Albany Law School recently announced the addition of Susan Feathers as the assistant dean for student affairs. In her new position, Feathers will provide oversight of student affairs activities, including student development and programming issues, student access and accommodations issues, and Student Bar Association and member organizations. She will also develop a more robust pro bono program and teach in the academic support program.
Before joining Albany Law School, Feathers was the executive director of the Levin Center for Public Service & Public Interest Law at Stanford University Law School, and she also served as assistant dean at the University of Pennsylvania Law School for nine years. While at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Feathers developed one of the country's first mandatory pro bono programs, which subsequently won a pro bono award from the American Bar Association. She has also been a public interest advisor at Yale Law School and held positions at Brooklyn Law School and Hofstra Law School.
Feathers began her career as an associate appellate counsel with the Legal Aid Society's Criminal Appeals Bureau in New York City. She earned her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in 1987, and her bachelor and master's degrees in sociology from The University of Pennsylvania.