Albany Law School looks forward to welcoming and supporting students of all races, cultures, gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities. Albany Law School is committed to providing a supportive and inclusive environment for its growing population that will allow for a greater understanding and valuing of differences while also embracing similarities to achieve a common mission.
To learn more about the importance of diversity in law school, review the Law School Admission Council’s diversity guide. The American Bar Association offers a collection of programs, toolkits, and resources related to: implicit bias, allyship, gender equity, accessibility, invisible barriers, and racial equity in the justice system. We encourage all students to review those resources to educate themselves.
Diversity Programs & Projects
We believe diversity is not only an asset, but that it is our responsibility to create an educational experience that reflects the diversity of our world. Albany Law School offers a variety of paid and volunteer opportunities for students to learn about and/or encourage diversity.
- Summer Programs for Incoming Undergraduate Students
- Youth Tutoring Work/Study Programs
- Volunteer Diversity Menor/Tutoring Opportunities
- Diversity Mentorship Program for Students
- The Language Project (Professional development for bilingual and/or multilingual students)
- Upward Bound Program
Our students come from all backgrounds and experiences, and with more than 20 student organizations: there is a place for everyone. Many groups work for social change through public forums, publish articles, or sponsor and host well-known speakers. Others may donate their time for legal research for a group in need, solicit pro bono legal help, or raise funds for a specific cause.
Since 2016, Albany Law has offered a series of events and lectures covering a wide range of topics related to diversity, inclusion, and social justice.
2020 events included:
Candid, Courageous Conversations! presents: Anxiety Around Affirmative Action
External Scholarships & Fellowships
The Financial Aid Office frequently receives information from various outside organizations that offer scholarships. This information is distributed to Albany Law School students and/or applicants for admission, usually via email, depending on the scholarship criteria.
- Harter Secrest & Emery Diversity Scholarship
- Fish & Richardson Fellowship
- Bronx Residents Scholarship
- DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarship
Organizations such as civic groups, alumni associations and local bar associations may have scholarship programs. The following websites may help you with your search:
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