Albany Law Named Among Top 20 Schools for Public Interest Law

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Date: 11/05/2008

Publication also recognizes international and employment law programs

Albany Law School was named 18th nationally in a list of the top 75 schools for public interest law, as well as among the top schools for international and labor and employment law, in the fall 2008 issue of preLaw magazine.

The public interest law ranking was based on three equally-weighted categories: student involvement, including how many recent graduates entered the public interest field; curriculum, including the strength of clinical programs; and financial factors.

A key component of Albany Law School's success is its award-winning Clinic & Justice Center, which operates as an in-house public interest law firm providing free legal services to eligible clients. Each year, the clinic recruits more than 250 students for clinic projects, represents more than 600 clients, assists more than 1,500 individuals and organizations, and offers more than 40 community education programs.

preLaw magazine also included Albany Law School among the nation's top 14 institutions for labor and employment law and the top 47 for international law. The publication is distributed to 60,000 students, professors and administrators at more than 300 colleges and universities.