Student Career Services

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 Pathways

The Opportunity Pathways provide a student development framework for students to gain a wide breadth of experience. Each Opportunity Pathway includes various possibilities for courses, experiential learning, and mentoring to complement and support a chosen career. This framework allows students to create multiple career touchpoints simultaneously instead of using a mere linear approach to career planning.

Learn more about our pathways

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