April 22nd event @ 4pm: Ravitch Addresses Fiscal Challenges at 2014 Crawford Lecture

Former Lt. Gov. Ravitch to Address Fiscal Challenges Facing Local Governments
Former New York State Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch will deliver a talk on “The Fiscal Challenges Facing Local Governments” for the 2014 Edwin L. Crawford Memorial Lecture on Municipal Law, to be held at Albany Law School on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at 4:00 p.m.
The event, hosted by the law school’s Government Law Center (GLC), will also include a book signing for Ravitch’s new book, So Much to Do: A Full Life of Business, Politics, and Confronting Fiscal Crises.
Ravitch, an attorney who served as the state’s 75th lieutenant governor from 2009 to 2010, has served as chair of the New York State Urban Development Corporation, HRH Construction Corporation, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Bowery Savings Bank. He has also served as co-chair of the Task Force on the State Budget Crisis, which analyzed the fiscal sustainability of six states, including New York.

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Leadership Council on Inclusion- Panel Discussion at Excelsior College on April17th

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Congratulations! to the newly elected Board of the Albany Law Review

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Apply by June 10: Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship ($10,000 and a Summer 2015 Associate position)

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Application Now Available!  Members of the Class of 2016 are eligible to apply.
Application deadline is June 10, 2014.

Baker Donelson is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us are understood, respected, appreciated, and recognized as sources of strength of the Firm. These qualities enrich the environment in which we work. With this in mind, Baker Donelson will again award three scholarships to diverse law students who will complete their first year of law school by June 2014. Recipients will be awarded a six-week, salaried 2L Summer Associate position for the summer of 2015 in one of four Firm’s offices.  Additionally, each recipient will be awarded $10,000 which will be paid prior to the student’s third year of law school to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses.    For complete eligibility criteria, instructions, and to apply for the Scholarship Program please visit: here
If you have questions, please contact Ms. Helen Beasley at hbeasley@bakerdonelson.com or by phone (205)328.0480.
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2014 Vagina Monologues – at SUNY Albany (April 10, 11 and 12)

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Albany Law School announces the Initiation of a New Concentration in Equine, Racing & Gaming Law

In response to a growing demand for qualified attorneys to work in the nation’s $225-billion equine, racing and gaming industries, and with several casinos in development stage across New York state, Albany Law School recently announced that it will offer a concentration in equine, racing and gaming law — the only one of its kind in the nation — starting September 2014 for the incoming class of 2017.

Offered through The Saratoga Institute for Equine, Racing, and Gaming Law — the new institute within Albany Law School’s Government Law Center — the concentration will encompass expanded courses on equine law, racing regulations and gaming industry law, which will be added to a pre-existing business concentration that offers such courses as administrative, insurance, employment and tax law.

“Throughout New York and beyond, there is currently and will be an unmet need for attorneys trained in the legal and regulatory infrastructure of the equine, racing and gaming industries,” said Albany Law School President & Dean Penelope (Penny) Andrews. “Currently, no U.S. law school offers a comprehensive program in law relating to these industries.”

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An Invitation to Albany Law’s Multicultural Cabaret on April 3rd

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