The Theodore T. Jones, JR Undergraduate Intercultural Moot Court Competition, Saturday, April 8 (Albany Law School)

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Sponsored by the University at Albany and Albany Law School Venture Fund  

In memory of the Honorable Theodore T. Jones, Jr.  Associate Justice, N.Y. Court of Appeals

Theodore Theopolis Jones, Jr. was the fourth African American appointed to serve on New York State’s highest court. He was nominated to the Court of Appeals by the then-newly elected Governor Eliot Spitzer in January 2007 and confirmed by the State Senate in February 2007. Sadly, Judge Jones’s time on the Court was cut short when he passed away unexpectedly on November 6, 2012 at the age of 68.   Learn more about Judge Jones:

Theodore T. Jones, Jr. Undergraduate Intercultural Moot Court Competition:

Held on Saturday, April 8, 2017
No registration fee
(21 undergraduate students from the University at Albany will be competing)  

Albany Law School,  80 New Scotland Ave.
Dean Alexander Moot Courtroom (Room 421), Time: 9am – 3pm


  • 21 U Albany students will compete for gift certificates!
  • The competition is based on oral argument
  • Register on a first-come basis
  • Sign up solo or as a team of two
  • Work with law students, professors, lawyers and judges during the competition
  • The competition is open to all students who are enrolled in undergraduate programs

    Questions, you may contact: Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Rosemary Queenan at 

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

In the United States April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it.  Sexual violence is a major public health, human rights and social justice issue.
We need everyone’s help to end it. Thank you for getting involved and for supporting SAAM efforts.

Learn more about support for survivors:

VOLUNTEER Locally! Click Below to learn how to help:

After the Silence Supportline:

Since 2001, NSVRC supports SAAM organizers with resources, tools, and training.
You can ask us questions about sexual violence, prevention, or planning a campaign.


Delta Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., 2017 Women’s Conference, Albany Law School, March 25th

On Saturday, March 25, 2017, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Delta Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa  Alpha Sorority, Incorporated will host its….

3rd  Annual Women’s  Conference, “What Now? The Role of Today’s Woman in a Changing Society”

Held on Albany Law School’s campus at 80 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208.

This year the conference will be devoted to sharing information about  how women leaders who deliver services within the Capital Region  effectively network; how to develop strategies for resolving  challenges; and how women create a positive brand that resonates  within the community. The conference will workshops on Women in Politics, Equality in the Classroom and Tools for Effective Parenting.

The members of Delta Mu Omega Chapter look forward to your  participation as we further our goal to empower women within the  Capital Region. Please let them know at your convenience if you will be  able to join us for the event.  What Now? The Role of Today’s Woman in a Changing Society


PAID ($6,000 stipend) 1L & 2L NYC Summer Legal internship with Host Employer: Salesforce. Apply by: Monday, March 27th

Dear 1L and 2L Albany Law School students:  

Kenneth G. Standard Diversity Internship Program (Summer 2017) – Paid Job
($6,000 Stipend)  — This in-house counsel internship job is in New York City!

Host Employer: (NY, NY) ***The application deadline has been extended to Monday, 3/27/17.***

  • Position: Summer 2017 Legal Internship (Paid)
  • Eligible Students: Students must be in the Class of 2019 or the Class of 2018 from under-represented groups attending a participating law school and capable of fulfilling the requested work hours and responsibilities.
  • This internship posted can be found in ALBANYLAW LINK under “Jobs.” The JOB ID # is 21176.

NOTE: This posting has been extended twice – all past applicants from Albany Law School are still under consideration (per email from ALS alum David Rothenberg, Esq. on 3/22/17).


Albany Law School’s OUTLAW Student Association presents: “Running with Pride”, Monday, March 27 at 6 p.m.

Please join OUTLaw for: Running with Pride,”
A panel discussion on running for elected office and identifying as LGBTQ+.

Assembly member Daniel J. O’Donnell, NYS Assembly District 69;
Hon. Elizabeth Garry ’90, Appellate Division, Third Department;
Mike Violando ’96, Sullivan Keenan Oliver & Violando, LLP;
Hon. Jill Polk ’87, Schenectady County Family Court;
Hon. Margaret T. Walsh, Albany County Family Court;
and Geri Pomerantz, Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York.

  • Time: 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.  Reception to Follow!
  • Location and FREE PARKING:
    Albany Law School, 1928 Building,
    80 New Scotland Avenue,  Albany, NY 12208
  • Dean Alexander Moot Courtroom (4th floor)
    Questions? contact: Dena DeFazio, E-Mail:

Roundup: Albany Law School in the News and Faculty Achievements

Albany Law’s affiliation with UAlbany was featured in the Business Review’s front-page story “Capital Region U: Why colleges work together.” (See text below.) The article included a quote from 3+3 student Daniel Lei, ’18. President & Dean Ouellette was quoted in the print version.

The Association of American Law Schools tweeted and posted on Facebook about Megyn Kelly’s book tour visit to campus last week.

Law Student and Alumni Profiles:

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Diversity Opportunities Announcement!

The following diversity 2017 summer internship opportunities are posted online
through your ALBANYLAW LINK account under “JOBS (Non-OCR).”

Job Title/Event



Due Date
(Legal Department) SU ‘17 
Diversity Internship
(1Ls & 2Ls; paid)


21176 Kenneth G. Standard Diversity Internship Program New York State Bar Association 3/20/17
SU ‘17 Diversity Internship 
(2Ls; paid)


21476 Kenneth G. Standard Diversity Internship Program New York State Bar Association 3/20/17

Upcoming Diversity Programs, Career Fairs & Events:

  • AFL-CIO’s Lawyers Coordinating Committee Minority Outreach Program | Washington, DC American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) Review Information in ALBANYLAW LINK, Job ID #: 21175
  • 2017 HNBA/Microsoft Intellectual Property Law Institute (IPLI) | Washington, DC Hispanic National Bar Association, June 4-9, 2017
  • 29th Annual Lavender Law® Conference and Career Fair | Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, CA The National LGBT Bar Association August 2-4, 2017

Awards and Writing Competitions:

The National LGBT Bar Association is accepting submissions for the following awards & competitions. DUE DATE: Friday, April 21, 2017 at 5:00pm EST.

  • The Student Leadership Award
  • The Michael Greenberg Student Writing Competition
  • The International Association of LGBT Judges Writing Competition

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor visited Albany Law School on Monday, April 3rd

United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor visited Albany Law School on Monday, April 3. She met privately with students, spend time with the faculty, and addressed the law school community.

“This was an historic day for Albany Law School,” said Alicia Ouellette, Albany Law’s president and dean. “We are honored that our students, faculty, and community have the opportunity to meet Justice Sotomayor.”

Justice Sotomayor received the law school’s Kate Stoneman Award, presented annually by the law school to people in the legal profession who have demonstrated a commitment to seeking change and equal opportunities for women.  The inaugural honoree was Chief Judge Judith Kaye in 1994.  The award is named for Kate Stoneman, who in 1898 became the first woman to graduate from Albany Law School.  Stoneman was also the first woman to pass the New York bar exam, but her application to become an attorney was denied because of her gender.  She campaigned to change the rules and make women eligible for licensure as attorneys; her campaign succeeded, and she then became the first woman admitted to the bar in New York State.

On April 4, Justice Sotomayor will headline the University at Albany’s Speaker Series, discussing her autobiography, “My Beloved World,” which recounts her inspiring journey to the federal bench.  That event is free and open to the UAlbany community.

Justice Sotomayor is the third woman and the first Latina to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. She was appointed to the position by President Barack Obama in August 2009. Born in Bronx, N.Y., on June 25, 1954, she graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University. In 1979, she earned a J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was an editor of the Yale Law Journal. She served as Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office from 1979–1984. She then litigated international commercial matters in New York City at Pavia & Harcourt, where she served as an associate and then partner from 1984–1992. In 1991, President George H.W. Bush nominated her to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and she served in that role from 1992to 1998. She served as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1998 to 2009. President Barack Obama nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on May 26, 2009, and she assumed that role on August 8, 2009.