February is Black History Month – Local/National Events

2016 NYS Black History Month Observance

First local event will be held on:
Tuesday, February 02, 2016, Venue: Empire State Plaza
Address: Empire State Plaza, Downtown Albany

  • Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Admission: FREE
  • Contact: Ms. Sara Hill; Phone:518-473-4143; Send Email

Please join us for a panel discussion exploring the works of Plaza Art Collection artists Al Loving, Jr., William T. Williams, and selections from New York State’s Harlem Art Collection (which will be on view on the North Concourse through February 29th). Harlem Collection artists include Kay Brown, Joseph Delaney, Palmer Hayden, Howardena Pindell and Hale Woodruff.

University at Albany celebrates Black History Month, Upcoming Events, Click HERE

2016 Theme for Black History Month, Click HERE

The National Black Lawyers Association, Click HERE

For a List of African-American Inventors and Scientists, Click HERE

Summer 2016 LSAC Diversity Initiatives Internship (Stipend & Summer Housing provided)

Attention: 1L & 2L Albany Law School students:
We are pleased to announce that LSAC are accepting applications for the 2016 LSAC Diversity Initiatives Summer Internship. This is a great opportunity for a current law student to gain exposure to legal education and to gain a deeper understanding of LSAC’s diversity initiatives.  Please read the application submission requirements and follow the directions carefully.  Due to the high volume of applications we receive, incomplete and improperly submitted applications will not be considered.  Previous LSAC Diversity Initiatives interns have gone on to establish outstanding careers in private and public interest law, government, and higher education.  Attached is the position announcement along with the LSAC Non-Discrimination Policy.
For your convenience, please find the link to the PDF HERE:

This position will be based at LSAC headquarters in Newtown, PA (approximately 40 miles from Philadelphia International Airport). The duration of the position is between 10 and 12 weeks. Housing will be provided during Summer 2016.  After a group of finalists are selected, video interviews will be conducted, and a final decision is anticipated by mid-March, 2016.  If you have any questions about the position, please contact:
Yusuf Abdul-Kareem, Assistant Director for Diversity Initiatives, Yabdul-kareem@LSAC.org

Albany Law Community Day, Saturday, February 20th!

On Saturday, February 20th, from 9:00am – 12:00pm members of Albany Law School’s staff, students, faculty and alumni community are invited to volunteer at the Northeastern Regional Food Bank in Latham. It will be a wonderful opportunity to give back to the community we know and love.   If interested, please RSVP HERE or email at bmcna@albanylaw.edu

Note: Given the area and responsibilities, all volunteers must be over the age of 18.

Weekly roundup: Albany Law School in the News

From: Albany Law School’s Office of Communications & Marketing

This week, Albany Law announced that NYS Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, leader of the Senate Democratic Conference, will deliver the 22nd Annual Kate Stoneman Day keynote address. Read about it on our website.

The National Jurist published the article “Albany law students can take masters classes in history, criminal justice.”

Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Information Systems Antony Haynes was featured in the New York Law Journal’s “On the Move” section.

​​Professor Brescia‘s column, “Legal Tech: Rise of the Machines, or the Phantom Menace?” appeared in The Huffington Post.

Professor Gottlieb‘s commentary, “For Whom the Bell Tolls amid the Refugee Crisis,” was heard on WAMC’s Northeast Report.





End -of-Life Care: Three Thursdays in February 2016

4 to 6 p.m. – Dean Alexander Moot Courtroom
Registration is free but required.
To register, email Amy Gunnells at agunn@albanylaw.edu.

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Conference Sponso​​rs:

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Albany Law School

Health Law Society

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Albany Law School Institute of Legal Studies has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an accredited provider of Continuing Legal Education in the State of New York. For financial hardship guidelines, please call the Institute of Legal Studies at (518) 472-5888.

Special Needs Information: Should you have special needs due to a disability, please contact Albany law School’s Institute of Legal Studies at (518) 472-5888 at least a week prior to the course to discuss your requirements.

Note: New York State Continuing Legal Education Board regulations state that attendees may no longer receive partial credit if they arrive after a session has begun. Please allow enough time to arrive prior to the beginning of the course so that we are not precluded from awarding you Continuing Legal Education credit.

Albany Law School event: Immigrant Children & Family Courts in NYS – Wed. Jan. 20th, 5pm

Immigrant Children & Family Courts in New York State: Challenges and Avenues for Relief

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
5:00pm – 8:00pm
Albany Law School, 80 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208
Location: Matthew Bender Classroom (Room 425) – 1928 Building
To Register, please click here:




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