Albany Law School’s newest students were greeted with a standing ovation when they were sworn in by U.S. District Judge Mae D’Agostino on the final day of orientation, Monday, August 22, 2016.

This BLOG post is an excerpt from Albany Law School’s webpage: http://www.albanylaw.edu/about/news/current/Pages/Albany-Law-School-Welcomes-Class-of-2019.aspx

The class represented a 16% increase in size from last year, along with greater diversity and stronger academic indicators.  Learn more about the Class of 2019:

  • 50% women:50% men, ages ranging from 19 to 58 years old, with an average of 25.
  • Some of the many languages spoken by the class include Arabic, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Urdu, and Yoruba.
  • Foreign-born students hail from Canada, France, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Peru.
  • Fifty-nine undergraduate schools are represented, including Cornell University, Fordham University, Rutgers University, St. John’s University, University at Albany, and University of Notre Dame.
  • One student won an Emmy Award in 2014 for Producer of Best Documentary and was nominated for an Academy Award. Others held jobs as investment manager, financial analyst, assistant dean of students, CPA, blueberry farmer, pharmacist, and U.S. Army Lt. Col.

“Remember, you’re professionals now, you’re embarking on this great career. So take advantage of everything that Albany Law School and its faculty have to offer to you.”  ~U.S. District Judge Mae D’Agostino