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Employer Recruiting Services

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.

Recruiting Albany Law Talent

Utilize AlbanyLaw Link to participate in our on- and off- campus recruiting programs. Interviews are conducted at the Career and Professional Development Center and in New York City during the months of July and August.  Our spring on-campus recruiting program takes place in February and March and includes the 1L class.

Some of the employers who have hired Albany Law School students and graduates 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

    Government

    New York State Court of Appeals
    New York State Office of the Governor, Executive Chamber – Albany, NY
    New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department
    New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department
    Office of the New York State Attorney General – Albany, NY
    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

    Judicial

    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
    The Towne Law Firm, P.C. - Albany, NY
    Tully Rinckey PLLC - Albany, NY
    Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP – Albany, NY
    Woods Oviatt Gilman, LLP - Rochester, NY
    Young/Sommer, LLC - Albany, NY

    Business and Industry

    American Express (New York, NY)
    Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon) (New York, NY)
    Barclays (New York, NY)
    Capital District Physicians Health Plan, Inc. (CDPHP) (Albany, NY)
    Capitol Bridge, LLC (Arlington, VT)
    Citadel (New York, NY)
    CS Energy (Edison, NJ)
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston, MA)
    daVinici Payments (Buffalo Grove, IL)
    Deloitte LLP (Boston, MA)
    doeLegal (Philadelphia, PA)
    Ernst & Young (EY) (New York, NY)
    GLOBALFOUNDRIES (Malta, NY)
    Goldman Sachs Ayco Personal Financial Management (Saratoga Springs, NY)
    Hollister Incorporated (Libertyville, IL)
    IBM Patent Center (Endicott, NY)
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. (New York, NY)
    KPMG International (New York, NY)
    Long Island Builders Institute (Islandia, NY)
    Mizuho (New York, NY)
    New York University Langone Health (New York, NY)
    Nine Pin Ciderworks LLC (Albany, NY)
    PayPal (New York, NY)
    Plumbing Foundation City of New York (New York, NY)
    PwC
    Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking (New York, NY)
    Standard Chartered Bank (New York, NY)

    Employers also have the option to post summer, post-graduate, part-time, and lateral positions, at any time, on our password-protected online job board, AlbanyLaw Link. AlbanyLaw Link is accessible to Albany Law School students and alumni.

    If your organization is interested in participating in Albany Law School’s recruiting programs, please contact our Associate Director of Employer Partnerships & Outreach, Meg Wager.

    Recruiting Information

    Albany is within a three-hour drive from New York City, Boston and Montreal, and it is served by an excellent air and rail transportation system.

    Directions and Hotel Recommendations

    Location of On-campus Interviews

    Parking (at the 2000 Building)

      Recruiting Policies for Employers

      The Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) welcomes recruiting engagement with Albany Law School students. If you have specific questions regarding any of our programs, please contact us at: careers@albanylaw.edu.

      Albany Law School endorses the “Principles for a Fair and Ethical Recruitment Process” set forth by the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), and expects both employers and students to adhere to these principles. Additionally, Albany Law School sets forth the following Recruiting Policies, in combination with all relevant laws, to promote fair and ethical recruiting:

      General Policies

      1. Unless addressed elsewhere in these policies, all summer employment and post-graduate employment should remain open for not less than 14 business days after the date of the written offer.
      2. All offers should be provided in writing by an employer and the date of the written offer will serve as the offer date for all deadlines.
      3. Employers should grant reasonable requests to extend offers and should communicate clearly to candidates their requested timing for answers.  
      4. Students should become familiar with employer recruiting policies.

      Offers of Summer Employment to Second Year (2L) Law Students by On- and Off-campus Interview Programs (OCI), and NALP Member Employers:

      1. Offers made to rising 2Ls prior to the first day of Albany Law School’s OCI program should remain open until at least 14 business days after the first day of the OCI program with the possibility of extensions beyond that time to be agreed upon between the student and employer.   
      2. Offers made on or after the first day of Albany Law School’s OCI program should remain open for 14 business days from the date of the written offer.  
      3. Employers may request that students who receive an offer confirm their interest in maintaining the offer within 14 business days of receipt of the written offer.
      4. Students should not hold more than five offers open contemporaneously. Once a student has five open offers, within one week of receiving any additional offers, the student should decline sufficient offers to bring the number of open offers back to five.
      5. Students are required to report offers and their status with offers to the CPDC. 

      Full-Time Post-Graduate Employment:

      1. Candidates Previously Employed by the Employer: Offers for permanent post-graduate employment made by employers to students previously employed by the employer should remain open until October 1st of the student’s final year, or for 28 business days from the date of the written offer, whichever is later.
      2. Candidates Not Previously Employed by the Employer: Offers for permanent post-graduate employment made by employers prior to December 15th should remain open for 28 business days from the date of the written offer; offers made after December 15th should remain open for at least 14 business days.

      First Year (1L) Law Students

      The CPDC encourages employers wishing to connect with 1L students, whether individually or collectively, to consult with the CPDC on how best to do so while respecting the students’ primary focus on academic pursuits.  

      All offers to first year law students for summer employment should remain open for at least 14 business days following the date of the offer letter.

      Non-discrimination Policy

      Albany Law School affords the use of its facilities and services, including the posting of job opportunities through AlbanyLaw Link, only to employers who review and affirm its Non-discrimination Policy.

      Albany Law School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity, national origin, religion, marital status, familial status, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, disability, genetic predisposition status, domestic violence victim status, or any other protected characteristic under applicable local, state or federal law, in its programs and activities.  

      Notice of Non-Discrimination

      Albany Law School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity, national origin, religion, marital status, familial status, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, disability, genetic predisposition status, domestic violence victim status, or any other protected characteristic under applicable local, state or federal law, in its programs and activities.

      The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding Albany Law School’s non-discrimination policies:

      Title IX Coordinator (518) 445-3346
      TitleIXCoordinator@albanylaw.edu

      Director of Human Resources (518) 445-2396
      hr@albanylaw.edu

      Mailing Address:
      Albany Law School
      80 New Scotland Avenue Albany, NY 12208

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      Hire Albany Law Alumni

      The number of requests we receive for talented alumni often outpaces the number of alumni we are working with! Thus, we invite all employers who are seeking to hire an Albany Law lateral attorney to post with us and to utilize our social media pages.

      Post lateral positions on AlbanyLaw Link.

      Visit the Albany Law Alumni LinkedIn page.

      Visit the Career and Professional Development Facebook page.