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Flex Juris Doctor Degree Program


Earn Your JD From Home. A Flexible Format for Busy Lives.

Albany Law School’s Flex Juris Doctor program provides you with a convenient path to launching a rewarding legal career. Our primarily online Juris Doctor delivers all the benefits you expect from Albany Law—the oldest and highest-ranked independent law school in the nation—with the flexibility that allows you to advance your professional passions when and where it works for you.   Tips on Building a Competitive Flex JD Application 

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The Flex JD

  • First Class Fall of 2024
  • Approved by the ABA and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • Most classes taught online
    • Combination of synchronous and asynchronous classes
    • One short, intensive in-person session per year
  • Graduate in 3 years and 3 months

Our Flex Juris Doctor degree is the only one of its kind to offer specializations in:

No matter your interests or aspirations, you’ll be prepared to take the bar and practice law in the field of your choice.* 

*New York State bar takers will need to apply for a waiver. Albany Law School will assist with this process.

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Flex Juris Doctor Degree Program Highlights

With Albany Law's Flex JD you will experience all the same benefits of an on-campus program at Albany Law, including:

  • Learning from full-time faculty and legal leaders who teach both on-campus and online Juris Doctor courses.
  • Access to thought leaders across the state. Because of our location in New York’s state capital, we connect you with lawmakers, government officials, and important nonprofit leaders to help enhance your learning.
  • Putting your online Juris Doctor studies into action through clinics, externships, and immersive experiential learning opportunities that can be done near you or on campus.
  • Small classes. At Albany Law, our 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio ensures you get to know your faculty and fellow classmates.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sample Fall Course Schedule*

6-7:50 PM
Federal Civil Procedure
6-6:50 PM
Legal Reasoning and Analysis

7-8:15 PM
6-7:50 PM
Federal Civil Procedure
6-6:50 PM
1L Seminar

7-8:15 PM

*Classes will be offered in a combination of synchronous and asynchronous formats with required first-year classes being no more than 1/3 asynchronous.  Times subject to change and will be finalized over the summer. Course links are for course descriptions only.

Flex JD Program by the Numbers


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3 yrs. + 3 mos.

To complete the online Juris Doctor degree


Job placement rate for the class of 2022


Specialty areas to choose from

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Advance your legal career at Albany Law School, the oldest and highest-ranked independent law school in the U.S. We’re ready to answer questions you might have about our new Juris Doctor degree online program.

Albany Law Admissions
Email: admissions@albanylaw.edu
Phone: 518-445-2326