Fellowship and Incubator Initiative with The Legal Project
Albany Law School's Clinic & Justice Center and The Legal Project, a Capital Region non-profit that provides free and low cost civil legal help to the working poor, work together to help victims of domestic violence, better train and supervise law students and recent graduates, and create a pathway to employment for new attorneys.
The new program will allow Albany Law students and recent graduates to work directly with low income clients on domestic violence cases, as well as housing, bankruptcy and other issues. Albany Law and The Legal Project are seeking additional resources to continue to expand the initiative, ultimately establishing an incubator to employ and help develop early career attorneys.
Through a three-part pipeline composed of law school in-house clinical practice, a one year post-graduate fellowship, and a second year incubator program involving free and reduced fee matrimonial and family law cases, the initiative seeks to address both the endemic lack of civil access to justice and the law school graduate employment challenge.