Fellowships

 

The Warren M. Anderson '40 Graduate Fellowship in Government Administration and Regulation is named in honor of his distinguished career as a New York State Senator, and most notably, his unwavering leadership as Senate Majority Leader. Twice serving as the state's Acting Lieutenant Governor, the 1940 Albany Law graduate served an extensive Senate term from 1952 to 1989. Gifts to the Anderson Graduate Fellow support a recent Albany Law School graduate who will focus on cutting-edge topics in government administration and regulation. The fellow will perform research on public policy reform issues, oversee the production of substantive projects and provide general legal assistance for Government Law Center programs. 

The Edward M. Cameron Jr. Public Service Fellowship was established through a fund from the Lyric Foundation.  It is awarded to a first or second year law student who will serve as a summer intern with a legal public service provider.  Edward Cameron was a 1920 graduate of Albany Law School.   

The Honorable Con G. Cholakis Public Service Fellowship provides underwriting support for law students working in public offices during the summer months.  It was endowed by Albany Law School in honor of Judge Cholakis, Class of 1958, a well-known and much-respected local attorney, who served as Rensselaer County District Attorney and later as Rensselaer County judge.  In 1986, he was appointed United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of New York and served there until his retirement in 1996.  

The Joseph C. Foiadelli Public Service Fellowship was established by family and friends of Joseph C. Foiadelli, Esq., Class of 1997 who, at the time of his death in 1998, was an Assistant Public Defender for Columbia County.  It provides assistance for second or third year students who intend to undertake temporary or part-time employment in the public service sector during the summer.   

The Robert C. Glennon Adirondack Park Fellowship, endowed by Friends of Robert Glennon, Esq., helps underwrite summer employment for law students working on Adirondack Park environmental/land use matters with either a not-for-profit organization or a New York State agency dedicated to the protection of the Adirondack Park.  Robert Glennon is a former executive director of the Adirondack Park Agency and a 1970 graduate of Albany Law School.

The Barry Gold '70 Health Law Clinical Program, established by Mr. Gold's widow and children, provides for the hiring of the Barry Gold '70 Health Law Clinic Fellow and/or Professor responsible for representing clients with cancer or other chronic medical conditions and providing training on legal rights for clients/patients, advocates, health care staff, physicians and related professionals, as well as law and medical students.

The Arthur J. Harvey '30 Summer Stipend for Civil Liberties Law was established by family and friends of Arthur Harvey to provide funding which will support students working full time in the summers to advance the causes of civil liberties and human rights.  Mr. Harvey, a prominent Albany attorney, often represented people whose civil and human rights had been violated.  The fellowship is intended to support students gaining valuable professional experience while working in a governmental or non-profit agency, organization or academic institution to advance an unpopular legal issue or one that affects people who struggle to obtain legal representation or fair treatment.  

The Honorable Howard A. Levine Fellowship in Juvenile Justice honors the life work of Judge Howard Levine.  It was endowed by family and friends of the judge upon his retirement from the New York State Court of Appeals.  The fellowship provides a stipend for a student who will devote a summer or a semester to advancing juvenile justice, a cause for which Judge Levine was a champion.  

The Edgar and Margaret Sandman Fellowships was established in 1992 by Morris Silverman, Class of 1936, in honor of Edgar A. Sandman, Class of 1946. It is awarded to a second-year student based upon merit and commitment to public service. The Fellow spends a full year at the Government Law Center conducting research which culminates in authorship of a major study and development of a statewide forum.