In March 2020, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education granted full accreditation to Albany Law School, marking a successful end to a multi-year process and putting a stamp of approval on the school’s nascent online graduate programs.
“Albany Law School is trans- forming itself into a graduate school for the study of law— this is a critical step in that evolution,” said President and Dean Alicia Ouellette ’94.
Albany Law launched its first fully online graduate program and began pursuing regional accreditation in 2016. The law school now offers online master’s and LL.M. degrees—as well as advanced certificates—for professionals in the cybersecurity, financial, and health care sectors. “This is a proof point that our on- line graduate programs stand up to those of our peers,” said Antony Haynes, associate dean for strategic initiatives and director of cybersecurity and privacy law.
In May, the law school welcomed Will Trevor as the new assistant dean and director of online programs. Trevor, formerly of Excelsior College, heads the development and expansion of Albany Law’s online master’s, LL.M., and certificate programs.