Albany Law School Event: LGBT Law Day, Saturday, October 17 (FREE)

​A free program addressing legal issues in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities:


Saturday, October 17, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.,
Albany Law School, 80 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208 

LGBT Law Day is free and open to all, offering legal assistance on issues such as:
  • Name changes
  • Adoptions
  • Child custody
  • Immigration
  • Employment discrimination
  • Gender Marker changes
  • Upgrading Dishonorable Discharges under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell
Advance registration is appreciated. Please fill out this short form.
For more information or to volunteer, contact 518-445-2304 or

Community partners to date include Human Rights Campaign; Trevor Project; Project Hope; Pride Center of the Capital Region; NYCLU; In Our Own Voices; Division of Human Rights; DHR HIV/AIDS; Albany Police Department; Albany Fire Department; Albany County Sheriff; Planned Parenthood; The Legal Project; National Black Commission Leadership in AIDS; Lattimer Group; Herzog and Associates; LGBTQ Law Project; Le-Gal; Wealth Advisory Group LLC; Kurland Group; HomoRadio: WRPI 95.1; NorthWestern Mutual; Gleason, Dunn, Walsh, and O’Shea; Empire State Pride Agenda; and Sullivan Keenan Oliver & Violando, LLP.

NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo, ’82 creates a new Fellowship and Scholarship Program



Click HERE for the official announcement:

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the creation of the “Carey Gabay Fellowship” and the “Carey Gabay Scholarship” to honor his life and work. Gabay, a former assistant counsel in the Governor’s Office and First Deputy Counsel to Empire State Development, passed on September 15, 2015, nine days after he was struck by a stray bullet.

Carey W. Gabay was an exceptional individual who could have done anything, but chose to enter into public service and give back,” Governor Cuomo said. “His kindness, loyalty and grit made him beloved by family, friends and co-workers and his dedication to making New York a better, fairer and safer place made him an inspiration to all. The Fellowship and Scholarship programs bearing his name will serve as a constant reminder of Carey’s professional accomplishments and exceptional character, and will ensure his legacy is honored for years to come.”

The Carey Gabay Fellowship will be awarded every two years to a mid-career attorney who, like Gabay, is committed to public service, hails from an economically disadvantaged background, and most importantly, embodies the integrity and kind-heartedness that distinguished Gabay personally. The Fellow will serve for two years in the Governor’s Counsel’s office, where Gabay began his career in this administration, and will work on furthering the Governor’s violence prevention initiatives as well as issues of economic equality and development that Gabay championed throughout his career. The fellow will be assigned a mentor in Counsel’s office and the first fellow will lead a major research project on violence prevention in memory of Gabay. Opportunities for the fellow to earn an MPA concurrently with state service will be explored. Fellowship attorney applications to be accepted starting January 4, 2016 and will require: a personal statement, three references, a writing sample and impressive academic and professional credentials. The Gabay Fellow will update the Gabay family periodically as to his or her work and experience.

The Carey Gabay Scholarship Program will award, annually, full-ride scholarships to five deserving students to attend the State University of New York. These scholarships will cover all costs of attendance, including tuition, room and board, college fees, books and supplies, and transportation and personal expenses. Many grants and scholarships only cover the cost of tuition, requiring students and families to dip into savings or take out student loans to cover these other necessary college expenses. The Carey Gabay full-ride scholarships will truly cover all college costs, allowing the recipients to focus fully on their coursework, and – like Gabay – to go on to make a difference in their chosen field. The Carey Gabay Scholarship will be available to students at all four-year SUNY colleges, and will be awarded annually beginning in the 2016-17 academic year. These scholarships will be targeted at students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership and mentoring skills, and a commitment to social justice, along with other application criteria to be developed in coordination with Carey’s family. Applications will be accepted beginning January 11, 2016, and awards will be selected based on an application package including an essay and letters of recommendation from teachers and community members.


Albany Law School donated six bicycles to Boys & Girls Club of Albany

For the second straight year, Albany Law School has donated student-assembled bicycles to the Boys & Girls Club of Albany.  The bikes will be presented to the children of the Delaware Avenue Boys & Girls Club on Friday, September 25.

“It’s wonderful to have another bike donation from Albany Law School,” said Justin Reuter, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany. “And it’s great to see students coming together to make it happen. Hopefully this will encourage other members of the community to get involved in their own way.”

All six bicycles – courtesy of the Colonie Northway Target –(Click here for a photo album) were built by first-year law students as part of an ice-breaking and team-building exercise during last month’s orientation.

Associate Dean for Student Affairs Rosemary Queenan, 1L Student Bar Association President Gabriella Romero and others from the Albany Law community will be on hand Friday. Representing the Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany will be Reuter and program director Ishmael Morton.

Multicultural Welcome Reception-September 29th, 5:30-7:30pm

Multicultural Welcome Reception and Awards Ceremony
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Albany Law School, 1928 Building, East Foyer
The Hon. Randolph Treece ’76, Federal Magistrate Judge and Barclay Damon, LLP, Albany
to receive the Albany Law School Legal Profession Leaders Award.
Judge Randolph Treece ’76
Reception to follow
Contact Briana McNamee at or (518) 445-3220
Hosted by the Capital District Black and Hispanic Bar Association and Albany Law School.
To register for the event, please click here.

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Upcoming Albany area Fellowships (Application Deadlines: Nov. 30, 2015)

Below are the 2016 Scholarship and Fellowship deadlines.  All applications are located on the Foundation Website here or view and add us on Facebook by clicking here. 


The Honorable Joel K. Asarch Elder Law and Special Needs Section Scholarship – November 30, 2015

The $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a second year (2L) or third year (3L) law student who is enrolled in a law school in the State of New York during the 2015-2016 academic year and is actively participating in an Elder Law Clinic at the school during the 2015-2016 academic year or performs other substantial efforts which demonstrate interest in the legal rights of the elderly or those with disabilities.  

Real Property Law

The Real Property Law Section Melvyn Mitzner Scholarship – November 30, 2015

One $5,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to a second or third-year law student. Efforts will be made to honor Melvyn Mitzner’s commitment to professional achievement in the area of real property law including legal writing, lecturing and scholarship; and diversity in the profession

The Real Property Law Section Lorraine Power Tharp Scholarship – November 30, 2015

One $5,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to a second- or third-year law student (as of fall semester 2015) who best exemplifies the core values important to Lorraine Power Tharp–academic excellence, a demonstrated interest in public service, high integrity and, if possible, an interest in real property law. A preference will be given to a student who demonstrates financial need. The scholarship will be applied to the student’s 2015-2016 academic year tuition.


The Antitrust Section Law Student Fellowship – November 30, 2015

The Fellowship is open to all first-year (1L) and second-year (2L) students (as of the Fall 2015 semester) valued at $6,000. It will be awarded to up to (4) students to spend the summer of 2016 (10 weeks) working on antitrust matters in the New York Office of New York Attorney General, Antitrust Bureau; Federal Trade Commission, Northeast Region; or Department of Justice Antitrust Division, New York Field Office

Health Law

Diversity Summer Fellowship in Health Law – November 30, 2015

The $5,000.00 Fellowship will be awarded to (2) law students who are currently enrolled in law schools in the State of New York to work in Health law positions in the public sector in the State of New York during the summer of 2016.

Trusts and Estates Law

The Trusts and Estates Law Section Fellowship – February 1, 2016

The Fellowship will be awarded to up to four second-year (2L) law students who are currently enrolled in law schools in the State of New York to work in trusts and estates law positions in the public sector in the State of New York during the summer of 2016. 

Commercial and Federal Litigation

The Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Minority FellowshipFebruary 1, 2016

The fellowship is valued at $6,000 and will take place in summer 2016.  The fellowship is available to all 1L minority students currently enrolled in a law school in the State of New York. The fellowship will take place in New York City.

Intellectual Property Law

Miriam Maccoby Netter Fellowship created and funded by the Intellectual Property Law Section –February 1, 2016

One grant, valued at $5,000.00, will be awarded to a public interest intellectual property organization or charity to conduct the fellowship. The fellowship will take place in summer 2016 and the organization will offer the fellowship to students enrolled in law school located in New York State during the 2015 spring semester, as well as persons who received their JD any time within the last 3 years. The fellow will assist the organization with matters relating to intellectual property law.

Corporate Counsel

The Corporate Counsel Section Fellowship—– February 1, 2016

The $6,000 fellowship will take place at a New York public interest legal or charitable organization.  The student will assist the organization’s general counsel (or other similar individual holding a counsel position) with matters relating to counsel or advice to the organization.  The Program shall operate during the summer of 2016.



Wednesday, September 16 at Albany Law School: Bridging the Gap: Police & Community Relations


Albany Law School will be hosting a panel discussion between, Attorneys, the Albany Police Department, the CPRB and the Community to discuss police relations with minorities and young adults in the community.

This is an open event; and anyone may submit a question to the panel to

The event will be hosted at:  Albany Law School, in the  Dean Alexander Moot Courtroom  (DAMC), 80 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208
The event will be from 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.


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