Albany Law School announced the addition of Susan Feathers as the assistant dean for student affairs.  In her new position,  Feathers will provide oversight of student affairs activities, including student development, pro bono program and programming issues, she will address all student access and accommodations issues, and work closely with the Student Bar Association (SBA) and member organizations.

Before joining Albany Law, Dean Susan Feathers was the executive director of the Levin Center for Public Service & Public Interest Law at Stanford University Law School, and she has significant experience in management, career counseling and clinical and public interest law.  She earned her Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law, and her bachelor and master’s degrees in sociology from The University of Pennsylvania.   Susan has taught and practiced yoga for 22 years and authored the book, YOGA IN AN ADIRONDACK CHAIR, Boston Mills Press, 2000.

A public interest lawyer and educator with 22 years of experience including Dean Feathers has:

*12 years of leadership experience as the Founding Executive Director of the Stanford Law School Levin Center for Public Interest Law and the Assistant Dean for Public Interest at Penn Law.

*5 years of public interest career counseling experience including serving as the Director of Public Service at both Brooklyn and Yale Law Schools.

*10 years of criminal appellate practice experience including nearly five years at the Legal Aid Society, Criminal Appeals Bureau in Manhattan.

*3 years of teaching experience including work as a Clinical Staff Attorney for Hofstra Law School’s Clinical Programs including the Criminal Defense and Constitutional Litigation Clinics.