Students Take Closer Look at Albany Law

Several UAlbany alums address legal career opportunities at Open House.

Kendra Rubin, a 2009 communication major graduate of UAlbany and 2012 graduate of Albany Law School, addresses 60 UAlbany students at the School's recent Open House. (Photo by David Singer)

ALBANY, NY. (March 1, 2016) — An open house held last Friday at Albany Law School attracted about 60 students from UAlbany to hear about careers in law, mostly from graduates of the University.

Several UAlbany students — particularly sophomores and juniors — said the day helped them realize law school was a realistic option. Others eyeing careers in law said they were happy to have a head start on setting their goals.

The open house was the first exclusive event for UAlbany students since the two institutions announced an affiliation agreement in fall 2015.

After a meet-and-greet period, students and their families were welcomed by Albany Law President & Dean Alicia Ouellette and Corey Carmello, a 2014 graduate of UAlbany and second-year law student. Then, a panel of Albany Law alumni and students – with several UAlbany grads among them – offered valuable insights on different pathways to the legal profession.

Prospective law students heard from UAlbany alum Kendra Rubin ’09, assistant counsel at the New York State Office of the Governor; Renee Merges MA ‘12, longtime Albany County assistant district attorney; and Hunter Raines, associate attorney at the law firm McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams. They also had a chance to engage with several current law students on the panel, including UAlbany alums Glenna Morgan ‘13, and Collin D’Arcy ‘13.

Guests from UAlbany also participated in one-on-one Q&A sessions with Albany Law faculty members and students, and attended mock classes and admissions workshops.

The daylong event closed with a reception and remarks from Albany Law Professor Deborah Mann; Dan Grossman, attorney at Bloomberg LP and Albany Law trustee; and Thania Fernandez, Albany Law trustee and National Alumni Association president.

UAlbany students interested in Albany Law can contact the law school’s admissions office at 518-445-2326 or admissions@albanylaw.edu.

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