Albany Law School's 94 Percent Employment Rate for '08 Grads Surpasses National Average

Jun 15, 2009, 11:24 ET from Albany Law School

Albany Law Has Beaten National Average for 25 Years

ALBANY, N.Y., June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Albany Law School today announced a 94 percent employment rate in legal positions for its 2008 graduating class, outpacing the national average of 90 percent for all law schools.

"Our consistent record of employment success is a testament not only to the quality and commitment of our students over the years, but also to the faculty who educate them and the staff who support them," said President and Dean Thomas F. Guernsey.

Each year, Albany Law School's Career Center coordinates more than 1,000 job interviews on campus, as well as many more off campus; processes more than 7,000 job applications; and organizes more than a dozen targeted job fairs for diversity students and intellectual property and government law employers.

One third of Albany Law's 2008 class is employed in New York City, while an additional one third of the class is employed in the greater Capital Region.

Albany Law '08 Grads - Employment by Sector

Law Firms: 49%

Government: 16%

Judicial Clerkship: 9%

Business and Industry: 19%

Public Interest: 6%

Academia: 2%

ALBANY LAW SCHOOL is a small, independent private school in the heart of New York State's capital since 1851. As the oldest law school in New York and the oldest independent law school in the nation, the institution offers students an innovative, rigorous curriculum taught by a committed faculty. Several nationally recognized programs--including the Government Law Center and the Albany Law Clinic & Justice Center--provide opportunities for students to apply classroom learning. Students have access to New York's highest court, federal courts and the state legislature, as well as a thriving tech-based economy. With 9,000-plus alumni practicing in every state in the country, and several continents, the employment rate for graduates has been well above the national average for law schools for the past 26 years. Visit

    Nick Crounse
    Albany Law School

SOURCE Albany Law School