Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Connie Mayer will be Acting President and Dean while President and Dean Thomas F. Guernsey is on sabbatical during the 2008 fall semester.
In her new role, Acting Dean Mayer welcomed the Class of 2011 during orientation, noting that they are the most geographically and racially diverse group the school has ever taught, coming from 15 countries and 30 states, with 25 percent of them calling themselves part of a minority group.
"With the excitement of new faculty, a stellar J.D. class, record-breaking M.S. and LL.M. enrollment, and several impressive upcoming symposia-including the three-day God and the Land Conference-this semester should be a wonderful experience for all of us," Mayer said.
Alumni can expect to meet Dean Mayer during Reunion Weekend activities (Sept 26-28) and other alumni events this fall.
Mayer joined the faculty of Albany Law School in 1986, after practicing law with East Texas Legal Services and then working in a criminal and civil law private practice. Her former positions at the school include: director of the Disabilities Law Clinic (1986-1992); director of the AIDS/HIV Law Clinic (1992-1996); director of the Clinical Legal Studies Program (1992-2001); associate dean for Student Affairs (1999-2005); and currently associate dean for Academic Affairs.