National Jurist, a magazine for law students, ranked Albany Law School as one of the top 15 law schools in the country for government jobs.
More than a quarter of Albany Law graduates are working in federal and state agencies and for municipalities. The law school’s unique position – the only law school in New York state’s capital - offers students ample opportunities, from internships to employment.
Several hundred alumni work for New York state government alone, including more than 50 in the Attorney General’s office and several dozen in the Supreme Court Appellate Division, as well as dozens in various state departments, including 30 alumni at the Department of Health and 30 at the Department of Environmental Conservation. Across the state there are more than 200 graduates working in district attorney offices, and nearly 150 more working as lawyers for cities and towns.
The Government Law Center of Albany Law School is the oldest government law center in the United States. The Center provides services to government leaders and the community, giving students the opportunity to work on a wide range of legal-related projects in areas such as municipal law, aging law, planning and zoning, alternative energy and more. The complete list will be published in the National Jurist's January issue, as well as the winter issue of preLaw magazine.