There are a variety of ways for Albany Law students to intern in government. These programs give you an opportunity to interact with government leaders and to influence the decisions they make.
Under the direct supervision of highly experienced Supervising Attorney/Mentors, students spend 12 hours per week participating in the legal work of their chosen office among 140 placements. Given its location, Albany Law School offers an extensive variety of placements offering the opportunity to work with real clients solving real legal or policy-related problems. Many students in the Field Placement program work in government; examples are
The Field Placement program is supervised by the Clinic and Justice Center. Students receive academic credit for their fieldwork, and attend a weekly class at the law school.
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Semester in Practice
Second-year and third-year students immerse themselves in exceptional judicial, governmental and public interest offices for an intense semester-long placement experience. Students spend 35 hours per week in the field. In past years, students have worked in placements including the White House, the New York Police Department, the chambers of federal judges, the Federal Defender Service of Tennessee, and the New York Attorney General’s Office.
The Semester in Practice program is supervised by Professor Ray Brescia. Students receive twelve academic credits for their supervised field work, contemporaneous clinic class, journals and other assignments.
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Summer in Practice
The Summer in Practice Course offers students a opportunity to spend the summer working under the supervision of a lawyer-mentor in a judicial, governmental or public interest office.
Students have the option of a full-time placement for six credits or a part-time placement for four credits. Students opting for a full-time placement work 35 hours per week at their placement over the seven-week summer term. Students in a part-time placement work 24 hours per week.
Students interested in a Summer in Practice placement should contact Professor Ray Brescia,
firstname.lastname@example.org, or the course instructor, Professor Robert Batson, email@example.com, to set up an appointment to obtain more information about the course and to discuss interests and placement options. Students should contact the Career Center for assistance in finding a summer placement.
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