Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs is committed to providing personal support for all our students. 

At the law school you will have countless opportunities to participate in a wide range of professionally and personally enriching activities, including student-run organizations, law journals, moot court and guest lectures.
Our office is here to provide the ongoing support and guidance that you need to succeed in a demanding environment. In addition to individual support, we work with our Student Bar Association, which is the governing body for more than 30 student-run organizations; advise our nationally recognized Moot Court Program; coordinate a law-related volunteer service program; and oversee counseling and wellness programming for students. In addition, our office organizes Orientation and Commencement and publishes the Student Handbook, which includes important information and is required reading for all Albany Law School students.
The Student Affairs Office also works closely with the director of multicultural initiatives on organizing trainings, programs and events that promote and cultivate a community that honors diversity in all its forms. For more information about multicultural programing, contact director Pershia Wilkins at
The Student Affairs Office has several student positions, including an English as a second language tutor, LAP student counselor and pro bono student director, as well student assistants that allow our office to connect with the student body on a more personal level.

​Please contact us at or 518-445-3235, or stop by Room 203 in the 1928 Building. 

Wellness Intern

Launched in 2011, the Wellness Intern helps coordinate a series of Wellness events for students such as volleyball, yoga, zumba and chair massages. In addition the Wellness Intern works with Lawyers Assistance Program (LAP) to bring in a confidential counselor to support Albany Law School students struggling with depression, stress and/or an overreliance on alcohol or drugs.  

ESL Tutor

Created in the fall of 2009, our English as a Second Language (ESL) Tutor position provides individualized support and counseling to our international students.  

Pro Bono Student Director

Students volunteer dozens of hours every semester toward public service. Our pro bono student director(s) assist the Office of Student Affairs with all administrative aspects of the pro bono program. They assist with recruiting and placing students, monitoring student work, coordinating trainings and events, and updating the materials. Click here for more on the program.

Student Reception Assistants

Our office is also in charge of the Student Reception Assistants, who can be found upon entering the law school. They provide assistance and support to Albany Law School visitors by providing directions and other pertinent information.