Film Screening Event: “Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall”, October 5th, 6pm-9pm

Join UsOn Wednesday, October 5, 2016, Prisoners’ Legal Services will host its annual event for National Pro Bono Week. Each year focuses on a different theme. This year’s theme will be death and dying while incarcerated and will include a screening of Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall, a film highlighting one man’s final days in the Iowa State Penitentiary. Nominated for an Academy Award, the film provides a rarely seen look into prison hospice programs.

After the screening will be a panel discussion with Edgar Barens, the film’s director, and David Leven, Executive Director of End of Life Choices NY, followed by a reception.

Prior to the film, PLS will present awards to volunteers from across the state for their pro bono service to incarcerated New Yorkers.

The event will be held at Albany Law School,  Wednesday, October 5, 2016
TIME: 6:00pm-9:00pm
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6th Annual Rising Stars Awards Recognition Ceremony-Saturday, Oct. 15th 1pm


ALBANY, NEW YORK (Sept. 12, 2016) –  During Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15) we celebrate and recognize Hispanic-Latino Americans who have proudly helped shape this great nation through their contributions in our communities.

The Hispanic Coalition NY, a 501 c 3 non-profit organization, proudly celebrates the leadership, diversity and achievements of New York Latinos through their signature program:  NY’s 40 Under 40 Rising Stars. The Program recognizes members of the Hispanic/Latino community under the age of 40 who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments and achievements in the areas of business, educations, politics, non-profit sector, community service, and more. Continue reading

Roundup: Albany Law School in the news

Albany Law School has a strong presence in the latest issue of preLaw magazine:

President & Dean Ouellette, ’94 was invited to participate in UAlbany’s East Campus announcement, scheduled for next Monday. Read about it in the Times Union.   Continue reading

Governor Baker of Massachusetts signs Pay Equity Bill into law!

Massachusetts: Leading the way on Equal Pay:

Dorothy Simonelli is a hero!
Back in 1989, Dorothy was a part of a group of women cafeteria workers who sued the Everett School District and demanded equal pay. Though these women lost their case back then, these actions “inspired legislators to enact a new Massachusetts law to close the gender wage gap.”

Read the full article here.

In Our Own Voices’ Annual Gayly Bowl, September 24, 2016, 1pm – 4pm

In Our Own Voices, a local Albany area organization which encourages human and civil rights groups to broaden their agendas to include issues that affect LGBT people of color (LGBT POC), is holding their annual Gayly Bowl on Saturday, September 24, 2016, to honor National Gay Men’s AIDS Awareness Day. The event is from 1pm-4pm at Six Mile Water Works Park on Fuller Road, and will consist of obstacle courses, food and prizes.


Web links to over $23 million in externally funded scholarships for current and prospective law students.

Did you know? 
There are many organizations such as civic groups, private individuals, alumni associations and local bar associations that have scholarship programs.

The following websites may help with your search for merit and need based scholarships to cover your cost of attendance bills in law school.  Both prospective and current law student scholarships are noted within these websites:


EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS, Tuesday, Sept 6th @ 2pm (in our Career Center), RSVP today!

 EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS: Mobilizing the Next Generation of Public Interest Lawyers Coming to Albany Law School on Tuesday, September 6th!

Ashley Matthews, Esq. Program Manager, Law School Engagement & Advocacy Equal Justice Works, Washington, D.C. 2pm – 3pm Career and Professional Development Center 2000 Bldg., Albany Law School

Equal Justice Works believes that the poorest and most vulnerable among us deserve the same access to justice as more fortunate citizens. This presentation provides an overview of how we empower law students and recent law grads with the skills and training necessary to provide effective representation to underserved communities and causes. Find out about summer internships and post-grad opportunities! This presentation is open to all students. RSVP through ALBANYLAW LINK. Refreshments will be available

Fellowship Opportunity for 3Ls: 

  • The 2017 Equal Justice Works (EJW) Fellowship is now accepting applications.
  • All Equal Justice Works (EJW) Fellowships require a two-year commitment from the Fellow, the host organization and the sponsor(s) to complete the Fellowship term, which runs from September 2017 through August 2019.
  • Salaries are set by the host organization and are commensurate to what an attorney with similar experience and/or responsibility would receive at that organization.
  • For more details, review the EJW Fellowship posting on ALBANYLAW LINK (Under Jobs & Internships – Job ID #: 16876)
  • Apply online through September 16, 2016.
  • NOTE:  Applications for the local EJW Fellowship Opportunity with Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York  are due by September 12, 2016.