$18/hour: Fall 2015 ACBA Diversity Internships in mid- & large- Albany area firms, Apply by August 3rd on CSM


The Albany County Bar Association is in its 15th year (30 semesters) of this diversity internship program.  These are opportunities for Albany Law School students to gain work experience in a private law firm and to secure an attorney mentor within a mid- or large- Albany area during the academic year.   $18/hour or $1,800/stipend for a 10 hours per week for 10 weeks (totaling 100 hours during the Fall 2015 semester).

The collection of applications from rising 2Ls and 3Ls for the Fall 2015 term is now open on CSM.  Plan ahead and apply on CSM before the August 3, 2015 deadline date. Continue reading

Marriage Equality Nationwide, U.S. Supreme Court decision today!

5-4… Kennedy: ‘They Ask For Equal Dignity In The Eyes Of The Law. The Constitution Grants Them That Right’… 

President Barack Obama says of the legalization of same-sex marriage: “This ruling is a victory for America.” Listen to his speech from the Rose Garden: Click HERE 

For more details: Click HERE
Click to see the decision: HERE
For access to excellent resources in the Capital District:
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Networking Events in NYC (Tuesday, June 30) and Saratoga Springs (August 28)!!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015:
Metropolitan Black Bar Association Membership Mixer from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location:  (Click Here: Toshi’s Living Room & Penthouse
1141 Broadway, (Between 30th and 31st Streets), New York, NY 10010

The Metropolitan Black Bar Association invites you to a Mixer and Membership Drive! Come meet and mingle with the Officers, Directors and MBBA members. Enjoy an evening of networking at Toshi’s Living Room & Penthouse. Take this opportunity to learn more about the MBBA and upcoming events. Come to share your ideas or simply to have a great time with us! Bring your business cards!


Tuesday, August 28, 2015:
19th Albany Law School’s Annual Day at the Races from 11:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Springs, NY
Contact Alumni Affairs: (518) 445-3220
Email: alumni@albanylaw.edu

Enjoy a day of world-class thoroughbred racing in style with Dean Alicia Ouellete ’94, Albany Law alumni, faculty, friends and special guest, Terry Finley, owner of West Point Thoroughbreds in the newly remodeled Rail Pavilion, located trackside in the Clubhouse.


An Invitation: In Our Own Voices Annual Event – JAZZ in JULY

SAVE THE DATE!!!  On Sunday, July 19th -In Our Own Voices (in Albany) Presents:

Jazz Flyer

Tickets can be purchased HERE!
In Our Own Voices is located at: 245 Lark Street, Albany, NY 12210
Questions, phone: (
518) 432-4188
In Our Own Voices: Serving the needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender
People of Color,
our Friends and Families.

Capital District Black & Hispanic Bar Association (CDBHBA) – June 2015 Highlights

Thursday, June 18:
5:00 – 7:00 PM NYSBA Great Hall

Pro Bono “Plus One” Roundtable-An Evening of Appreciation
Join us for an evening recognizing our volunteers while introducing the program to attorneys new to our pro bono programs. Presented by The Capital Region Pro Bono Committee, consisting of the ACBA, the NYSBA, Legal Aid, Albany Law School, Prisoners Legal Services, The Legal Project, and Access to Justice. Light fare and refreshments will be served.  This event is FREE, pre-registration is requested.  Register online HERE or call Graham Molho at 518-445-7691

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Patrick Woods, ’12 Appointed as a 2015-2016 U. S. Supreme Court Fellow!

Patrick Woods, Esq.,  a member of the Class of 2012 from Albany Law School has been appointed as a 2015-2016 United States Supreme Court Fellow.
For more details about Mr. Woods accomplishments, Click HERE

~This is a huge honor for Patrick and Albany Law School.  Congratulations Patrick, you continue to make us so proud!
For information about the application process to this prestigious program, Click HERE



LatinoJustice Upcoming News & Events – ~1 week until Latina Trailblazers

Legal News Roundup

DREAMer Application to NYS Bar Granted
The New York State Supreme Court Second Department Appellate Division last Wednesday issued a monumental decision approving the New York State Bar application of Cesar Vargas, the dynamic Co-Director of Dream Act Coalition. Cesar who was brought to the United States from Mexico by his mother when he was 5 years old and graduated from City University of New York School of Law in 2011, is a DREAMer who is authorized to be lawfully present in the United States under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program. Vargas was initially approved for deferred action in 2013 after DACA was first implemented in 2012.

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Ethnic Markets & Restaurants in Albany County

Click HERE for a Complete list of Albany area markets and restaurants.
The below list of restaurants and mini markets were recommended by members of our law school community.   Enjoy!


Kim’s Korean Market 1649 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205, (518) 869 -9981
Van’s Vietnamese Restaurant, 307 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206, (518) 436-1868 Continue reading

Peter M. Pryor, Esq. ’54, a leader in the Civic and Community Affairs of the City of Albany

“At the end of the Spring 1954, Peter M. Pryor became the first African-American male since the 19th century to graduate from Albany Law School. He graduated around the time of the landmark decision of Brown vs. Board of Education.  The interview below covers all aspects of his life from growing up in the South, to his life and career as a lawyer in Albany. This includes his life in the South during segregation, serving in World War II, his activity as an active Albany lawyer during the Civil Rights movement, and other parts of his distinguished career. He is an emeritus of the Board of Trustees at Albany Law School.”

Listen to Attorney Pryor during his 2 day meeting (in September 2013) with Albany Law School’s employee Lisa Suto, Click HERE

“Attorney Pryor served our country with distinction during World War II, reaching the rank of sergeant in the United States Army.  He is a 1952 graduate from Siena College.  He was the first African-American to graduate from Albany Law School since Reconstruction.    In his law practice, Mr. Pryor represented the poor and victims of discrimination.  He has been called a “provocative and enduring pioneer” which is the reason why on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, the Capital District Black and Hispanic Bar Association (CDBHBA) chose to create the Peter M. Pryor Pioneer Award in his honor.” Click HERE to view a group photo from the event. Click HERE to view a photo of the awards from the evening.

Additionally, in his distinguished career, he was appointed by the NYS Attorney General Louis Lefkowitz as an Assistant Attorney General, appointed counsel to the NYS Water Authority, and appointed Chairman of the NYS Consumer Protection Board by Governor Nelson Rockefeller.  He also served as counsel to the New York State Insurance Fund.   In 1980, he returned to the private practice of law with the law firm of Nolan & Heller and then The law office of Peter M. Pryor.  At age 89, he is retired from the practice of law, but still resides in the City of Albany with his wife of 47 years.


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