Albany Law School works in partnership with the business and legal community, the philanthropic sector, and government leaders and agencies to identify Albany Law School projects and programs that coincide with their own strategic and giving objectives. The office also assists individual faculty members seeking external funding for particular projects.
Support from government, foundations, and corporations can come in the form of contracts for services, grants for research or infrastructure improvements and sponsorships of alumni events and other programs. Contributions can fund ongoing operations, specific projects, or endowments.
Opportunities for giving to Albany Law School by organizations include:
The Albany Law Clinic & Justice Center
The Government Law Center
The Science and Technology Law Center
Contributions to endow scholarships and fellowships awarded to students based on criteria such as academic achievement, geographic area, field of interest, and socio-economic background is needed. This type of financial aid is critical to attracting both a qualified and diverse student body. Contributions may be made to also endow professorships in a particular field of study and/or in the name of a donor. The retention and attraction of renowned faculty is essential to both maintaining the quality of the educational program and keeping the School on the cutting edge of legal theory and practice.
The Law School recently completed construction of a 38,000 square-foot building that houses the Albany Law Clinic & Justic Center, Government Law Center, Lawyering Program, Career Center and administrative offices. In addition, our historic 1928 Building was extensively renovated to include upgrades in technology, handicapped accessibility, classrooms and student study areas. Contributions can be earmarked for a particular space or facility at the Law School that will be recognized in honor of the donor.
Alumni who serve in leadership roles in government, with foundations, and in corporate management can be especially helpful to the Law School in gaining access to decision-makers at these entities and in securing support for the School’s initiatives and funding requests.
If you are interested in learning more about corporate philanthropy, please contact James Kellerhouse, Director of of Development, at 518-445-3219 or via e-mail at