Albany Law School congratulates its more recently tenured professors: Ray Brescia and Christine Chung.
Professor Brescia, also the director of the law school's Government Law Center, earned his J.D. from Yale Law School and his B.A. from Fordham University.
Professor Brescia's scholarly interests include economic and social inequality, the legal and policy implications of financial crises, how innovative and regulatory approaches can improve economic and community development efforts, and the need to expand access to justice for people of low- and moderate-income.
Before coming to Albany Law, he was the associate director of the Urban Justice Center in New York City, where he coordinated legal representation for community-based institutions in areas such as housing, economic justice, workers' rights, civil rights and environmental justice. Prior to that, he served as law clerk to the Hon. Constance Baker Motley, federal judge in the Southern District of New York, and we a staff attorney with New Haven Legal Assistance and the Legal Aid Society of New York, where he was a Skadden Fellow.