Influence of Dutch Law During Colonial Era is Focus of DCC Lecture

September 3, 2013 – Retired Judge Albert Rosenblatt and his wife, Dr. Julia Rosenblatt, who edited the book “Opening Statements: Law, Jurisprudence, and the Legacy of Dutch New York,” will deliver a lecture with the same title at Dutchess Community College on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in the James and Betty Hall Theatre. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will mark Constitution Day.

The talk will focus on Dutch law during the colonial period in New York state, its translation within the British legal system and its influence on modern-day law in the state.

Albert Rosenblatt is a retired judge of the New York Court of Appeals and professor of law at New York University. He also is president of the Historical Society of the New York Courts and co-authored “The Judges of the New York Court of Appeals: A Biographical History.” Julia Rosenblatt is the co-author of “Dining with Sherlock Holmes: A Baker Street Cookbook” and, along with her husband, “Historic Courthouses of the State of New York.”

Constitution Day celebrates the September 17, 1787 ratification of the Constitution.

The lecture is sponsored by the DCC Department of History, Government and Economics and the Office of Academic Affairs. For more information, contact Dr. Werner Steger at (845) 431-8512.