The National Jurist, a magazine for law students, ranked Albany Law's Schaffer Library as the 43 rd best law library in the United States in its March issue.
In the same issue, the publication also ranked Albany Law in the top-25 law schools with the most improvement in faculty-to-student ratios, noting an improvement from 22.2 in 1998 to 14.2 in 2008. Currently, the faculty-to-student ratio at Albany Law is 13:1.
The National Jurist 's evaluated law libraries by considering the number of volumes and titles; ratio of study seating to enrollment; ratio of full-time employees to enrollment; and hours of operation.
Occupying 53,000 square feet of space, the Schaffer Law Library contains more than 620,000 volumes and equivalents, as well as computer rooms, group study rooms, a videotape viewing room and seating for approximately 500 students.