University at Albany, SUNY
Major: Criminal Justice and Sociology; Minor: Homeland Security and Psychology
To be able to practice law in a field that I can be genuinely passionate about that serves a positive purpose.
I’ve only been here a short amount of time but the most meaningful thing I’ve experience so far is the overwhelming support I have received from the students, staff, and faculty. Everyone is always there to offer help or guidance!
Albany is one of the best areas you could be while in law school. There are so many opportunities because we are right in the Capital region, and it is a really great place to make connections for the future. Aside from that, there are so many opportunities within the school itself (from clubs to internships) to enhance your experiences in the field of law. The faculty, staff, alumni, and trustees are all so dedicated to helping you reach your goals to find success in the future. There is a friendly competitive nature within the classroom- everyone wants to be the best, but nobody wants to see anyone else left behind. It makes for a really unique atmosphere that you won’t find anywhere else.
I chose Albany Law because I feel at home here. I’ve been in Albany for a while so it made sense for me to go to school here out of convenience, but since the day I came for a tour I knew it was the right choice for me, regardless of the location. Every single person at this school from classmates to staff is so supportive, welcoming, and helpful, and they genuinely care about the success of each student. That was what I liked the most. It’s not as cut throat or competitive as most other law schools, it’s more of a family that will always be there for you, while still pushing you to be the best.