Apply to the Online Graduate Programs

Application Requirements

Application packages are considered complete and will be reviewed when all of the following are submitted:

  1. Completed online application
  2. Resume
  3. Statement of Interest answering the following:
    1. Why have you chosen Albany Law School and this particular program of study?
    2. How will your selected program of study advance your career objectives?
    3. How will your contributions as a student enhance the overall learning community?
  4. One letter of recommendation (maximum of four) from faculty, supervisor, or client who can address the applicant's academic and intellectual abilities.
  5. Transcripts are required from all colleges, professional or technical, and law schools you have attended. Please submit transcripts through LSAC Credential Assembly Service Law School Report. LSAC charges a fee for this service (see below).
    1. LL.M. degree programs require that all applicants have already earned a JD or LLB degree.
    2. M.S. and Advanced Certificate programs require that all applications have already earned a Bachelor's degree.
  6. Any transcripts from an education institution outside of the United States must be authenticated and evaluated. You will need to purchase LSAC ‘Credential Assembly Service’ in order to have your transcripts evaluated. LSAC charge a fee for this service.


Application Fees

Applicants will incur fees for use of the Law School Admissions Council's services, as follows:

  • Electronic Application Service fee of $35. The Online Graduate Admissions team is happy to provide a coupon code to waive this fee. Reach out to us!
  • Document Assembly Service fee for collection and distribution of LSAC-processed documents, including transcripts.
  • International transcripts require additional authentication and evaluation using the International Transcript Authentication and Evaluation Service (ITAES) through LSAC. This service will incur an additional fee.

Transfer Credit

  • Up to 9 credits may be transferred into the M,S. or LL.M. program. A course is only potentially eligible for transfer if at least an equivalent of a 3.0 grade was earned and the course was taken relatively recently at an Eligible Institution. A course taken at an Eligible Institution will be eligible for transfer credit if it is deemed functionally equivalent to a course offered within the relevant subject matter degree concentration taken by the student.
  • Students who have previously earned credits at an Eligible Institution may receive an evaluation of their transcripts to determine the number of credit hours and required courses for which they will receive transfer credit by submitting a transfer credit request form, with all required supporting documentation. No transfer credit request will be processed without submittal of a written transfer request form.