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The Government and Public Service Placements allow students to gain
experience in public service in a variety of settings, including state
government, federal government, local government and not-for-profit
organizations. Included are legislative placements that allow students
to help develop policy and law, government agency placements that allow
students to work in a variety of regulatory and statutory fields, local
government placements that allow students to experience the
inner-workings of government at the local level, and not-for-profit
agency placements that allow students to become involved with various
areas of law and policy in a public, but non-governmental, setting. Each
placement offers particular, specific and unique opportunities to
obtain hands-on experience and to network with government and
non-government attorneys. Students are required to participate in a
weekly classroom session.
Depending on the particular placement location, students will be
assigned to work with attorneys on various legal tasks which may include
cases in litigation and other environmental advocacy initiatives,
including legislation. Subject areas may include toxic waste litigation,
prosecuting environmental crimes, air and water pollution and Article
78 practice (e.g., defending in court administrative determinations of
the Department of Environmental Conservation, the Adirondack Park Agency
and other state agencies).
Download the application.
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