[In February 2020, Professor Ava Ayers announced that she is transgender. This article has been edited to reflect her gender identity. Read more here.]
The Government Law Center at Albany Law School has announced 15 new Government Law Center Fellows selected from the incoming class. The latest Fellows were recognized at a formal induction ceremony at Albany Law School hosted by the Center on September 18.
Established in 2015, the Government Law Center Fellowship is unique in that it includes a curriculum focused on public-service practice and opportunities for mentoring to prepare students thoroughly for a career in public service. The program offers activities where fellows can explore public-service career settings, see public-service lawyering in practice, and develop a supportive community of students with public-minded interests. For upper-class students, the Fellowship combines academics with professional practice, through required classes and an experiential-learning placement at either the Government Law Center, an advocacy organization, a law firm in a role that involves focus on government activities, or a government agency.
"We're delighted to welcome this exceptionally talented group into the Government Law Center Fellowship community," said Ava Ayers, Director of the Government Law Center. "As Fellows, they will gain not just a strong foundation in government law and policy and an opportunity to put that knowledge into practice, but also an opportunity to make strong connections to public-service practitioners, including Albany Law School's extensive group of engaged and supportive government alumni, helping these law students build a valuable professional network early in their legal careers."
The incoming Fellows are:
The Government Law Center at Albany Law School helps state and local governments better serve their communities while training the next generation of leaders in public service. The GLC comprises a diverse and inclusive group of practitioners, students, and scholars working together to produce high-quality, reliable, nonpartisan legal research and analysis.