Puerto Rican Bar Association (PRBA) Scholarship: Apply by September 15, 2017.

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THE PRBA SCHOLARSHIP FUND APPLICATION, to learn more about this scholarship for law students, visit:  www.prbasf.org   

NEW DEADLINE:  SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 

(EXTENDED FROM: JULY 31, 2017)

For complete application materials (9 pages) click on link:  2017 NEW Amended Scholarship Application – Deadline 9-15-17.pdf

The Puerto Rican Bar Association Scholarship Fund, Inc. (“Scholarship Fund”) is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship. The Scholarship Fund was established to promote diversity within the legal profession by providing scholarships to students of Puerto Rican and Latino descent attending ABA-accredited law schools in New York State. Applicants must be enrolled during the 2017-2018 academic year.

For the first time the Puerto Rican Bar Association will be awarding legacy scholarships in celebration of its 2017 Puerto Rican Bar Association Diamond Jubilee. Each scholarship recipient will receive Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) yearly until graduation. The scholar will receive Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) per semester. To receive the award, the scholarship recipient must remain in good standing and enrolled full time at an accredited American Bar Association Law School in New York state.

Fall 2017 Jobs: $1,800/semester stipend working in Albany Law firms! Apply by August 10.

REMINDER…
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR FALL 2017 ACBA DIVERSITY INTERNSHIPS
is Thursday August 10, 2017.

Review and apply online through AlbanyLaw Link, under the “Jobs (non-OCR)” tab – Job ID # 22238.  Local Internship Program Highlights:

  • Paid, semester long internship ($1,800 stipend)
  • Internships open to 2Ls and 3Ls (Albany Law School students)
  • Meaningful work experience with assignments equivalent to a junior associate’s actual work situation
  • Supervised by a partner or senior attorney
  • 10 week commitment during Fall semester (100 hours; minimum of 10 hours per week)
  • Many past interns have subsequently obtained full-time law firm employment and now are members of the Albany County Bar.

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Diversity Opportunities! Upcoming deadlines for Fall ’17 & Summer ’18 jobs

Throughout the year, various Diversity opportunities are posted online in ALBANYLAW LINK.  To search for these opportunities, log into your account and select the “JOBS (Non-OCR)” tab. Next, click on “Advanced Search” and scroll down to find the “Position Type” field. Click on “Diversity Opportunities” and then select “Search” to find all of the opportunities with this designation. You can also search by the Job ID # in the search field at the top of the page. Review each posting carefully for eligibility, required application materials and process and due dates.  Note registration fees for some national career fairs and events.

NOTE: 2L: Class of 2019 and 3L: Class of 2018

Please reach out to your assigned career counselor in Albany Law School’s Career & Professional Development Center if you have any questions or are seeking  assistance with your job search.  

Diversity Internships, Career Fairs and Scholarships:  

2L Summer 2018 Associate and Diversity Scholarship (2L) 22164 Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC – Diversity Scholarship Program 7/31/17

2018 Summer Associate (2L)

22171 Helsell Fetterman LLP (Seattle, WA) 8/7/17
ACBA Fall 2017 Diversity Internship (2L & 3L) 22238 Albany County Bar Association (ACBA) (Albany, NY) 8/10/17
Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity Scholarship (2L) 22050 Ropes & Gray LLP (Boston, MA) 8/31/17
Vinson & Elkins Diversity Fellowship (2L) 22244

Vinson & Elkins

8/31/17

 

2017 Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair: August 2-4, 2017 (1L, 2L, 3L & recent grads) 21409 Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair – National LGBT Bar Association (Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, CA) 7/19/17

Albany Law School celebrates its 166th Commencement.

For Albany Law School’s Class of 2017, it was a day of inspiration and celebration.
166th Commencement: Photos | Video 
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/albanylaw/34005997984/in/album-72157684184038765/

Before crossing the stage Friday, May 19 at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., approximately 110 graduates heard from keynote speaker David McCraw ’92, vice president and deputy general counsel for the New York Times.
Albany Law School's 166th Commencement

“Being a graduate of Albany Law School means … being the kind of lawyer people count on,” said McCraw, who serves as the Times’ top newsroom lawyer and is among the nation’s most prolific litigators of freedom-of-information cases. “I have always prided myself on being that kind of lawyer, an Albany lawyer—a lawyer who shows up, who keeps trying, who wakes up the next morning trying to figure out why whatever he did yesterday didn’t work and what he can do today to make it a happen. That was something I learned at Albany Law School.”
Albany Law School's 166th Commencement

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Albany Law School: Diversity and Inclusion Newsletter, Issue 1

Published by members of the Law School’s Faculty Diversity Committee.
Website:
http://www.albanylaw.edu/diversity 

Remembering: A Pioneering Judge – The Honorable Sheila Abdus-Salaam

~The Albany Law School community is saddened by the loss of  Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam. She was a tremendous judge, a wonderful person, and a friend to the law school. Along with frequent visits to our campus, she received an Honorary Degree from Albany Law School at our 163rd Commencement in 2014. Continue reading

Roundup: Albany Law School in the News, First week of April 2017

The big news this week was Justice Sotomayor’s visit to campus.

President & Dean Ouellette’s op-ed “Funding legal services for the poor benefits all of society” was published by the Times Union. (Paywall – see text below.)   

Professor Bonventre spoke with KJZZ radio in Phoenix about the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Neil Gorsuch. (Airing today, Friday, sometime between noon-2 p.m.)

Professors Bonventre and Gottlieb discussed the Supreme Court and Judge Gorsuch on WAMC’s “Vox Pop.”   Continue reading

Dominican Bar Association Women’s Committee: “A Conversation with Latinas in Government” May 3rd @ 6pm, NYC Office of Chadbourne & Parke, LLP

 

Dominican Bar Association Women’s Committee: A Conversation with Latinas in Government
Wednesday, May 3;
Time: 6pm – 8:30pm
Location: Law Offices of Chadbourne & Parke LLP
1301 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY

Please join The Dominican Bar Association Women’s Committee: Las Mariposas for the next Let’s Chat series event: A Conversation with Latinas in Government.   Speakers include: Laura Acosta, Deputy Chief of Staff at New York City Public Advocate; Vilda Vera Mayuga, Chairperson, New York State Industrial Board of Appeals; Lilliam A. Perez, Senior Advisor/Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, Office of New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman; and Julisaa Reynoso, Partner, Chadbourne & Parke LLP, Former United States Ambassador to Uruguay.

You can RSVP here.

 

Save the Date: The Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Distinguished Lecture on Women and the Law, May 8th @ NYCBA

 Save the Date: The Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Distinguished Lecture on Women and the Law
Monday, May 8;  6:00-8:30pm; NYC Bar Association
$100 Members | $50 Government/Nonprofit Members | $175 Non Members | $125 Government/Nonprofit Non Members

Please join us as Patricia Bell-Scott, Author and Professor Emerita of Women’s Studies and Human Development and Family Science, University of Georgia delivers the Annual Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Distinguished Lecture on Women and the Law.

Welcome by: John S. Kiernan, President, New York City Bar

Introduction by: Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court of the United States

All requests for cancellations & refunds must be received no later than May 1, 2017. Registration is necessary. For more information please contact ginsburglecture@nycbar.org.

For more information, please click here: http://bit.ly/2mZaaBi