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When I started my legal education as a 1L at Albany Law School I could not have imagined the opportunities ahead. My decision to attend Albany Law was based on my desire to pursue a J.D. in a small community environment focused solely on legal education, as well as having ample access to government. Albany Law, its knowledgeable faculty, friendly staff, and supportive student community have facilitated many of my achievements over the past two years.
Before attending Albany Law, I earned a B.A. in International Relations and Global Politics in Rome, Italy, where I grew-up. While in Rome interning at the United Nations and at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, I discovered my interest in government. Based on my past experiences, I started law school knowing that I wanted to pursue a legal career dedicated to serving the public. To that end, alumni connections and the field placement program at Albany Law helped me to secure internships at the New York State Office of General Services and the New York State Office of the Inspector General.
This past summer I had the privilege of interning at the United States Department of Homeland Security, Office of the General Counsel, in Washington, DC. Although I did not obtain this opportunity through Albany Law, I owe much of my success this summer to the education and preparation I received at Albany Law. Based on my positive experience at Homeland Security, as well as on my numerous interactions with Albany Law Alumni already employed at Homeland Security, my interest in a legal career in the state or federal government has been confirmed. I am confident that my education at Albany Law and the Albany Law community will continue to support me as I transition into my 3L year and begin my search for post-graduate employment.