National LGBT Bar “Commit 2 Inclusion” Campaign/Request – from OutLaw

 A Message and request from third-year Albany Law student:
My name is Dena DeFazio, and I am the Northern Regional Chair of the National LGBT Bar Association’s Law Student Congress. I am reaching out to you with information on a National LGBT Bar campaign, that I hope you will support.  I thank you in advance for your support on the Commit 2 Inclusion Campaign. 

“Commit 2 Inclusion” Campaign  (Please Join Albany Law School Community in signing up)”:
First, I’m writing to ask if you could circulate the National LGBT Bar Association’s “Commit 2 Inclusion” petition among your membership. This campaign recognizes that the rise of hate groups in our society and in our justice system is a direct threat to diversity and inclusion efforts and equality at large. Hate groups are defined by the FBI as those whose primary purpose is to promote animosity, hostility, and malice against persons of or with a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity which differs from that of the group’s members or the organization. Our petition asks members of the legal education community to publicly acknowledge their commitment to the rule of law and the principles of the American Bar Association’s Resolution 113. That guiding Resolution urges all providers in the legal profession, including law firms and corporations, to attract and retain the talent of diverse attorneys.

 

 

PrideAbility workshop at Albany Law, March 26, 6pm – 8pm

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On Monday, March 26th, 2018 at 6:00 PM,
OUTLaw will be hosting the event “PrideAbility.”

The PrideAbility Event will be a two-hour workshop during which attendees will be invited to hear about and discuss options for the formation of an LGBTQ Advocacy Coalition in NYS.  The PrideAbility Outreach Project has been funded by the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, and has been charged to identify the challenges which LGBTQ people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) face and to create linkages within communities to support and be supported by the adults in the I/DD community.
Location: Albany Law School in the Rochester Moot Court Room 209.
Time: 6pm – 8pm
The event is free, open to the public, and will provide free food.

Please feel free to share this information and reach out to me if you have any questions: Eric L. Greenhill, Albany Law School | J.D. Candidate, 2019, President | OUTLaw

 

Diversity & Inclusion Opportunities (March 2018)

Throughout the year, various Diversity & Inclusion 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 select “Search” to find all of the opportunities with this designation. You can also search by entering the Job ID # in the search field at the top of the page. Review each posting carefully for eligibility, required materials, application process and due dates. Note any registration fees for national career fairs and/or events.

Please work with your assigned career counselor if you have questions regarding these diversity opportunities, internships or other jobs you wish to apply for.  
Enjoy your spring break!

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS & FELLOWSHIPS: {Please refer to each sponsoring organization’s website for further details, deadlines and eligibility information.)

Bradley – Annual Diversity Scholarship                               (2L)                  Deadline: March 15, 2018

Bradley’s commitment to diversity is not just a passive ideal, but an active goal that allows us to build a team with broad backgrounds and experiences. Every year, we offer two Diversity Scholarships to promote the education of well-qualified law students from backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession.

Award: Scholarships of up to $5,000 for first-year students and up to $10,000 for second-year students who are committed to broadening the diversity of voices in the legal profession. Scholarship recipients are required to clerk in one of Bradley’s offices for at least six weeks during the summer after the scholarships are awarded.  Continue reading

120 women who have changed our world

As we celebrate Women’s month this March 2018:

NOTE: Visit the library’s display cases behind the reference desk for an excellent showing that celebrates women in the law field, including our own Katherine Stoneman: http://www.albanylaw.edu/katestoneman/Pages/KateStonemanDay.aspx

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History:  Women Obits overlooked in the past:  A tribute to these powerful women:

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“From http://www.msn.com”  see the 120 Women who have changed our world:
http://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/smart-living/120-women-who-changed-our-world/ss-BBJUjpD?ocid=ientp#image=66

 

 

 

Diversity Opportunities… list updated as January 18, 2018

Please work with your assigned career counselor if you have questions regarding these diversity opportunities, internships or other jobs you wish to apply for.  

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 select “Search” to find all of the opportunities with this designation. You can also search by the Job ID # – just enter the number in the search field at the top of the page. Review each posting carefully for eligibility, application process, required materials and due dates. Note: There may be registration fees associated with national career fairs and/or events. Diversity Event Invitation:                         Demystifying the Large Firm Practice          Feb. 15, 2018              5:30pm – 8pm            First Year Students Are Invited to Attend!

Holland & Knight LLP, 10 St. James Avenue, 11th Floor, Boston, MA 02116 RSVP by Feb. 8th to: Bronagh F. Fay, Recruiting Manager @ bronagh.fay@hklaw.com

The following diversity opportunities can be found online in your AlbanyLaw Link account, under “Jobs (Non-OCR).” 

Diversity Internships, Opportunities, Scholarships, Events and Career Fairs

JOB ID #

Employer/Organization Location

DEADLINE
Barclay Damon Legal Diversity 1L Summer Clerk Program (1L) 23481 Barclay Damon, LLP (Syracuse, NY) 1/23/18

2018 Diversity Summer Fellowship in Health Law

23312 The Health Law Section of the New York State Bar Association 1/26/18

The M. Catherine Richardson Clerkship Program (1L)

23398

Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC (Syracuse, NY)

1/26/18

Rochester Legal Diversity Clerkship Program (1L)

23342

Monroe County Bar Association (Rochester, NY)

2/1/18

2018 Paul Hastings Diversity Scholarship Award (1L)

22444

Paul Hastings (location not specified)

2/1/18

The Sonia & Celina Sotomayor Summer 2018 Judicial Internship Program (1L and 2L)

23204

Sonia & Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program SCS JIP (New York, NY)

2/2/18

Community Development Project, Summer 2018 Transactional Internship (2L) 23416

Urban Justice Center (NYSBA, Corp. Counsel Section – Kenneth G. Standard Diversity Internship) (New York, NY)

2/2/18

2018 Microsoft Legal Internship for a Law Student with a Disability (1L)

23316

American Bar Association (ABA) – Commission on Disability Rights (CDR) (Washington, DC)

2/16/18

Summer 2018 Law Student Internship (1L & 2L) (diverse students are encouraged to apply)

22661

Community Legal Services of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)

3/31/18

 

Mondays: Free Coffee & Breakfast in the Library Foyer, 8:30am – 10:30am

Dear students:

We hope all is going well during your first two months of school.  We will be kicking off our Fall 2017 Mellow Monday Study Break series on Monday, October 23rd:

Join faculty, staff, and fellow students for an opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas or simply visit with members of our supportive community.

Enjoy FREE coffee, fruit juices, water, baked treats, and fresh fruit!

Time: 8:30am – 10:30am

Location: Outside the Admissions Suite (library Foyer)

Please join us for additional “Mellow Monday Study Breaks” on November 6th, 13th, and 20th.

Sponsored by the Admissions team and the Diversity, Student Affairs, and Community Affairs Faculty Committees.

OUTLAW General Interest Meeting on Thursday, Jan. 25th @ 5:30pm, Join us! for Pizza and Drinks

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ALL are welcome:

Come and learn about Albany Law School’s LGBTQIA Law Society as we welcome students back to campus!   

Date: Thursday, January, 25th
Where: West Wing Classroom (Room W – 212), Albany Law School
Time: 5:30pm
Dinner will be served: Pizza, dessert and drinks

Why Law?

Dear prospective student:

As law schools across the nation continue to manage rapid change, 12 deans have come together, with the help of their students, to highlight how the next generation of lawyers will make a difference in their communities and in the profession.

Students representing each school were asked to answer a simple question: “Why Law?” Their answers serve as an important reminder for practicing attorneys and current law students as well as an informative message for those considering law school about the value of a law degree.

Albany Law School was represented by second-year student Andrienne Walters—who highlighted how the next generation of lawyers will make a difference in their communities and in the profession.  See what our student had to say here.

 

 

Fluent in four languages, 2L student finds her fit in the International Law field

Second-year law student Dannaliz Mieses has always had an interest in international culture due to her experience with other cultures.  She speaks fluent English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.  After graduating from Fordham University with a degree in political science, she was keen on starting law school.

This past summer Mieses interned in Mexico City for Mexico’s Federal Economic Competition Commission. She worked in international affairs and the legal department, alongside economists and lawyers.

During her time at Fordham she volunteered as a group translator for an 18-day pilgrimage in Brazil.

These experiences — combining travel and multilingual skills – confirmed Mieses’ vision for her career path. “I felt that I was really able to give people a much more meaningful experience by translating the language for them,” she said. “I love being challenged and putting my language abilities to use.  Being put on the spot and having to think quickly is something I realize I really like.”

During her internship, Mieses caught more than a glimpse of high-level international corporate law activity, when she observed firsthand cases with major companies such as Uber and Delta Air Lines.  “I know now that being able to help people in their daily lives is something that really matters to me.”

One of Mieses’ responsibilities was translating a 25-page document from Spanish to English.  This document dealt with antitrust and anti-competition and was shared with English speaking countries all over the world.

“I also created a Ukraine competition policy summary for my supervisor to use for his presentation at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington D.C.,” she said.

She was responsible for managing a spreadsheet with young agencies from 120 jurisdictions in which she identified  their involvement in the International Competition Network. She drafted a regulation proposal from a comparative legal perspective involving financial technology in Mexico. And she performed research on substantive market power and oligopolies that was used for a large, complex case involving European air,petroleum and mineral companies the Commission was looking to sanction for anti-competition behavior in Mexico.

And she performed research on substantive market power and oligopolies that was used for a large, complex case involving European air,petroleum and mineral companies the Commission was looking to sanction for anti-competition behavior in Mexico.

This semester at Albany Law, Mieses is president of the International Law Society, where she hopes to bring excitement to the club with the Jessup International Moot Court competition and networking opportunities in New York City.

Through Project Totem she helps the Law School’s Immigration Law Clinic by interpreting client interviews and translating documents. When time allows she serves as a Spanish and French interpreter at the Immigration Court in New York City.

This fall she is a legal intern for the Community Development Clinic, where she expects to advise small businesses with legal challenges and gain transactional experience.

Her career goals: they are many, but ideally she hopes to work in cross-border international law in Latin America and Europe as well as eventually work for the United Nations, where she has previously volunteered. She is eager to gain solid legal experience while she works toward these career goals.

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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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