Last week was orientation and we were excited to welcome so many new students to the Albany Law School community. Our entering students are a diverse group from a variety of backgrounds who will bring their unique professional and volunteer experiences to our community. Most hail from New York; 18 other states (plus Puerto Rico) and many foreign countries are also represented. Our entering class studied at 104 undergraduate institutions within the U.S. and abroad. For the first time in our history we have a mostly female entering class (54 percent). Twenty percent self-identified as belonging to a minority group. Three students noted military service (including a Captain in the U.S. Army). The 2018 entering class photo:
We also welcomed J.D. transfer students, LL.M. (Master of Laws) candidates, and M.S.L.S. (Master of Science in Legal Studies) students, plus Cybersecurity Certificate candidates who are seeking knowledge of the legal system in order to enhance their careers.
Twenty-six members of our entering class have graduate or professional degrees, while 14 native languages were represented, including: Arabic, Armenian, English, French, Hindu, Korean, Japanese, Malayalam, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish, and Urdu. The entering class also included 30 legacy students, including one J.D. student who has an eight-person legacy (grandfather, two aunts, and five uncles).
Welcome! We look forward to seeing you in the hallways!