B.S., Southampton College, Long Island University
J.D., Albany Law School
Prof. Bridgit M. Burke had been a part of Albany Law School’s clinical education program since 1994 and served as the Director of the Civil Rights and Disability Law Clinic for more than a decade. In her role as a clinical professor she guided students in their development of professional identity, judgment and litigation and advocacy skills. She had been a leader in developing learning objectives and outcomes for students in the clinical program at Albany Law School. In 2011 Prof. Burke accepted the Clinical Legal Education Association’s Award for Excellence in a Public Interest Case, for the work students have done on behalf of individuals with developmental disabilities under her supervision. In 2009 she was awarded New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council’s Community Leader award.She also had served on the law school’s long range planning committee.
Prof. Burke earned a B.S. at Southampton College of Long Island University and a J.D. from Albany Law School. Prior to joining Albany Law School’s faculty she served as a staff attorney with Chemung County Neighborhood Legal Services, representing indigent people, and as an associate attorney with Levine & Weissman, a law firm in Manhattan.