Areas of Concentration
Albany Law School offers several concentrations for students that wish to pursue further study in a specific area of law. Concentrations consist of optional courses of study and are somewhat similar to undergraduate majors. However, unlike the typical undergraduate major, J.D. students do not have to select a concentration. Students who fulfill the requirements for a J.D. will receive their degree regardless of whether or not they select a concentration. Students who successfully earn a concentration will receive notations on their transcripts to that effect and are entitled to represent on their resumes that they earned the J.D with a concentration in that field of law.
Concentrations are desirable for some, but not all students. Students who have or develop a strong interest in practicing in a particular field may benefit from electing to concentrate their studies in a particular area of law. Students who are less certain, who want to take as broad a curriculum as possible, or who have a strong interest not matched by any concentration may opt not to select this option.