An excerpt from the 2015 Annual Report for the Government Law Center (GLC) of Albany Law School, which covers the program’s activities over the last academic year. Squire Patton Boggs is a sponsor of the program, with New York partner Kenneth Bond serving as a long-standing member of the Advisory Board as well as on the adjunct faculty of GLC.
For the White House to Tunisia, from police-community relations to building a high-tech, 21st century economy, this year, the Government Law Center served as a platform for connecting students, faculty, staff, and the rest of the law school community to the Capital Region and beyond, creating opportunities, serving as an amplifier of ideas, and strengthening the GLC’s and the law school’s relationships with key strategic partners.
This year, the GLC strengthened existing partnerships and created new ones. The GLC joined forces with the Rockefeller Institute of Government at the State University of New York around several exciting events, including the Silver v. Pataki conference and the Detroit program. The Detroit program was also co-sponsored by the joint Albany Law-University at Albany Institute for Financial Market Regulation. This program featured a keynote address by former Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch, among many distinguished speakers. GLC partners with the Colleges of Nanoscale Science + Engineering, which is part of the newly formed SUNY Polytechnic Institute, on exciting joint programming, including the New York State Business Plan Competition. New partnerships have also brought in new funding for GLC, as its launches the new Regional Innovation Lab, in conjunction with the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region.