I look forward to seeing you all during the 1L Orientation program.
Our goal during Orientation is to introduce you to the fundamental skills that you will need as you begin your legal education at Albany Law School. The three-day program provides many formal and informal opportunities to meet faculty, staff, upper-level students and your future classmates.
This webpage is intended to be a one-stop resource to prepare you to start law school in August. We encourage you to review the below information well in advance of Orientation, and to revisit the page for any updates or new information.
We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to Albany Law School in August.
Penelope (Penny) AndrewsPresident & Dean
Professional Development Day
Orientation Assignments: Orientation reading assignments have been posted to WebAdvisor.
Reading Assignments for First Week of Class: Reading assignments for the first week of classes, Aug. 18 - 22, will be posted to the portal by Aug. 13.
WebAdvisor Task List
Suggested Attire: Appropriate dress during Orientation is business casual (no t-shirts, jeans, or sneakers, please). We suggest business attire on the final day of Orientation, Friday, Aug. 15, which ends with a swearing-in ceremony and your class photo.
Food Accommodations during Orientation: If you have any special dietary needs (gluten allergy, milk allergy, vegan, etc.), please email the Student Affairs Office no later than Aug. 5 at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can ensure there is a menu option available for you.
Parking During Orientation: You may park in the parking lot immediately adjacent to the law school off of Holland Avenue during Orientation. (That lot is usually reserved for 3L students, but you can use it during Orientation Week only.)
Additional information forthcoming
Fall 2014 Course Schedule
Fall 2014 First-Year Exam Schedule
Fall 2014 Calendar and Notes
Course Materials and First Assignments
Faculty Advisor Selection: At Albany Law School, Faculty Advisors assist students throughout their academic careers. You will have the opportunity during the week of July 21 to select your adviser for your first year of law school. During that week, you will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to select your adviser using the Albany Law School Portal. If you do not select an adviser before Aug. 4, we will be happy to select one for you. We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to work directly with a faculty mentor in planning the rest of your law school experience.
Academic Accommodations: Please contact email@example.com at your earliest opportunity if you have a disability and need an accommodation during Orientation. You must also advise us of any documented disabilities or language issues (e.g., ESL) for which you plan to request academic accommodations throughout the year. Our law school community is inclusive of all our students and provides appropriate support to them. You can start the accommodation process now by submitting an Academic Accommodations Form and/or English as a Second Language Form, which can be found on WebAdvisor (Printing/Completion section) or the Portal (Student Affairs page). If you would like your accommodation in place by the first day of classes, you must return your documentation to the Academic and Student Affairs Office or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, Aug. 11.
Seating Accommodations: You will have assigned seats for all of your 1L classes. If you have a documented disability or a physical impairment that requires a special seating accommodation, please fill out the Seating Accommodation Form on WebAdvisor no later than Monday, Aug. 11. Seating assignments for the first day of classes will be available on WebAdvisor on Friday, Aug. 15.
Pamela Armstrong '86, Lawyering Professor
Ira Mark Bloom, Justice David Josiah Brewer Distinguished Professor of Law
Ray Brescia, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Government Law Center
Christine Chung, Associate Professor of Law and Co-director of the Institute for Financial Market Regulation
Stephen Clark, Professor of Law
Peter Halewood, Professor of Law
Robert Heverly '92, Associate Professor of Law
Dorothy Hill, Lawyering Professor
Keith Hirokawa, Professor of Law
Timothy Lytton, Albert and Angela Farone Distinguished Professor of Law
Deborah Mann '79, Lawyering Professor
Connie Mayer, Raymond and Ella Smith Distinguished Professor of Law; Clinical Professor of Law
Dale Moore, Professor of Law
David Pratt, Professor of Law
Rosemary Queenan, Lawyering Professor and Associate Dean for Student Affairs
James Redwood, Professor of Law
Gerald Rock '97, Associate Lawyering Professor
Alex Seita, Professor of Law
Jenean Taranto, Lawyering Professor
Donna Young, Professor of Law
Penelope (Penny) Andrews, President & Dean
Alicia Ouellette '94 , Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Intellectual Life and Professor of Law
Rosemary Queenan, Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Lawyering Professor
Nadia Castriota, Assistant Dean and Director of Admissions
Sandra Mans, Assistant Dean, Career Center
Joann Fitzsimmons, Assistant Dean and Registrar
James Kellerhouse, Assistant Dean for Insitutional Advancement
Albany Law School Portal
Parking: For the school year, you will need a parking permit, which you may apply for via WebAdvisor. Permits will be issued beginning Monday, Aug. 4. After completing the Permit Application on WebAdvisor, please stop by the Business Office Suite on the second floor of the 2000 building to pay for your permit. A receipt will be provided allowing you to pick up your hang tag from Administrative Services in Room C119 in the 1928 building. You will need to present a picture ID and current vehicle registration. Only vehicles registered in the name of the applying student, the student’s parent, guardian or spouse are eligible for a permit.