New Racing and Gaming Fellow to Tackle Holes in Racing Law

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Albany Law School recently hired Melissa Perry to be the Postgraduate Fellow in Racing and Gaming Law in the school’s Government Law Center.

While in law school, Perry, a 2013 graduate of Albany Law, was an intern with the New York State Department of Taxation, the Law Office of Stephen Rockmacher, and Disability Advocates Incorporated. She also clerked for Judge Lawrence Kahn in the U.S. District Court and Judge Rachel Kretser in the criminal division of Albany City Court.

A lifelong horsewoman, Perry rode on the University of Stony Brook riding team as an undergraduate, and from 2000 to 2005, she trained the Naples Riding Academy Show Team in Naples, Fl. Her current mount is an off-the-track thoroughbred who is a grandson of the great Seattle Slew.

Located a short distance from Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Albany Law School's Government Law Center has established the country's first full-time racing and gaming law program dedicated to law and policy study on all aspects of gaming, including horse racing, Indian gaming, lotteries and charitable gaming.