LSAC’s 2014 LGBT survey results: Albany Law School

Every other year, Law School Admission Council (LSAC) surveys its member law schools to update information of importance to LGBT applicants.
To learn more about support services available at Albany Law click HERE  to see our 2014 survey results.

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Upcoming Diversity Job Fairs

To learn more about upcoming state and national Diversity Job Fairs: Click HERE

Apply by Sept. 26: Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program – (6) $10,000 Scholarships

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The Pride Center of the Capital Region: Resources and Support

Greetings! from the Pride Center of the Capital Region!  – Contact this great organization with office less than 1 mile from Albany Law School.
Networking Events:
LGBT Equality Maps & Legislation, Click HERE
Recommended reading: Click HERE 

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Save the Date: Latino Justice PRLDEF Annual Gala, Nov. 5, 2014

Dignity, Equality and Security
Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
Latino Justice PRLDEF Annual Gala
Hilton New York- Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019

Honorees include: Ricardo Anzaldua, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of MetLife, and American Express, represented by Paul Fabara, Executive Vice President, Global Credit Administration.

To purchase tickets or sponsor a table contact, Phone: 212-739-7585

Attention 2Ls: Milbank Tweed Diversity Scholarship, Apply by Aug. 15

Milbank Diversity Scholarship
~Members of the Class of 2016 are encouraged to apply.   

Milbank Diversity Scholars receive a $25,000 scholarship and a salaried summer associate position in one of the firm’s domestic offices.  Factors considered in the selection of Milbank Diversity Scholars include academic achievement, demonstrated leadership ability, excellent writing and interpersonal skills, and a sincere interest in our practice. To be named a Milbank Diversity Scholar, candidates must be in good standing at an ABA accredited law school and have successfully completed their first year of a full-time JD program. Students who are members of groups traditionally under-represented at large law firms are encouraged to apply.

What is the application deadline and what information must be submitted?

Applications must be received between June 1st and August 15th. Interested students must submit a current resume, law school transcript and essay via our on-line application system by clicking here.

Read the FAQs for more information on the Diversity Scholars Program.

Professor Michael Hutter Wins Case for 9/11 Volunteer

Albany Law School‘s Professor Michael Hutter successfully argued on behalf of a 9/11 volunteer, with the potential to impact many other volunteers, in the Matter of Hazan before the Appellate Division, Third Department, resulting in a unanimous decision last week that could expand the availability of medical compensation for more volunteers who rushed to help during the crisis.

Previously, many volunteers who helped at the World Trade Center were not covered if they were not “serving under the direction of an authorized rescue entity or volunteer agency.” Professor Hutter took on the case pro bono through the New York State Bar Association’s Pro Bono Appeals Program for the Third Department.  The ruling was featured in a front-page article by the New York Law Journal.   “This is the first time that an appeals court has come forward with a decision on this issue,” said Professor Hutter in the New York Law Journal. “I suspect that a lot of people may have decided to not pursue a claim because they could not show that they worked for a sponsoring agency. Clearly, there are a lot of people who are going to be impacted by this.”