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Career and Professional Development Center

Our Mission

The Career and Professional Development Center’s mission is to partner with students in fostering a culture of career education and exploration that inspires students to chart their individual career paths with an intentional emphasis on developing student professionalism, self-awareness, resourcefulness, resilience, ethical decision-making, and confidence that leads to successful employment outcomes unique to each student.

Our Services

    Student Career Services

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    We are excited about career coaching and student development. Every student has the opportunity to work hand in hand with a career counselor from the very beginning of law school. The effectiveness of this partnering is evident, not only when students receive job offers, but also when students meaningfully determine their future career goals. Our mission is to make sure students have every available resource to achieve those goals.

    Career Education

    Career education is integral to creating professional choices and opportunities for students, and it begins with learning about the many options our graduates pursue. Students gain knowledge about different career paths by meeting with and speaking to alumni at career panels, lunches, networking receptions and through our unique Alumni Engagement Process, whereby counselors make individualized introductions between students and alumni based upon practice area and/or geographic preferences.


    Careful self-assessment is the cornerstone of career development. Our career counselors support students in identifying the values, skills, and characteristics they already have, and those they wish to develop. Our individualized career planning approach, using inquiry, reflection, and discussion helps students identify career goals and develop action plans to achieve those goals.

    Alumni Mentoring

    Students who wish to participate in our Alumni in Mentoring program are matched with alumni who help to guide them with their career choices and develop their own professional network.

    Learn more about the Alumni Initiative in Mentoring

    Internship/Job Search

    There are many internships and jobs available to Albany Law School students. We advise students on how to become superior candidates, beginning with a resume and cover letter review workshop during first semester of law school and mock interviewing during second semester. Additionally, students may obtain help from a dedicated writing specialist to refine writing samples for submission to employers. All of our internships are posted on AlbanyLaw Link, which allows for easy identification of potential internships and jobs using practice area and geographic preferences. We also participate in various job fairs and promote many diversity opportunities, partnering with bar associations and law firms.

    Examples of some of the internships and jobs obtained include:

    Public Interest

    Alaska Legal Services Corporation (Anchorage, AK)
    Defenders of Wildlife – Washington, DC
    Disability Rights New York (DRNY) – Albany, NY
    Empire Justice Center - Albany, NY
    Environmental Advocates of New York – Albany, NY
    Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. – Ithaca, NY
    Mercy for Animals – Los Angeles, CA
    The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc. – Albany, NY
    The Legal Project, Capital District Women’s Bar Association – Albany, NY
    The Door – New York, NY
    Southern Coalition for Social Justice – Durham, SC
    Urban Justice Center – New York, NY


    Albany County District Attorney’s Office
    Bronx County District Attorney’s Office
    Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office
    Nassau County District Attorney’s Office
    New York County District Attorney’s Office
    New York City Law Department, Office of the Corporation Counsel
    New York State Office of the Governor, Executive Chamber – Albany, NY
    Office of the New York State Attorney General – Albany, NY
    Queens County District Attorney’s Office
    US Attorney’s Office, Northern District of New York – Albany, NY
    US Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York – Central Islip, NY
    US Attorney’s Office, Western District of New York – Rochester, NY
    US Department of Justice, Professional Responsibility Advisory Office – Washington, DC
    US Department of Veterans Affairs, Albany Stratton VA Medical Center – Albany, NY
    US Securities and Exchange Commission – Washington, DC


    New York State Court of Appeals
    New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department
    New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York
    US Court of Appeals, Second Circuit – Rutland, VT
    US Court of International Trade
    US District Court, Southern District of Texas – Houston, TX
    US District Court, Eastern District of Texas – Tyler, TX
    US District Court, Southern District of New York – White Plains, NY
    US District Court, Northern District of New York – Albany, NY
    US District Court, Western District of New York – Rochester, NY

    Private Law Firms

    Barclay Damon, LLP - Syracuse, NY
    Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC – Albany, NY
    Brewer Attorneys & Counselors – New York, NY
    Cahill Gordon & Reindel – New York, NY
    Couch White, LLP – Albany, NY
    Coughlin Gerhart, LLP - Binghampton, NY
    Dorf & Nelson LLP – Rye, NY
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, LLP – New York, NY
    Hage & Hage LLC – Utica, NY
    Harter Secrest & Emery – Rochester, NY
    Harris Beach, PLLC - Pittsford, NY
    Hinman, Howard & Kattel, LLP - Binghampton, NY
    Holland & Knight, LLP – Boston, MA
    Hodgson Russ LLP, Buffalo, NY
    Jones Day – Cleveland, OH
    Milbank - New York, NY
    McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC – Albany, NY
    McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C. –Albany, NY
    O’Connell & Aronowitz, P.C. – Albany, NY
    Pattison, Sampson, Ginsberg & Griffin - Troy, NY
    Seward & Kissel LLP – New York, NY
    Smith, Sovik, Kendrick & Sugnet , P.C. - Syracuse, NY
    Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP – Albany, NY>
    Woods Oviatt Gilman, LLP - Rochester, NY
    Young/Sommer, LLC - Albany, NY

    Alumni Career Opportunities

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    Job Seekers

    Through AlbanyLaw Link, alumni can access lateral job postings. To schedule a meeting with one of our career counselors to discuss job opportunities and career strategy, please call the Career and Professional Development Center at 518-445-2371.

    Gain access by completing the AlbanyLaw Link registration form.

    Hire Albany Law Talent

    Connect with talented Albany Law students and alumni by posting your job opportunities on AlbanyLaw Link.


    Make connections with students through our career education programs, mock interview programs, employer information sessions, or by serving as a mentor.

    Learn more about volunteer and mentor opportunities.

    Our reputation for developing practice-ready professionals makes Albany Law students and graduates a much sought after talent pool. Our students and alumni are hired by AmLaw 100 law firms, premiere government offices and agencies, public interest organizations, and the highest levels of the judiciary.


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