Though Albany Law School and the Capital Region were unscathed by Hurricane Sandy, our thoughts go out to our students’ families, alumni and friends who have been affected by the devastation of this storm. It has been a trying time for our friends to the south who are still without power, clearing debris and working to rebuild their homes and communities.
The Albany Law School community has mobilized to support the efforts of those who need our help. Students, faculty and staff are collecting money, clothing and food to be sent downstate. They are also participating in bottle drives that will raise funds to support relief efforts. Our pro bono program is organized to help people who may have short-term legal needs.
Our law school colleagues in the metropolitan New York and Long Island areas have been greatly impacted as well. Our alumnus Patty Salkin ’88, Dean of Touro Law Center located on Long Island, is leading efforts on the ground with her students, faculty and volunteers to provide a hotline, referral services and volunteer legal services to residents of that area. If you find yourself able to assist, I encourage you to do so.
It is during these times that we are reminded of our resilience and determination. And the pride I feel for our community at Albany Law is now underscored by their selflessness in helping others. A legal education not only prepares you to practice law, it prepares you to be good civic leaders committed to the betterment of society. Our students and graduates take that responsibility seriously every day. We have a strong, caring alumni network at Albany Law - this network is here for you.
I encourage you to be in touch with Albany Law School if there is some way that we can be of assistance to you by calling our alumni affairs office at 518-445-3361 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Penelope (Penny) AndrewsPresident and Dean