Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Major – Philosophy; Minors – Physics and Environmental Studies
I would like to be in a place that will support professional and personal growth, satisfy my intellectual curiosity, and lead me down a path to fulfillment. Where that is exactly will have to be determined.
Thus far, joining the rugby team has been the most meaningful experience. I have met many individuals in my year who form a great support system, and upperclassmen and alumni who provide mentorship and guidance. Beyond that, we also have a great time socializing and hitting people – on the field of course!
I have only been here about two and a half months, but I can’t help but feel the strong sense of community here. While we are all competitive, we support one another and want each other to succeed. There is also a plethora of leadership and skill building opportunities here. Whether it’s the Student Bar Association, the Government Law Fellowship, or the many workshops, Albany Law has just about something for everyone.
I chose Albany law because of its location in New York State, reputation and connections with lawyers across the state, and because of the wonderful financial aid package. The City of Albany is close enough to opportunities in New York City and Boston, merely three hours from home, and I can easily escape on the weekends to Montreal or the Adirondacks. Most of the lawyers and judges I know from home who I look up to went to and highly recommended Albany Law. Albany Law also made law school affordable for me. As someone who has grown up and lived in a trailer park my whole life, an esteemed and noble profession such as one in the law seemed inaccessible to me. It’s because of the generous community members who want to give back that allowed me to come here.