The Edgar ’46 & Margaret Sandman Fellowship in Aging and Health Law & Policy is the most prestigious fellowship awarded to an Albany Law School student. The Fellowship offers a generous stipend to one or two upper-level Albany Law School students to research cutting-edge issues in aging or health law and policy.
Established in 1992 by Morris Silverman ’36 to honor Edgar Sandman ’46, the Sandman Fellows have produced nearly 20 years of in-depth legal research and analysis that is published and disseminated to lawmakers and policymakers nationwide.
Sandman studies have:
- Received media attention, including from The New York Times and NPR
- Been studied by state-level task forces and agencies across the country
- Been cited by court opinions and by legal literature
- Launched successful careers of the fellows
- Sparked changes in aging law and policy
With the generous support of the Sandman Family, the children of Edgar and Margaret, as well as previous fellows, the program continues to offer a unique opportunity for Albany Law School students and reinforces the Government Law Center's reputation as a leading national law and policy think tank linking government and academia and providing diverse services to government leaders and public officials, students and the community.
Over the years, the Fellowship has been supported by community partners such as the Albany Guardian Society, the American Association of Retired Persons and the Office of Children and Family Services.