Albany Law School will be closed today until 4pm due to the weather.
The Community Development Clinic, founded in 2016, is a legal resource for grassroots groups of long-time residents in low-income neighborhoods, as well as new immigrants, that don't have access to pro bono legal services but need representation in forming a new not-for-profit, or small business, or assistance advocating for economic development in a particular neighborhood.
The Clinic assists groups with:
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Students, under the supervision of a professor or practicing attorney, learn key corporate law and deal closing skills, including client counseling and interviewing, negotiation, drafting, advocacy, and public speaking. Students learn the importance of pro bono and professional responsibility by servicing vulnerable populations such as domestic violence victims, and the formerly incarcerated.
The Community Development Clinic was made possible by a significant donation by Edward P. Swyer and The Swyer Family Foundation.
Professor Edward W. De Barbieri
The Albany Law School Clinic and Justice Center is funded, in part, through public grants and private donors. For more information please contact the clinic at 518-445-2328, or