This LLM program is for graduates of ABA-approved law schools in the United States. The LLM program for US Law
Graduates offers several different study options. In order to support your individual career goals, you may specialize in
cybersecurity and data privacy (fully online), government administration and regulation, health law, intellectual property law,
international law, or you may design your own advanced legal studies program based upon available
courses. Applications must be completed by August 1 to be considered for a 2019 fall term with a start date in August,
If you received your law degree from an institution outside the U.S., please apply to our LLM for International Law Graduates.
LLM candidates are required to earn 24 credits in approved courses. Students are expected to complete their degrees within
three years and to be continuously enrolled (full- or part-time) during fall and spring semesters until all degree requirements
are met. Courses previously taken toward the JD do not count toward the LLM.
Submit application online through the
Law School Admission Council (LSAC)
Credential Assembly Service Law School Report
Registration with the Law School Admission Council's LLM Credential Assembly Service is recommended. The following materials should be submitted through this service:
- Two letters of recommendation: Letters must be from faculty, supervisors, or clients who can address the applicant's academic and intellectual abilities.
- Transcripts: transcripts are required from all colleges, professional or technical schools, and the law school you have
attended. Please note that this LLM degree program requires that all applicants have already earned a JD degree.
Statement of Interest
The Statement of Interest should be written in your own words and limited to no more than two typed, doublespaced pages outlining how this degree will support the applicant's career objectives.
Include all employment, publications, and any substantive extra-curricular activities and community service.
Character & Fitness
If you answer “yes” to any Character & Fitness questions, you must submit a statement outlining, in detail, the facts and circumstances of each reported event. The statement should include dates, exact name and location of courts (if any), and final disposition of all matters. Your statement must be attached in order to submit your application. Failure to provide sufficient description and/or explanation of reported events may prompt the Admissions Committee to request additional information from you, thereby causing a delay in the processing of your application.
In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.
Please note that in regards to answering “yes” to questions involving academic or criminal records, the Board of Bar Examiners may ask for more detailed information. Inconsistencies between your law school application and your application to the Bar may cause difficulty with bar admission. Failure to make a complete disclosure when answering the below questions may subject a student to disciplinary action.
Diversity Statement and Additional Addenda (optional)
Albany Law School values the diverse perspectives and experiences that our students contribute to our community and classes. We also acknowledge that many applicants have overcome obstacles or hardships to achieve their current level of education. If you feel there is information not shared elsewhere in your application that the Admissions Committee may find relevant to their review process, you may choose to submit an optional addendum. Brief optional addenda may also be useful to explain LSAT score discrepancies and/or gaps in education or work history.
Financial Documentation (not required for U.S. citizens or permanent residents)
A completed "International Student Financial Statement" is required to document the applicant's ability to pay the cost of attendance and in order to prepare the I-20 necessary to obtain the F-1 student visa. This financial statement should be submitted upon receipt of an official offer of admission.
All applicants must electronically certify that the information provided in this application, including supporting documents and
attachments, is correct, true, and subject to verification. The applicant understands that any offer of admission and/or
financial assistance is contingent upon the accuracy and completeness of this application. The applicant has an ongoing
obligation to promptly notify the Albany Law School Admissions Office should there be any change to information included in
this application, supporting documents, or attachments, even after acceptance or enrollment.
Contact the Albany Law School Admissions Office at 518-445-2326 or
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