About Jessica (she/her/hers)
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Jessica Phillips, law clerk, is a third-year law student at Albany Law School. Prior to law school, Jessica graduated summa cum laude from the University at Albany with a Bachelor of Science in human development and a minor in counseling psychology. As an undergraduate student, Jessica worked as a Research Assistant within the School of Public Health, contributing to a study on school and family violence prevention. Jessica also volunteered as a Teaching Assistant at Schenectady Community Action Program Head Start, where she worked with vulnerable children and families to prepare students for elementary school.
As a first-year law student, Jessica served as a Research Assistant to Dean Rosemary Queenan, exploring access to Free and Appropriate Public Education for children with disabilities. As a second-year law student, Jessica made Dean’s List while participating in a number of extracurricular activities as well. During the fall, Jessica was elected to serve as the Treasurer for Albany Law School’s Family Law Society, a position that she still holds today. In the spring, Jessica competed in the Albany Law School Donna Jo Morse Negotiations Competition and became a finalist in the schoolwide competition.
In addition to her law school related extracurriculars and interests, Jessica also serves on Committees within the New York State legal community. Jessica was appointed to the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Children & the Law where she serves as a Committee Member.