Academic Partnerships

Albany Law School cultivates a variety of collaborations with other institutions of higher learning, as well as nonprofit organizations and private sector employers. These partnerships allow the law school's students the opportunity to get hands-on experience in fields including nanotechnology, technology transfer, domestic violence prosecution and international law, among many others.

Current opportunities for students include:

Partnership with SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering

Albany Law's partnership with the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) allows students to work with start-up companies, help develop products from idea to commercialization, work in a Tech Transfer Practicum, and extern at the CNSE Office of Technology Innovation and Commercialization. There are also joint courses taught by faculty from both schools.

Fellowship and Incubator Initiative with The Legal Project

Albany Law School's Clinic & Justice Center and The Legal Project, a Capital Region non-profit that provides free and low cost civil legal help to the working poor, recently launched an initiative to help victims of domestic violence, better train and supervise law students and recent graduates, and create a pathway to employment for new attorneys.

Field Placement Clinic

Second- and third-year students receive academic credit while interning at one of more than 140 placements in various areas of law practice including criminal defense or prosecution, public interest advocacy, government law, science and technology or in judicial chambers.

Joint Degree Programs

In conjunction with colleges and universities throughout the Capital Region, Albany Law offers several joint degree programs.

Study Abroad Programs

Both J.D. and LL.M. students take advantage of study abroad opportunities offered at Albany Law, from France to China.