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From the Desk of

Cinnamon P. Carlarne
President and Dean & Professor of Law


Congratulations on your admission to Albany Law School. We are excited that you are considering joining our extraordinary community of students, scholars, advocates, teachers, staff, and alumni.

Located in the heart of the powerful capital of New York State, we are the only school within 90 miles of a vast laboratory for studying law. We offer every student multiple opportunities for hands-on learning. The Legislature, state and federal courts, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, public interest organizations, state agencies of all types, criminal prosecution offices, and a vibrant private sector provide internships, summer positions, and full-time employment.

We know that your academic and career interests may change as you move through your years at Albany Law School. We are here to support you and ensure a rich experience. In your first year you will have the opportunity to choose an alumni mentor. Your faculty advisor will meet with you regularly to help you explore a variety of pathways as you start your journey toward an extraordinary career. Preparing for your legal career starts on day one here. Through the year you will participate in professional development programs that include meetings with prospective employers, mock interviews, on-campus interview programs, job fairs, and more.

With 10,000 loyal alumni practicing in nearly every state in the country, our network is strong and committed to helping you launch and advance your career.

Albany Law School offers the best in legal education: we connect the classroom to the profession, government, and the tech economy in the context of a small, supportive, and close-knit community. I encourage you to visit us and explore all that we have to offer.



Cinnamon P. Carlarne
President & Dean