Albany Law School in the News – Feb. 2017

The Daily Gazette wrote about alumna Megyn Kelly’s March 9 book signing at Albany Law. NEWS10 ABC aired a segment on it, and the news was tweeted by reporters at WAMC and Time Warner Cable News.   

Professor Gottlieb‘s commentary, “Labor Economics,” was heard on WAMC’s Northeast Report.  

Dean Haynes joined “The Capitol Pressroom” to discuss cybersecurity and data privacy issues following his participation in that day’s Anderson Breakfast seminar. He also was quoted in the Daily Gazette article “Down to Business: Use caution with ‘smart’ devices.”

 Professor Rogerson spoke with NewsChannel 13 for the story “Brother of Iranian UAlbany Professors reunited with family amid block on immigration order.”   Continue reading

Youth Law Day @ Albany Law School: Tuesday, Feb. 21st

Youth Law Day (YLD) is a program sponsored by the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion and administered by its Youth Law Day Subcommittee. The goal of the program is to provide high school students with a sense of the law school experience, and to reduce the mystery or sense of unattainability that might be associated with it. Typically, the centerpiece is an interactive classroom experience led by law school faculty.  Nearly 80 high school students from the Capital District YMCA, Glenmont Job Corps and guests from the Albany Law School Community will spend the day with us exploring the possibility of a legal profession.

Since 2006, all of New York’s 15 law schools have opened their doors to high school and elementary school students in their communities. The goal of the program is to help high school students envision law school as a realistic opportunity.

Special thanks to the Admissions Office; Professors: Gerald Rock and Sarah Rogerson; and all of our presenters, student participants and volunteers. Continue reading

Invitation to CDBHBA Reception on February 18th, Downtown Albany

Albany Law School’s Black Law Student Association (BLSA) is working in conjunction with multiple minority bar associations across the state to host an informative panel discussion about how to become a judge. This panel will feature judges from New York City and upstate New York. Most importantly, many of our minority alumni will be there to talk about their experiences, how they got to the bench, and their views about diversity in our judicial system. Get the unique opportunity to meet together, network and gain insight about the field from some very interesting people!

This
event is taking
place during the Black and Hispanic Legislative Caucus weekend seminars on Saturday, Feb. 18  in the Assembly Parlor from 3:30-4:45.  
For more information: http://www.nysabprl.org/nysabprl2016/2016-schedule/

Additionally, if you are a member of BLSA, you have the opportunity to serve as a volunteer to check judges in, and help out at the reception that will take place at the Hilton after the panel. If you are interested, please email Racquel Saddler, ’18 at rsaddler@albanylaw.edu.

 

 

Federal Work-Study Openings, Spring 2017: “Too Together Tutoring Program”, $12/hr – Apply by Feb. 28

Tutors (Multiple Openings – $12/hour) – Apply on CSM by Feb. 28th. 
(Albany Law School students who are work-study eligible are encouraged to apply).

Please log into your ALBANYLAW LINK account for more information and to apply. Contact your assigned career counselor in our office with questions! And remember, the application deadline is February 28, 2017.

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Work hours available: Monday through Thursday, 3:00 to 5:00pm, during the Spring & Fall 2017 semesters.  Questions! please email Andrea Wedler, Director of Financial Aid, awedl@albanylaw.edu

Position Type: Academic year, Work-study openings

Desired Class Level(s): 1L, 2L, 3L

Description: Looking for students willing to tutor at-risk, urban students (ages 5- 13 years).   Hiring Criteria: Must be federal work study eligible (contact the Albany Law’s Financial Aid Office to determine eligibility).

Description: Looking for law students willing to tutor at-risk, urban students (ages 5- 13 years). Tutors are needed for a community-based partnership for afterschool tutoring for students in Albany. We are looking for motivated individuals to assist us in providing curriculum, providing special activities, administrative duties, as well as research and grant writing. Hours available: Monday through Thursday – 3:00 to 5:00pm.

Off-Campus Work Site: Two Together Literacy Project, 200 Green Street, Albany, NY 12201   (Less than 3 miles from the Law School).

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Summer 2017 Diversity Internship Opportunities (Paid: $6,000/stipend): NYC and Purchase, NY

The Kenneth G. Standard Diversity Internship Program, sponsored by the New York State Bar Association’s Corporate Counsel Section, has announced two additional summer 2017 diversity internships.  The goal of this program is to increase the representation of lawyers and students from a diverse range of backgrounds in corporate legal departments, and to provide students from a diverse range of backgrounds with an opportunity to experience in-house legal practice.  The ultimate goal of the Diversity Internship Program is to create a network and forge relationships which will foster greater diversity in corporate legal departments throughout New York State. 

Remember, the application deadline is February 20, 2017.

Employer: PepsiCo, Purchase, NY:  Legal Intern: PepsiCo is a premier Consumer Products Company focused on convenient foods and beverages. PepsiCo’s tax department is committed to the Program and prepared to dedicate the time and resources necessary to promote its success.  Continue reading

Invitation: UAlbany’s Janice D. and Theodore H. Fossieck Lecture, Feb. 15th

Topic: “Salty and Fresh Frontiers in Native American History
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You are invited to the annual Janice D. and Theodore H. Fossieck Lecture. This event will take place from 1:45 to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15th in the Standish Room of the Science Library on University at Albany’s Uptown Campus. There is a Free bus service to UA’s campus from Albany Law School.  A map of the UAlbany campus is available here: http://www.albany.edu/maps/uptownmap.html   

This year’s speaker is Andrew Lipman, Assistant Professor of History at Barnard College. He is the author of, The Saltwater Frontier: Indians and the Contest for the American Coast, winner of the Bancroft Prize in American History, finalist for the New England Society Book Award, and honorable mention for the PROSE Award in U.S. History.

This event is FREE and open to the public – this event is wheelchair accessible, for other accommodation or if you have any questions, please contact Christopher Pastore, cpastore@albany.edu.

Celebrate Black History Month with Nell Stokes, Tuesday, Feb. 7th (Albany City Hall Rotunda), 5 pm – 7pm

The City of Albany invites you to celebrate Black History Month:
This event is FREE of charge and open to the public.
http://newstimealbany.com/2017/01/celebrate-black-history-month-with-nell-stokes-on-tuesday-february-7-2017/

Excerpts from African American History in spoken word and song. 
Poet Nell Stokes will take participants on a unique journey through African American history using both spoken word and traditional Black spirituals. In this uniquely entertaining and informative performance, Ms. Stokes will share excerpts from over 500 years of blood, sweat, tears, pain struggle, triumph, laughter, and joy.

Nell Stokes is a native of Montgomery Alabama who moved to the Capital District in 1963. She has consistently contributed to the Albany community by serving on numerous boards and working as a volunteer. She is a co-founder of the Black Women’s Association of Albany and currently volunteers with the Wizard’s Wardrobe tutoring program. While employed by the Albany YWCA in 1980, she created the Black American Essay Contest for students ages 8 to 18. Nell has written, directed and produced several plays with themes around education, faith, hope and love. She is a poet who credits her inspiration to the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.   

For more information
, please call (518) 434-9821, email: bsmith@albanyny.gov or visit http://www.albanyny.org

Happy Chinese New Year!

Millions across the world celebrate The Year Of The Rooster:  Image result for chinese new year decorations   Chinese Lunar New Year photo courtesy Green Rush

Join Us for Breakfast on Wednesday, February 1st from 8:30am – 10:30am.  Stop by the red tables outside the Library’s Foyer for some breakfast treats.
Co-sponsored by:  APALSA
 and members of the Diversity Faculty Committee 

The 2017 Chinese New Year celebrations were not only restricted to China or Chinatowns across the globe as a large number of people from London to San Francisco came out to celebrate the Spring Festival, bringing in the Year of Rooster.  One of the most important traditional celebrations in China and countries with a large Chinese population, the lunar new year is a family holiday where people clean their homes and decorate them with red lanterns and posters of poetic verses.

Click HERE to learn more: http://www.ibtimes.com/chinese-new-year-2017-pictures-millions-across-world-celebrate-year-rooster-photos-2483239

Externally funded scholarships for current and prospective law students!

Did you know that there are over 20 million dollars in externally funded scholarships available?  Apply Today!   

Many organizations such as civic groups, large law firms, alumni associations and local and national bar associations may offer scholarship programs. The following websites may help you narrow your search to locate these External Scholarship Opportunities:

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