Alumni Spotlight

Three Alumnae Make Local History as Bar Leaders

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Three alumnae currently hold the presidents' seats for prominent Capital District bar associations, representing the first time all three Bars are led by African-American women.

Christina Ryba '01 is the president of the Albany County Bar Association; Jennifer Richardson '04 is the president of the Capital District Black and Hispanic Bar Association; and Ricja Rice-Ghyll '05 is president of the Capital District Women's Bar Association. 

Recognizing the three presidents at Albany Law's State of the School address, President and Dean Ouellette remarked, "You are an inspiration to all of us – especially to our students who see in you countless possibilities for leadership and professional success."