Class Year: 2016
Employment: Assistant County Attorney, Schenectady County Attorney's Office
Semester-in-Practice Placement: The White House
In the spring of 2015, I had the privilege of doing a Semester-in-Practice at the White House, working directly for President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. During my Semester-in-Practice, I had the unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience, build leadership skills, and strengthen my understanding of the workings of government, including but not limited to the Executive Office.
Unlike a traditional semester spent in the classroom, I, instead, was able to work every day directly in the White House and put all of the skills and information that I had learned in law school for the previous two years to use in a professional environment that had lasting impact on the American people. Anytime I needed guidance or had a question, the professor of the Albany Law Semester-in-Practice program was there to assist and provide the guidance while I was over 500 miles away–showing how much he wanted his students to succeed. I always felt connected to the law school community, but at the same time, was able to gain an experience comparable to no other.
The Albany Law Semester-in-Practice program set me up for success while preparing me for future public service opportunities. I currently work as a government law attorney in Schenectady, N.Y., and this would not have been possible without my experience gained through the Albany Law Semester-in-Practice program!