Happy New Year! APALSA’s Chinese New Year Celebration, March 5th

Happy New Year!   2015 is the year of the SHEEP, to learn more Click HERE
Lucky Signs for Sheep: 
Lucky Numbers: 3, 4, 9;  Lucky Colors: green, red, purple;  Lucky Flowers: carnation, primrose, Alice flower; Lucky Directions: east, southeast, south

Albany Law School’s Chapter of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA) presents a belated Chinese New Year Celebration:
To be held on Thursday, March 5th, 2015
from 5:30PM to 7:00PM
in the East Wing Classroom (Albany Law School)
~Where activities will include: dining on Chinese Food, enjoying Refreshments, and watching a Movie.
Check below to see if you or a loved one was born in the year of the Sheep.  Continue reading

March is National Women’s History Month

Excerpt below was taken from: www.nwhp.org:

Each time a girl opens a book and reads a womanless history, she learns she is worth less.”  ~ Myra Pollack Sadker

For more information about Women’s History Month:  Click Here

“History helps us learn who we are, but when we don’t know our own history, our power and dreams are immediately diminished.

Multicultural American women are overlooked in most mainstream approaches to U.S. history, so the National Women’s History Project champions their accomplishments and leads the drive to write women back into history.  Recognizing the achievements of women in all facets of life – science, community, government, literature, art, sports, medicine – has a huge impact on the development of self-respect and new opportunities for girls and young women.

With an emphasis on positive role models and the importance of women from all backgrounds, the NWHP has developed a nationwide constituency of teachers, students, parents, public employees, businesses, organizations, and individuals who understand the critical link between knowing about historical women and making a positive difference in today’s world.”

Learn about our own first’s here at Albany Law School:
First Female Dean & President (2012 -15): Penelope Andrews
Current Dean (2014 – present): Alicia Ouellette, ’94
First Female graduate from Albany Law School:
Katherine Stoneman, ‘1898 – Learn more about her, Here

Invitation: Saturday, February 28, Selma 50th Anniversary Program, 1pm – 3pm

Saturday’s program on the Selma Anniversary at the Swyer Theater at the Empire State Plaza from 1 to 3pm. Keynote speakers, the Rev. Dr. Mark Morrison-Reed and Colia Liddell Lafayette Clark, will be joined by the Capital Region Youth Orchestra, Capital Region panelists, liturgical dancer and performers. There will be copies of Dr. Morrison-Reed’s  book, the Selma Awakening; how the Civil Rights Movement Tested and Changed Unitarian Universalism available for sale and signing. The program is FREE and should be interesting for all ages.

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If  you know of anyone locally who marched in 1965, please contact Dr. Paul Murray, Co-Director of the project so they can be recognized. Project number is  (518) 712-7009,and email albanyselma50@gmail.com.

Unless we learn the lesson of self-appreciation and practice it, we shall spend our lives imitating other people and deprecating ourselves. 
Aida Overton Walker




(4) 1L & 2L scholarships: Apply by March 20, 2015

Dear 1L and 2L students:
This Bar association has asked us to share a scholarship opportunity offer with you.  The Serbian Bar Association of America (SBAA) provides scholarships every year to persons of Serbian birth or ancestry and/or their spouses who are enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States.  The SBAA typically awards scholarships in the following amounts:

  •         Two  (2) $2,000 scholarships;
  •         One  (1) $1,000 scholarship; and
  •         One  (1) $500 scholarship.

The SBAA scholarship application is now available online at www.serbbar.org/scholarships.  The deadline to apply is March 20, 2015. Scholarships will be presented at the SBAA’s annual scholarship gala on April 18, 2015.   If you have questions, please contact: Mr. Marko Duric, Secretary, Serbian Bar Association of America, sbaa@serbbar.org

An Invitation: University at Albany’s 19th Annual Haitian Student Association Gala!

A Special invitation to Albany Law School Students:

​Greetings! from the 2014-2015 President of the HSA at University at Albany:   “My name is Christesla Duroska and I am the current president of the Haitian Student Association. It is with great excitement that I am writing you about our 19th annual gala. This year we are honored to be a 2nd time donor to the “To Love a Child Inc” and aid them in their efforts to build a school in Haiti. The information for the event is outlined below. There will be a save the date and flyer emailed to you guys indicating the alumni and faculty price. Unfortunately this year there will be no couples price, as we have new comptroller procedures, but nonetheless it is for a great cause! I look forward to seeing each and every one of you, if I am missing anyone please feel free to forward the information.
To learn about this non-project venture in Haiti, Click: To Love a Child Inc.
Location of fundraiser (enjoy Dinner & Dancing): Micheal’s Banquet House

1019 New Loudon Road, Cohoes, NY 12047​ (518) 785-8525​

Date: March 7th, 2015
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Kind Regards, Christesla Duroska, President, Haitian Student Association,
Contact email if you have questions or wish to RSVP: hsaalbany@gmail.com



Youth Law Day at Albany Law School on Tuesday, Feb. 17



Black History Month Celebration at Albany Law School on Feb. 17 @ 5:30pm

Black History Flyer