Career and Professional Development Center Events

The Career and Professional Development Center conducts dozens of career workshops each semester to help students learn about the employment landscape, understand organizations and the path toward employment, and network with professionals.

Sample career education workshops led by alumni representatives of various agencies and organizations include:

  • New York State Bar Association Event - 20 Practice Area Sections
  • Court Opportunities and Judicial Clerkships - Gateway to your Career
  • Compliance Careers
  • Corporate & Investment Banking
  • Law Firm / Business Forum - 40 partners and associates on campus
  • Marketing Yourself to Small Law Firms
  • International Internships
More than 20 programs with alumni involvement each semester

Jon Dorf '90, Dorf & Nelson LLP

Jon Dorf ’90, founder and managing partner of Dorf & Nelson LLP, spoke at orientation to the incoming class this summer about a variety of competencies important to their professional development. Some of these included the  Importance of networking, strategies for landing internships, externships, and summer positions that fits personal interests; the advantage Albany Law School offered through numerous experiential offerings; and using the supportive community law school provides.


State Judicial Clerkship Alumni Panel
Including Leyla A. Kiosse ’05, Tabak & Kiosse, LLP (Previously with The Hon. David E. Christensen, District Court, Fifth Judicial District, Minnesota District Court); Margaret Nyland Wood ’07, New York State Court of Appeals; and Erica Putnam ’06, The Hon. Christine M. Clark, New York State Supreme Court, Fourth Judicial District (previously with the NYS Appellate Division, Third Department)



At a speed mentoring event, students sat down for one-on-one meetings with alumni in a range of fields.

Selected featured speakers, left to right:

Craig Wittlin ’92, partner at Harter Secrest & Emery LLP in Rochester, N.Y., addressed a group of students in the Career and Professional Development Center. 

Christopher Simmons, vice president of Corporate Taxes at Bausch & Lomb, spoke to students about his field of work. 

Captain Rebecca Otey spoke to the students about summer work and post-graduation employment with the U.S. Air Force JAG.

David Miranda ’88, partner at Heslin Rothenberg and secretary to the New York State Bar Association, spoke at a career networking event. 

More than 50 organizations and agencies attended the public sector forum.

Law firms and businesses participated in the private sector career fair.