Second-year Albany Law School student Edward W. McClenathan, has been selected as the recipient of the Margaret and Edgar A. Sandman '46 Fellowship, to study kinship care programs implemented by other states.
McClenathan will spend one year examining Kinship Care Navigator programs across the country, which are designed to assist non-parent caregivers in need of support and resources. He will research these programs and identify those programs which might serve as models in New York. He will also analyze these findings and present them to kinship experts for their feedback. The results of the study will be outlined in a report this fall.
The Margaret and Edgar A. Sandman '46 Fellowship, established in 1992, is named for the former banking executive and chair of the Albany Law School Board of Trustees and his wife. The fellowship is awarded each year to a second-year law student to spend a year studying a current issue in aging and health law.
McClenathan, of Albany, N.Y., holds a bachelor's degree in economics from SUNY Buffalo. He is in the accelerated program at Albany Law, and anticipates graduating in December 2007 with dual concentrations in environmental law and government administration and regulation.