response to a growing demand for qualified attorneys to work in the nation’s $225-billion equine, racing and gaming industries,
and with several casinos in development stage across New York state, Albany
Law School recently announced that it will offer a concentration in equine, racing and
gaming law — the only one of its kind in the nation — starting September 2014
for the incoming class of 2017.
Offered through The Saratoga Institute for Equine, Racing, and
— the new institute within Albany Law School’s Government Law Center — the concentration
will encompass expanded courses on
equine law, racing regulations and gaming industry law, which will be added to
a pre-existing business concentration that offers such courses as administrative,
insurance, employment and tax law.
“Throughout New York and beyond, there is currently
and will be an unmet need for attorneys trained in the legal and regulatory
infrastructure of the equine, racing and gaming industries,” said Albany Law
School President & Dean Penelope (Penny) Andrews. “Currently,
no U.S. law school offers a comprehensive program in law relating to these
“This extraordinary new program will prepare highly-qualified
students for a burgeoning area of law,” added Ray Brescia, associate professor
and director of the Government Law Center. “Specialized
coursework will allow students to master complex regulatory law and
administrative hearing concepts, while internships and field placements will
provide hands-on opportunities for skills practice. Students graduating from
the program will be poised to become industry leaders in the private sector and
The institute will serve as a comprehensive
educational and professional training center for the equine, racing and gaming industries.
Institute offerings will include educational conferences and continuing legal
education events, seminars on commonly encountered legal issues, and a cyber
lunch series for private and public attorneys to discuss similar legal issues.
To ensure the future of The Saratoga Institute for
Equine, Racing, and Gaming Law and the new concentration, Albany Law School is pursuing
opportunities for long-term, sustainable funding sources. For more information
about institute sponsorship opportunities and the new concentration, contact 518-445-3263 or firstname.lastname@example.org.