Prepare for Public Service
The Government Law Center Fellowship provides talented students interested in this area of law with exclusive opportunities, such as informal lunches with government attorneys, lawyers for New York State agencies and the Attorney General’s Office, judges, lobbyists, nonprofit leaders and union lawyers. Fellows can also write for one of the Center’s blogs and write more formally on a public policy issue of interest.
The Edgar & Margaret Sandman Fellowship Program
Albany Law School students compete each year for the prestigious Fellowship enabling them to study a policy topic in-depth, interview professionals in the field, host a roundtable discussion, and author a report which the GLC publishes and disseminates nationwide—in addition to the award of a substantial financial stipend.
The Government Law Center chooses students each semester to serve as interns, either through the Field-Placement Program or as research assistants. Students in the Field-Placement Program receive academic credit; research assistants are paid. Students in either role perform substantive research under the supervision of the GLC Director and staff attorneys, receiving feedback on their research and writing and the opportunity to make connections with community partner organizations.
Applicants who are Government Law Center Fellows are generally given preference, but any Albany Law School student may apply for an internship.