The Justice Center at Albany Law School to be renamed in honor of Edward P. Swyer

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Albany Law School will honor the tremendous financial support of Edward P. Swyer ’18H and the Swyer Family Foundation by unveiling the newly titled Edward P. Swyer Justice Center at Albany Law School during a ceremony on Tuesday, May 2 at 4 p.m. 

Registration for the event is required through the law school’s website.

Ed Swyer

Swyer and the foundation are extraordinary loyal supporters of the law school and, for over three decades, have passionately engaged in building and growing clinical programs within The Justice Center, specifically the Community and Economic Development Clinic. They generously created an endowment to support The Justice Center in perpetuity in 2019. 

It is with sincere gratitude and appreciation that the law school recognizes this altruism with this ceremony.

The Justice Center combines theory and practice and acts as an in-house public interest law firm, providing free legal services to eligible clients in the Capital Region. In a typical academic year, The Justice Center recruits more than 200 students for clinic projects, representing hundreds of clients and assisting many more individuals and organizations through technical assistance and community education activities. Annually, clinic students complete, on average, more than 50,000 hours of pro bono work serving clients with diverse needs. The center’s mission is to provide high quality legal representation and to teach students to be skilled professionals who practice law with compassion and sensitivity to individual client needs.