Dear Alumni and Friends,
I find it hard to believe that I have finished my fourth academic year here at Albany Law School. While my past letters have focused on our challenges, I think we should occasionally pause and recognize that we have accomplished a great amount. To mark that time, I recently delivered my first State of the School address.
Below I review some of the larger themes of the address. Many of these themes will seem familiar to those who have been following the progress of the school. Seen collectively, our achievements are very impressive, all of which could not have been done without the help of our alumni and friends.
What I don't mention below is our new branding campaign. This letterhead, the new Web site and address, and our spring '06 magazine which you recently received are part of a larger effort to better communicate the quality of our achievements.
I look forward to your support as we continue the mission and vision of Albany Law School.
Admissions & Bar Passage
As I often say, none of these changes could have taken place without the support of friends and alumni like you. If you support the direction the school is going, it is still not too late to make a contribution to this year's annual fund. Through your giving, we can make a great institution even better.
I look forward to building together the bright future of Albany Law School.
Thomas F. GuernseyPresident and Dean