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Over the years, Albany Law School has hosted alumni gatherings during the New York State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting in New York City—and 2018 didn’t disappoint.
On Thursday, January 25, President and Dean Alicia Ouellette ’94 hosted over 110 alumni, guests, and friends of Albany Law School at the Hilton Midtown, the site of NYSBA’s meeting. As a part of the camaraderie and networking that took place throughout the evening, Dean Ouellette offered remarks, welcoming notable alumni in attendance, several faculty, and members of the Albany Law Board of Trustees.
Specifically, the law school was honored to have on hand Stephen P. Younger, Class of 1982, Albany Law School Trustee Emeritus and past president of the New York State Bar Association, as well as the Honorable Elizabeth A. Garry ’90, who just this year was named Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division for the Third Judicial Department.
“As always, it was terrific to gather the proud Albany Law School alumni, especially around the NYSBA meeting, which brings to NYC our graduates from all over the state, “ Dean Ouellette said. “It is a pleasure to have a chance to meet with such passionate, successful alumni. We look forward to reconnecting at Albany Law School events as we build additional and consistent alumni programs nationwide.”
In addition to Dean Ouellette’s remarks, the event was anchored with a keynote by Mr. Younger, who offered a genuine reflection around the success of Albany Law School, and credited the law school for launching him into such a successful and distinguished career. Finally, at the end of the evening, the group celebrated the historic appointment of Presiding Justice Garry—the first openly LGBTQ presiding justice in New York State—with a delicious cake and a round of applause from the alumni in attendance.
The Office of Alumni Relations at Albany Law School is committed to continuing to bring together alumni for even more networking events in the future. Regionally based alumni groups are being formed to help in creating those connections. We hope to see alumni at the many
Albany Law School events and gatherings in the future, and as always, back on campus as volunteers, speakers, and during Reunion Weekend.
Click here to view photos from the 2018 New York City Alumni Reception on Albany Law School’s Flickr page.