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Albany Law School recently hired two Visiting Assistant Professors for its long-established Introduction to Lawyering program: Louis Jim and Ainsley Moloney, both of whom are familiar with the campus community as former adjunct professors.
Professor Louis Jim comes to campus from the New York State Office of the Attorney General, where he served as an Assistant Attorney General. Previously serving as an adjunct professor at Albany Law for the New York State Attorney General Litigation Bureau Practicum that he co-created, Professor Jim delivered presentations on myriad topics, including legal writing, administrative law, evidence, and trial practice.
Professor Jim has also served an associate attorney at Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, in Rochester, New York, where he practiced commercial, tort, and estate litigation. Immediately after law school, Professor Jim served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Neal P. McCurn, Senior Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of New York. Professor Jim is a graduate of Syracuse University College of Law, where he served as the Form and Accuracy Editor of the
Syracuse Law Review. Before beginning his legal career, he worked in Washington, D.C., as a congressional aide to former United States Congressman Jim Turner and a researcher at the National Academy of Public Administration. Read Professor Jim's full bio.
Professor Ainsley Moloney previously taught at Albany Law School as an adjunct professor of law. Prior to teaching, Professor Moloney was counsel in the Financial Restructuring group at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (successor-by-merger to Bingham McCutchen LLP) in Boston, where she advised creditor constituencies on a variety of financial restructuring matters and represented clients in bankruptcy-related litigation.
Before joining Bingham, Professor Moloney worked as an associate at Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago, representing corporate debtors in Chapter 11. Professor Moloney also served as a judicial law clerk to Chief Judge Doyle at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She is a graduate of Boston College Law School. Before attending law school, Professor Moloney lived in Paris, France for a number of years, where she worked for White & Case LLP. She is fluent in French. Read Professor Moloney's full bio.
About Introduction to Lawyering
Albany Law School challenges students to think like professionals from the first day of law school. Introduced over 25 years ago, Albany Law's Introduction to Lawyering program integrates theory with practice by engaging first-year students in problem solving and client-centered practice along with research, reasoning, and extensive legal analysis, and writing. Students are assigned to "firms" representing parties in a year-long simulated legal dispute and are introduced to the legal system, ethics, and the skills and values of the profession in a practice-based context. Learn more about Albany Law School's Lawyering program.