From your first day at Albany Law School, you will begin to learn to be a lawyer. The 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, Albany Law's hands-on curriculum offers the experience you need to build professional skills for a lifetime of career success and achievement.

The Juris Doctor

Albany Law School offers three- and four-year programs leading to a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree. Though Albany Law emphasizes the value of a broad-based education, the law school also offers 15 concentrations for students who wish to focus their fields of study on a particular area of interest.

Joint Degree Programs

Albany Law School offers joint degree programs in cooperation with several local institutions. 

Joint degree offerings include:

  • J.D./Master of Business Administration
  • J.D./Master of Public Administration
  • J.D./Master of Regional Planning
  • J.D./Master of Science in Bioethics
  • J.D./Master of Social Work

Advanced Degrees

The LL.M.

Albany Law School offers an advanced law degree program — the Master of Law and Letters. 

LL.M. candidates may specialize in:

  • Advanced Legal Studies
  • Government Administration and Regulation
  • Health Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law

The LL.M. for International Law Graduates

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. ​