Upon graduating this May, Joseph Dier '11 will begin work as a law clerk for the New York State Appellate Division, Fourth Department, based in Rochester, for two years.
While at Albany Law School, Dier has accumulated a wide variety of legal experiences, including interning at the Albany office of McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams for the past year. He is also currently serving as the Albany Law Reviews executive editor for symposia, which included organizing last semester's symposium, "Big Oil, Big Consequences and the Big Unknown: Exploring the Legal, Regulatory and Environmental Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill."
As an active moot court participant, Dier was a finalist in last year's Domenick L. Gabrielli Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Competition, and he will compete in the Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition at Fordham Law School this spring.
Dier has also completed internships with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and a criminal defense lawyer, and he participated in the law school's Civil Rights and Disabilities Law Clinic.
After his clerkship, Dier said, he is interested in joining a law firm's litigation and appellate practice group.
Dier, who is from Elizaville, N.Y., majored in philosophy, politics and law at Binghamton University before enrolling at Albany Law.