On Friday, April 23rd, the Black Law Student Association (BLSA) hosted it’s second annual alumni reception at Albany Law. Our Dean & President Thomas Guernsey and Professor Kathe Klare joined members of our faculty, staff, alumni and students at this event. We watched as the 2009-2010 president of BLSA, Omar Stewart, ’11 presented this year’s John E. Higgins, Esq. alumni award to the keynote speaker, Senator John L. Sampson, ’91. During his keynote address, Senator Sampson praised Dean Guernsey for his “great leadership of this institution that gave him his foundation”, he talked about his career path and what it took for him to achieve his goals. Before closing, he encouraged students and alumni to give back to this institution and to always be respectful of each other and to continue to work hard and diligent for their clients and never to lose the reason why they chose this noble profession. View the Event’s Program: Click HERE.