For Albany Law School’s Class of 2017, it was a day of inspiration and celebration.
Before crossing the stage Friday, May 19 at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., approximately 110 graduates heard from keynote speaker David McCraw ’92, vice president and deputy general counsel for the New York Times.
“Being a graduate of Albany Law School means … being the kind of lawyer people count on,” said McCraw, who serves as the Times’ top newsroom lawyer and is among the nation’s most prolific litigators of freedom-of-information cases. “I have always prided myself on being that kind of lawyer, an Albany lawyer—a lawyer who shows up, who keeps trying, who wakes up the next morning trying to figure out why whatever he did yesterday didn’t work and what he can do today to make it a happen. That was something I learned at Albany Law School.”