Congratulations to the Class of 2009! 

Two-hundred-and-fifty-five students received degrees at Albany Law School’s 158th Commencement ceremony, which took place at 11 a.m. on May 15, 2009 in the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC).

The Honorable Jonathan Lippman delivered the keynote address at the commencement ceremony. Chief Judge Lippman was appointed to his position at the New York State Court of Appeals by Governor Paterson in January 2009 and confirmed by the New York State Senate in February 2009, replacing retiring Chief Judge Judith Kaye.

Of the graduates, 218 received their Juris Doctorate, 10 their LL.M., and 27 their M.S. in Legal Studies with a concentration in Technology Transfer.

For the first time, the Albany Law School Commencement ceremony was webcast live. Family and friends could watch the event via the Internet.    Unfortunately, this is not something that can be accessed afterwards, recorded, or downloaded. Once the ceremony has ended the live feed will end as well.

Remember if you are interested in purchasing a DVD of the ceremony, you can visit , click on GRADUATIONS, and Albany Law School to purchase a copy via the web.
Click Here for Podcast of Chief Judge Lippman’s commencement address.    Three faculty members received awards, Click Here 

~Albany Law’s Dean & President Thomas Guernsey announces offer of free CLEs and other benefits to recent graduates. Click Here  
~A champagne reception was held after the ceremony for graduates, their families, and attending faculty and alumni. For more information on the 2009 Commencement or past events, contact Tammy Weinman at 518-445-3210 or