Albany Law School’s online programs in Human Resources: Law, Leadership, and Policy have been expertly designed for a wide range of professionals from seasoned HR professionals and in-house counsel to attorneys and leaders looking to transition into HR roles.  Our innovative curriculum provides a deep dive into the legal, strategic, and operational aspects of human resources, empowering you to influence and shape a thriving work culture.

Our courses are structured to provide flexibility, allowing you to tailor your education to your career needs and timelines. You can complete your degree or certificate entirely online, at your own pace, with access to a vibrant community of peers and guidance from expert practitioner faculty. By enrolling in Albany Law School, you join the ranks of ambitious professionals equipped with the cutting-edge skills needed to navigate complex regulations, develop strategic HR policies, and confidently handle compliance obligations. Whether you're enhancing your credentials with our focused Advanced Certificate or pursuing an in-depth LL.M. or Master of Science degree, Albany Law School prepares you to lead.

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Our 100% online curriculum focuses on practical, situation-based learning, but figuring out which degree path you should take can be challenging. Answer a few quick questions, and we will help match you to the program that will give you the tools to achieve your goals. 



Flexible & Career Ready Curriculum

Courses are always being reviewed and revised to ensure that our students leave with the most up-to-date and career-ready knowledge and skills. This curriculum is aligned with SHRM's Human Resources Curriculum Guidelines. Current courses in the Human Resources: Law, Leadership and Policy discipline include:

3-Credit Courses
Employment Law
Wages, Hours, and Benefits
Global Human Resources and the Law
Diversity and Inclusion in the Workforce 
Labor Law and Human Resources: An Introduction to Labor-Management Relations
Workforce Recruitment, Retention and Development: Law and Practice   
1-Credit Courses
Human Capital Analytics and Workforce Planning
Workplace Ethics and Compliance
Strategic and Financial Planning and Assessment
Workforce Privacy Rights and Laws
HR Negotiations
Workplace Investigations

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Expert Practitioner Faculty

When you enroll in the Online Graduate Program, your professors are thought leaders and experts practicing at the top of their fields. Each member of our practitioner faculty brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to coursework that is centered around real world scenarios. You will be able to use what you learn from them in the classroom today at the office tomorrow.

Want to learn more about our faculty's experience and backgrounds? Click here to view the complete list and read their bios.

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Student Support Services

Albany Law School's mission of educating and empowering leaders begins with our commitment to student success. As a member of our academic community, you will have access to a wide variety of academic services, advising, career services, wellness support and more. We believe our students thrive when supported in the classroom and out.

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Albany Law School is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the American Bar Association (which accredits only J.D. programs).

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