Albany Law School recently appointed Emily Ekland '12 to the position of staff attorney in the school’s Government Law Center (GLC). In her new role, she will conduct legal research and write articles spanning municipal law, environmental law, entrepreneurship and clean technology, among other topics; organize conferences on government-related issues; and manage summer fellows and work study students.
An Albany resident and 2012 graduate of Albany Law, Ekland was most recently a post-graduate fellow in the GLC, where she updated the Legal Handbook for Early Stage Business and coordinated a white paper series on alternative energy systems and business startup issues, both projects supported by NYSERDA.
Professor Robert Heverly, the GLC's interim director, noted, "Emily's post-graduate fellow work on entrepreneurship and technology innovation has provided a strong foundation that we intend to build upon well into the future. Her appointment as staff attorney both recognizes her hard work and emphasizes the law school's and the Government Law Center's commitment to this area of law and legal practice."
During law school, Ekland was a law clerk for the School Administrators Association of New York State, based in Latham, N.Y. She was also executive editor of the Albany Government Law Review. She earned her undergraduate degree in history and political science from Russell Sage College in Troy, N.Y.