Laura K. Bomyea


phone (518) 438-9907 (Ext. 249)
fax (518) 438-9914


Laura K. Bomyea

Laura Bomyea received her J.D. from Albany Law School, and her Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, with a concentration in Literature, from Bard College.  She spent three years working as a small-town journalist in Upstate New York before enrolling at Albany Law. While at Albany Law, she served as Student Editor-in-Chief for the New York Environmental Lawyer, Associate Editor for the Albany Law Review, and a research assistant to Dean Patricia Salkin at the Government Law Center at Albany Law School. Laura also served as an intern with the Environmental Protection Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office, the New York State Public Service Commission’s Office of Hearings and Alternative Dispute Resolution, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Office of General Counsel. She has published and contributed to research articles on such topics as renewable energy, surface mining, environmental and land use law, and urban agriculture.

Bar Admissions

New York, 2014


Albany Law School of Union University, Albany, NY
J.D., Magna Cum Laude

Law Review: Albany Law Review, Associate Editor, 2011-2013

Student Co-Editor-in-Chief, New York Environmental Lawyer, 2012-13

Honors: Gary M. Peck ’79 Memorial Prize

Government Law Center Prize

Justinian Society

Pro Bono Honors

Oral Advocate Award/Quarterfinalist, Dominick Gabrielli Appellate Advocacy Competition, Albany Law School, 2011

Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

B.A., Philosophy, with Literature Concentration

Honors: Reamer Kline Award

Mary and Richard Sugatt Scholarship

Brewster Terry III Scholarship


The Judicial Mind: A Cognitive Theory of Jurisprudence, Center for Judicial Process (Nov. 25, 2013)

Dynamite, Disaster and Disappearing Options: How EPA is Losing the Battle Against Destructive Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Practices, 6 Alb. Gov’t L. Rev. 224 (2013)

Tribes Get A New Lease on Renewable Energy Development: Regulatory Reform in Surface Leases for Indian Trust Lands, New York Government Law and Policy Journal (Summer 2013)

Aid to the Needy in State Constitutions: State Court Treatment of Positive Rights Affirmative Duty Provisions, Center for Judicial Process (Aug. 11, 2012).

Contributing Student Writer, New York State Bar Association’s New York Environmental Lawyer (2011 – 2013)

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bar Association, Member

New York State Bar Association, Member

Capital District Women’s Bar Association, Member

Albany County Bar Association, Member

Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York, Volunteer

Past Employment Positions

New York State Office of the Attorney General, Environmental Protection Bureau, Legal Intern, Spring 2013

New York State Department of Public Service, Office of Hearings and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Legal Intern, Spring 2012

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Office of General Counsel, Legal Intern, Summer 2011

Government Law Center at Albany Law School, Research Assistant to Dean Patricia Salkin, 2011-12

Legal Assistant Information

Yvonne Leo, 518-438-9907 x. 245