Distinguished Alumni

Albany Law has a tradition of preparing graduates for lives of remarkable accomplishment in law and related fields. It has been a stepping stone to the W​hite House, seats on the U.S. Supreme Court, and innumerable distinguished careers in private practice, business, legal scholarship and public service.

Our notable a​lumni include:

William McKinley 1867

25th President of the United States

Robert H. Jackson '12

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

Kate Stoneman 1898

First alumna and woman admitted to the New York State Bar

N.Y. Governor Andrew Cuomo, Class of '82

James Benedict '74

Chairman of Litigation Dept., Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, N.Y.

Michael Borger '82 

Associate General Counsel, Macy's

Andrew Cuomo '82

New York State Governor

Lawrence H. Cooke '39 

Former Chief Judge of New York State

Richard Eaton '74   

Judge, United States Court of International Trade 

Victoria Graffeo '77 

Former Associate Judge, New York State Court of Appeals

Megyn Kelly '95

Host, The Kelly File, Fox News

Elizabeth Loewy '84

Former Chief of the Elder Abuse Unit, Manhattan District Attorney's Office 

David McGraw '92

Vice President and Assistant Counsel, New York Times Company

Richard D. Parsons '71

Former Chairman, Citigroup

Patty Salkin '88

Dean, Touro Law School

Leslie Stein '81
Associate Judge, New York State Court of Appeals

Johanna Torsone '75

Executive Vice President, Chief HR Officer, Pitney Bowes 

Thomas J. Vilsack '75

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture; Former Governor of Iowa

Lisa Whitney '71

Vice President, VF Sportswear, Inc. (Nautica and other brands)

Stephen P. Younger '82

New York State Bar Association past president;
Partner, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP


More Historical Alumni

David Brewer 1858

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

William Vilas 1860

U.S. Senator, Postmaster General, Secretary of the Interior

Harris Plaisted 1856

Governor of Maine

Redfield Proctor 1860

Governor of Vermont, Secretary of War, U.S. Senator

William Lord 1866

Governor of Oregon

Alton Parker 1873

Democratic Candidate for U.S. President 1904, American Bar Association president 1907, Chief Judge of N.Y. Court of Appeals