Albany Law School will be closed today until 4pm due to the weather.
Second- and third-year students are afforded a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in exceptional judicial, governmental, public interest and select private law offices for an intense semester-long placement experience. Under the direct supervision of highly experienced supervising attorney/mentors, students will spend 35 hours per week participating in and conducting the legal work of their chosen office. In prior years, students have worked at such placements as the White House, Pfizer, the New York Police Department, in the chambers of federal judges, the Federal Defender Service of Tennessee, and the New York Attorney General’s Office.
Depending on the placement, students may be involved in witness interviewing, trial preparation, legal research and writing, drafting of opinions, fact investigation, depositions and conducting trials or hearings. Students participate in the related field placement class, maintain a journal of their placement experiences, and meet periodically with the director of the Government Law Center, who supervises the program. Students receive twelve academic credits for their supervised field work, contemporaneous clinic class, journals and other faculty assignments. Students interested in SIP must contact the Government Law Center to discuss Semester-in-Practice opportunities.
Director of the Government Law Center; Associate Professor of Law
The Albany Law School Clinic and Justice Center is funded, in part, through public grants and private donors. For more information please contact the clinic at 518-445-2328, or