President and Dean Penelope (Penny) Andrews, along with the rest of the law school community, welcomed Albany Law School's 202 newest students - the Class of 2015 - at their Orientation on Aug. 15.
Dean Andrews' remarks are available online as video or transcript.
The Class of 2015 is nearly equally split between females and males, with 51 percent of the class being female. Minority enrollment accounts for 21 percent of the class.
More than 50 of Albany Law's incoming 1Ls are from outside New York state, from Arkansas to Hawaii, and several are from other countries, including China and Turkey. The class speaks 10 different native languages in addition to English, including Hindi, Russian and Swedish.
Average age for the Class of 2015 is 23, with a range from 20 years old to two students in their mid-40s.
In her remarks, Dean Andrews told the students, "I am dedicating my deanship to ensuring that the Class of 2015 has a rich and rewarding experience."