during which participants will have a chance to network with four people in 20 minutes.

Professor Blumrosen taught at Rutgers Law School from 1955 to 2002, specializing in labor and employment law. Besides being a loved and respected professor, Professor Blumrosen was a consultant to the New Jersey Civil Rights Commission; assisted in organizing the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; was counsel to the NAACP in landmark cases; and wrote the books Modern Law: The Law Transmission System and Equal Employment Opportunity and Black Employment and the Law, as well as numerous law review articles, some of which have been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court. Since his retirement, he has continued to be a presence at the law school, publishing an article, titled “Restoring the Congressional Duty to Declare War,” with his son Steven in Rutgers Law Review, Vol. 63.

Karen Fromkes, Associate Dean of Operations and Technology, played a vital role in keeping the law school running in the face of superstorm Sandy. Despite electricity shortages and transportation shutdowns, she made it possible for faculty, staff and students to stay connected to the school, continue classes, and complete exams. Her work is infinitely vital to the life of the law school.