Kate Stoneman Day is held in honor of the law
school's first female graduate (1898) who was also the first woman
admitted to practice law in New York state.
On March 14, 1994, Albany Law School celebrated its first Kate
Stoneman Day, presenting the Kate Stoneman Award to individuals, like
Stoneman, who have demonstrated a commitment to actively seeking change
and expanding opportunities for women.
Honorable Judith S. Kaye, Chief Judge of the State of New York,
delivered the inaugural Kate Stoneman keynote address during Albany Law
School's first Kate Stoneman Day. Other honorees included Helen M. Pratt '28 and Professor Bernard E. Harvith.
The Kate Stoneman Awards are given to
individuals in the legal profession who have demonstrated a commitment
to actively seeking change and expanding opportunities for women.
See the list of the annual recipients.