168th Commencement: Watch Live
Dear Albany Law School Friends,
Today, U.S. News & World Report released its rankings of the 194 ABA accredited law schools. I am pleased to report that our national ranking rose again, gaining a total of 32 positions in three years to reach No. 106. Given our first-rate faculty, excellent students, and impressive job placement rates, Albany Law School is moving in a positive direction. It is validating when our hard work is recognized by outside sources like U.S. News.
This ranking follows other recent positive rankings, including one of the nation’s top 20 “most innovative law schools,” by preLaw magazine, and the only law school that the magazine named in all three of the following categories: Government (No. 8), Public Interest (No. 11), and Public Defenders and Prosecutors (No. 12).
I continue to feel great pride in Albany Law School, as do many of you. The great things that are happening here, at our law school, do not always translate neatly into ranking metrics. Going forward you will hear about the steps we are taking to strengthen the school, enhance the student experience, and continue to raise the school’s national positioning.
Alicia OuellettePresident & Dean