From your first day at Albany Law School, you will begin to learn to be a lawyer. Our unique Introduction to Lawyering — a required first-year course that teaches you to think and perform as a lawyer — is only the beginning. From simulation cases to a competitive Moot Court Program and an award-winning Clinical Legal Studies Program, our hands-on curriculum offers the experience you need to build professional skills for a lifetime of career success and achievement.
Albany Law School offers three- and four-year programs leading to a
Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree. Though we emphasize the value of a
broad-based education, Albany Law School offers 14 concentrations for students who wish to focus their fields of study on a particular area of interest.
Albany Law School offers joint degree programs in cooperation with several local institutions. Joint degree offerings include:
Albany Law School offers an advanced law degree program — the Master of Law and Letters. LL.M. candidates may specialize in:
This LL.M. program is designed for international law graduates who
seek an academic program in order to qualify for admission to the New
York or other state bar.
Both J.D. and advanced-study students may take advantage of Study Abroad Programs offered at Albany Law School.