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Blend of Distance Learning and Field Placement CoursesAllows Students to Broaden Horizons, Explore New Opportunities
Starting in the spring of 2019, Albany Law School students will have the opportunity to study outside the Capital Region of New York State by taking a blend of online and field placement courses in cities like New York City, Washington, D.C., and Boston. Through the new City Semester program, law students can explore a community where they might want to practice after graduation, take stimulating courses, build their professional network, participate in field work in an area of law that intrigues them, or simply live and work closer to home.
All current students and prospective students starting in the fall of 2018 will be able to take part in the program beginning in the second semester of their second year at Albany Law. In-person courses may also be available.
This new offering is part of Albany Law School's larger
commitment to experiential learning and innovative teaching. Related programs include:
These enriching opportunities make the study of law flexible for Albany Law's students, exposing them to new opportunities, broadening their horizons, and enabling them to build careers in which they can make an impact on their clients and communities.
Interested current and prospective students are encouraged to contact Professor Ray Brescia, who will coordinate the program.
Albany Law School is a small, private school located in the heart of New York state's capital where it has educated leaders since 1851. The institution offers students an innovative, rigorous curriculum taught by a committed faculty. It has an affiliation agreement with University at Albany that includes shared programs, and access for students and faculty to learn from one another. Students have access to New York's highest court, federal courts, the executive branch and the state legislature. With approximately 10,500 alumni practicing across the country and several continents, Albany Law's graduates serve as a vital community and resource for the school and its students. The magazines
National Jurist have named Albany Law 8th in government law, 11th in public interest law, 12th in criminal law, and a top 20 law school for innovation.