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In the two years between his undergraduate graduation and enrolling in law school, Sean Glendening '14 tackled a wide variety of jobs, ranging from emergency medical technician to retail project manager in charge of seven restaurants and nightclubs and a marina. He also volunteered as a firefighter and spent two months in England installing high-end security systems with a retired MI6 agent.
Since transferring to Albany Law, Glendening has applied the same open mind to his legal study and work experience. This summer he will work in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office. He has also clerked for The Hon. Lawrence H. Ecker in the New York State Supreme Court; interned at Jacobowitz & Gubits LLP in Walden, N.Y.; spent a semester in the Health Law Clinic; and served as a research assistant both for Professor Stephen Gottlieb and an Albany-based law firm.
“I want to do as many things as possible,” said Glendening, a native of Orange County, N.Y., who earned a degree in political science with a minor in real estate development from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. “I try to attend as many law school events as I can, to meet people and explore different paths I can take with my law degree.”
Glendening also finds time to manage Green Marine LLC, a firm that sells industrial pumps and other large-scale pieces of equipment to marinas across New York state. He joined the company as a sales manager years ago and has since taken over its operation.
“It is certainly a challenge to manage everything,” said Glendening, “but I can conduct a significant amount of the business over the phone, and Albany is centrally located to many of our clients.”
When asked about his post-graduation plans, Glendening said, “New York is home for me; it’s where I want to practice. The law degree will help me with my business, and I’ve also really enjoyed the trial work that I’ve been exposed to thus far.”
Ultimately, Glendening said, he hopes to use his many experiences and his law degree as a springboard into politics, one day running for office.