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Class Profile

First-Year Class
(2020-2021)

Applicants 1,488
Enrolled 218
Students from a Diverse Background 23%
LSAT-Median 154
75th Percentile LSAT 157
25th Percentile LSAT 152
GPA-Median 3.42
75th Percentile GPA 3.69
25th Percentile GPA 3.21

Bar Passage Rate

Ultimate Bar Passage
(Class of 2018)
87%
First-Time Bar Passage
(All Jurisdictions, 2020)
85%
First-Time Bar Passage
(New York State, 2020)
85%
 

Student Body

Total J.D. Enrollment 547
Full-Time 41
Part-Time 64
Student : Faculty Ratio 8 : 1
Librarians 5
Administrators 18

Curricular Offerings (2020-2021)

First-year section size 59
Upper division classroom course sections with an enrollment:
Under 25
25 to 49
50 to 74
75 to 99
100+


111
16
5
1
1
Available seats in law clinics 120
Seminars 39
Co-curricular offerings 31

Attrition Rates
(2020-2021)

Academic 1.8%
Other 1.4%

Transfers (2020-2021)

JD1 Transfers Out 5
Transfers In 3

View detailed employment statistics for the past three graduating classes.

Total Offered $25.2 million
1st Year Scholarship Recipients Over 70%
(up to full tuition)
Tuition (2021-2022) $53,670
Fee $190

Estimated Living Expenses (2021-2022)

Living Off Campus $16,726
Living at Home $7,426

Graduation Rates

Entering cohort for the Class of 2017 121
Graduation in 3 years 93 (77%)
Graduation in 4 years 105 (87%)
Entering cohort for the Class of 2018 126
Graduation in 3 years 101 (80%)
Graduation in 4 years 109 (87%)
Entering cohort for the Class of 2019 147
Graduation in 3 years 124 (84%)
Graduation in 4 years 135 (91%)

Vision

An independent law school with a national reputation for excellence.

Albany Law School educates and empowers tomorrow’s leaders, engaged professionals, committed public servants, inspiring community change-agents, and creative problem solvers.

We connect the classroom to the profession, government, and the community through experienced-based learning, engaged scholarship, and a robust network of alumni and supporters. Our students develop a sophisticated understanding of legal policy and doctrine, a broad range of professional competencies, and a deep commitment to justice and ethical values.

Albany Law School, founded in 1851, is the nation's oldest independent school of law.

A Scenic Campus

Albany Law shares a 54-acre campus with three other colleges in the heart of New York's capital. 

A 36-member governing Board of Trustees helps Albany Law School shape its vision for the future. Board members include general counsels, CEOs, judges, and partners in prominent law firms.

A.B., Hamilton College
J.D., Albany Law School

Select Prominent Alumni

William McKinley 1867
25th President of the United States

Robert H. Jackson ’12
Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice

Dr. Bonnie D. Jenkins ’88
Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security

Richard D. Parsons ’71
Former Chairman, Citigroup

Leslie Stein ’81
Former Associate Judge, New York State Court of Appeals

Michael Garcia ’89
Associate Judge, New York State Court of Appeals

Kate Stoneman 1898
First alumna and woman admitted to the New York State bar

Thomas J. Vilsack ’75
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture under Biden Administration; Former Governor of Iowa

David Miranda ’88
Former New York State Bar Association President;
Partner, Heslin Rothenberg Farley and Mesiti

Stephen P. Younger ’82
Former New York State Bar Association President;
Partner, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

The Albany Law School Fund

We Rise Together Campaign Raised Record $33 million (2021)

The Justice Center endowed with a gift of $15 million (2019)

Gifts to the Albany Law School Fund total 1.8 million annually (2021)

  • Endowment — $81 million (as of May 2021)
  • 90 Endowed Scholarships
  • 11 Endowed Fellowships
  • 25 Prizes
  • 4 Endowed Chairs

ABA Accredited

Albany Law School is approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654 (312-988-6738).

MSCHE Accredited

Albany Law School is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000).

Member

Albany Law School is a member of the Association of American Law Schools: 1201 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 800, Washington, D.C., 20036 (202-296-8851).