Albany Law School will delay opening until 11am due to the weather.
Albany Law School announced today that it has recorded more
than $5.5 million in gifts this year, marking the highest yearly total in more
than a decade, a significant increase from the previous year’s total of $2.1
million. The year’s fundraising total—July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018—
includes more than $1.2 million to the Law School’s annual fund.
Albany Law School Trustees account for nearly $3.9 million
of the gifts this year. These gifts will go toward enhancing the student
experience, scholarships for students in need, and growing programs to support
innovation and entrepreneurship. Significant gifts were given to support
the Law School’s endowment, in particular, funds for student
All members of the Board of Trustees and the National Alumni
Association Board once again gave to the Law School.
“This significant increase in giving from our alumni and the
community is a clear vote of confidence that they support the direction of the
school,” said James E. Hacker, Chair of the Board of Trustees. “The
Trustees are proud to stand by our president and dean, our faculty, staff, and
students to continue building a stronger Albany Law School.”
“Albany Law School has seen growth in enrollment, in our overall
national ranking, and in the quality of students who are applying. We
continue to grow our resources to pursue the goals of our strategic plan,” said
President and Dean Alicia Ouellette. “We are very encouraged by the pledge
of support by our most loyal alumni supporters and trustees. A significant
number of our students receive some form of financial aid. Law school is
expensive and gifts like these often make law school possible for students who
otherwise could not afford it.”
Albany Law School has an endowment of approximately $65
million and is in the planning stages of a comprehensive capital campaign.
The Law School offers the J.D. degree—the traditional law
degree—as well as master’s degrees, including a fully online master's, LL.M.
degrees, and an online certificate.
Albany Law School is a small, private school
located in the heart of New York state’s capital where it has educated leaders
since 1851. The institution offers students an innovative, rigorous curriculum
taught by a committed faculty. It has an affiliation agreement with University
at Albany that includes shared programs, and access for students and faculty to
learn from one another. Students have access to New York's highest court,
federal courts, the executive branch and the state legislature. With
approximately 10,500 alumni practicing across the country and several continents,
Albany Law’s graduates serve as a vital community and resource for the school
and its students. The magazines “preLaw” and “National Jurist” have named
Albany Law 8th in government law, 11th in public interest law, 12th
in criminal law, and a top 20 law school for innovation. Visit www.albanylaw.edu.