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Albany Law School's newest students were greeted with a standing ovation when they were sworn in by U.S. District Judge Mae D'Agostino on the final day of orientation, Monday, August 22, 2016.
The class represented a 16% increase in size from last year, along with greater diversity and stronger academic indicators. About the Class of 2019:
Photos: Class of ’19 Orientation
Orientation kicked off Thursday, August 18, with remarks from President & Dean Alicia Ouellette ’94 — "You are part of the Albany Law School family," she said — and U.S. Attorney Robert Capers ’96, who was appointed to serve the Eastern District of New York by President Barack Obama in 2015.
"You folks are our future," said Capers, noting that he was in their shoes on his first day of law school 23 years ago. He advised the students to keep an open mind, lean on each other, nurture and utilize alumni connections, and have fun.
During the three-day program, incoming students participated in collaborative exercises and a network lunch, learned about opportunities on campus, and heard from faculty members, alumni and current students on various topics. Orientation concluded with Judge D'Agostino delivering the oath of professionalism.
"It's not easy getting to law school and you all have accomplished that," Judge D'Agostino said. "Congratulations to you and your family members."
"Remember, you're professionals now," she added. "You're embarking on this great career. So take advantage of everything that Albany Law School and its faculty have to offer to you."