Since 1851, Albany Law School has educated and forged bonds with government leaders at all levels. This online program builds upon this proud tradition by preparing both lawyers and non-lawyers to thrive and advance in government affairs, advocacy, and lobbying.
Through highly practical coursework and by leveraging our historical experience the law school provides students access to local, county, state, and federal offices through virtual and in person events thanks to its unique position nestled in the heart of New York State's capital city.
Students gain a core understanding of government affairs and procedures, as well as the advocacy and lobbying tools and strategies needed in order to have a greater impact on public policy. This program prepares students to begin a lobbying career on state and local government platforms or to rise up the ranks of public service within any branch of government.
- Multiple Perspectives. Courses fall into two tracks: "Government” and “Lobbying and Advocacy."
- Tuned To Meet Your Needs. Most courses offer two depths of study, allowing you to drill into some areas while gaining a more introductory awareness of others - all according to your own interests or needs.
- Real-World Coursework. Courses offer a practical approach and faculty are active professionals in their fields. Assignments allow you to learn and apply your knowledge and skills as you go - especially if you choose to complete the Virtual or On-Site Field Placement.