Juris Doctor Area of Specialization

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Prepare to Become a Business Leader With Albany Law’s Flex Juris Doctor Business Law Degree

Gain the tools and techniques to tackle the complex legal issues facing today’s businesses and organizations.

At Albany Law School, our Flex Juris Doctor degree—with a specialization in Business Law—helps you prepare for the challenges and opportunities that face business lawyers in corporate settings. You’ll learn from leaders in the field as you acquire the business, legal, management, and negotiating skills to succeed.

You’ll be ready to pursue careers with organizations ranging from law firms and publicly traded companies to various state and federal agencies.

Why Albany Law?

Earn your Juris Doctor degree without having to move or disrupt your personal or professional life.  Albany Law School's Flex JD is primarily online while offering the same benefits of our on-campus program.

Get your degree from a law school that is:

  • The top-ranked independent law school in the U.S.
  • In the top 20 for Most Innovative Law Schools, according to preLaw Magazine.
  • Accredited by the American Bar Association.
  • Represented by successful alumni working in nearly every state in the country in small to large law firms and nearly every industry in organizations of all sizes.

“We find Albany Law graduates to be intelligent, motivated, and success driven. Students are not only well-versed in the law but also in interpersonal skills—an important trait to look for when hiring.”

Rory J. Radding ‘75
Partner, Head of IP/NY, Morrison & Foerster

    When you pursue a legal career—including as a business lawyer—know that you’re joining a rapidly growing profession. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, our field will grow 10% over the next decade.

    At Albany Law, our graduates continue to be in high demand. Within 10 months of graduation, 91% of our Class of 2022 Juris Doctor alumni were employed. With a JD in Business Law, you can pursue careers as:

    • Business consultants
    • Compliance officers
    • Financial analysts
    • Human resource managers
    • Investment bankers
    • Litigation attorneys
    • Patent agents
    • Venture capitalists

    Prepare to address the legal and business issues you might face as a business lawyer.

    At Albany Law, you’ll start with asynchronous and synchronous coursework in topics covering civil procedure, constitutional law, contracts, criminal law, legal methods, torts, and more. Once you complete your core courses, you’ll take advanced business law degree classes in:

    • Business Basics for Lawyers
    • Business Organizations
    • Commercial Law Survey
    • Introduction to Taxation
    • Secured Transaction

    You’ll also take part in various experiential learning opportunities. No matter your interests, you’ll be prepared to work with businesses of all sizes—from global corporations to startups.

    Build and develop the skills you need to thrive in both business and legal settings. At Albany Law, our online Juris Doctor program—with a specialization in Business Law—will set you up for success as you:

    Pursue an affordable online Juris Doctor  program

    Online JD students pay for the same tuition—which is more affordable than most private law schools—as those who take classes here on campus. You’ll have the chance to apply for scholarships, making your business law degree even more affordable.

    Learn by putting your studies in motion

    Unlike other online Juris Doctor programs, at Albany Law, you’ll have chances every semester to put your learning into action. From City Semester programs to field placements , as well as Semester-in-Practice programs , you’ll take on several immersive experiential learning opportunities near you or on campus.

    Gain new knowledge from legal leaders

    Whether it’s in your core coursework or advanced classes, you’ll learn from individuals with decades of experience in the legal profession. They’ll bring their expertise as business lawyers to your learning and help you chart your own path. Even though you won’t spend much time on campus, you’ll also benefit from our location in New York’s state capital as we bring in guest speakers who are lawmakers, government officials, and nonprofit leaders.

    Thrive in small, personalized classes

    With an 8-1 student-to-faculty ratio, you’ll have more access to your faculty members—and they’ll have more time to answer your questions. Small classes also mean that you’ll develop stronger connections with your classmates—building a network of future business lawyers even before you graduate.

    Further your connections beyond the classroom by getting involved in a club or organization, including the Business Law Society. Many of our clubs and organizations offer online and on-campus opportunities to meet and work with other aspiring lawyers. 

    Discover a Future in Business Law at Albany Law

    At Albany Law, we mean business, and we’re here to help you pursue your career goals. Take the next step and learn more about our Flex Juris Doctor degree today!

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