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Albany Law School's 19th President and Dean, Cinnamon P. Carlarne, highlighted Reunion 2023 with her first State of the School address on Friday, September 29.

"Albany Law School is stronger than ever and poised to continue building on its existing strengths. I am proud and honored to get to be a part of this community," she said.

The speech focused on the law school's achievements over the past 12 months including 52,000+ hours of pro bono work by students, the school's top national ranking in preparing Government leaders, record alumni giving and engagement, and the institution's first steps in adopting a new strategic plan.

Carlarne, who took over as President and Dean in July, finished her first address speaking about three key areas.

"First, these are truly exciting times for Albany Law School. The law school is strong and stable and positioned to deepen our place as a center of excellence and innovation in legal education,” she said.

“Second, there are numerous opportunities for every member of the Albany Law community to be involved in life and future of the law school – whether it’s through participating in events on campus, mentoring students or working with students in their job searches, or helping support our efforts to create a new student space as the heart of our physical space. Our community is our greatest strength and we want to find ways to engage all of our alumni and friends,” she added.

“Third, and finally, on a personal note, I want to end where I began by emphasizing what a great honor and joy it is to have been named the 19th President and Dean of this historic institution and what a great honor it is to have the opportunity to speak with all of you today. I was told that the Albany Law School community was like a family and I have found that to be true and I appreciate all of you welcoming me," she said.

Watch the State of the School below or on YouTube


Podcast version available here or on any of the major podcast services.