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Greenhill ‘19 is planning a career that does not involve the traditional
practice of law. He has been working at the
financial services firm AYCO, a Goldman Sachs Company, as an intern in the
Estate Settlement Services group.
college, at the University at Albany, he studied psychology. It was Greenhill’s internship for Judge Sira,
a Fulton County Court Judge and Surrogate, in the summer of his first year of
law school, that sparked his interest in working in finance, specifically at AYCO. As an intern for Judge Sira, Greenhill researched
surrogate court issues and began developing a further interest in trusts and
estates law. At the time, another Albany
Law School student working for Judge Sira told Greenhill that AYCO was a great
job option for students who wanted to explore the financial aspects of estate
When Greenhill returned to Albany for his second year of law school, he
immediately began applying to AYCO. In
the spring semester, he accepted an internship.
really thankful to be at AYCO. I’m able
to work directly with my supervisors every day in addition to reaching out to
other groups for other types of work," he said, "and that has made learning experiences
To get the most out of his experience, Greenhill has focused part of his
academic studies on taking classes that help him understand his internship and
future career, such as Introduction to Taxation; Bankruptcy; Drafting Wills,
Revocable Trusts; and Trusts and Estates.
This semester, he is also studying for an upcoming Securities Industry
Essentials Exam to achieve FINRA certification.
addition to his commitment to AYCO and related coursework, Greenhill serves as
the President of OUTLaw, Albany Law’s LGBTQ student group.
new students on campus, OUTLaw is a place where everyone is welcome, and
especially LGBTQ students can feel like they belong.”
February, OUTLaw hosted a popular event in which Judge Paul Feinman, the first
openly gay judge appointed to the New York State Court of Appeals, New York’s
highest court, spoke about the success and challenges in the legal field as a
gay man. Greenhill is currently planning another event this year that features
a prominent speaker.
close proximity to Greenhill’s hometown in Fulton County and his familiarity
with the area from attending the University at Albany made his decision to
attend Albany Law School an easy one. While
the location initially attracted him to the law school, the practical learning
experiences and the accessibility of the professors have been the real value
school can be really competitive, but here, you can tell everyone wants you to succeed,”
graduation in May, Greenhill plans to remain in Albany, where he hopes to apply
his financial services knowledge and experience at a firm in the Capital Region.