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The Online Graduate Programs operate in six online sessions, which are typically seven weeks in length.

First Semester Registration: Incoming students are registered for their first semester (both online sessions) with the help of their Admissions Counselor after they have submitted their seat deposit. Incoming M.S. students must take MSLS 500 in their first session. Exceptions require Dean approval.

Ongoing Student Registration: After the first semester, students self-register using the tools and information provided in the Online Student Center (Canvas). Registration details and timelines are shared with ongoing students via email when registration periods are approaching (approximately one month prior to the start of a new semester). Students register for both online sessions (1 and 2) of a semester during the same registration period.

Thesis: M.S. and LL.M. students are eligible to take the two-part Thesis course only in their final semester. Exceptions require Dean approval.

Required Materials: While many courses do not require students to purchase textbooks or other materials, and any required materials can be purchased from any source of your choosing, always check the Bookstore listing, as this serves as the official listing of requirements for Online Graduate courses.

Current Students: Go to Online Student Center for more information.

 

    Fall 1 2024 Online Session DATES: August 19 - October 6
    late add by August 21; drop by August 25

    Core Courses
    MSLS 500: Introduction to Law and Legal Methods for Non-Lawyers (3 credits) - Prof. Hemstock
    MSLS 591: Thesis: Research (1.5 credits) - Prof. Hemstock
    Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
    CSDP 507: Cybercrime 1 (3 credits) - Prof. Schwarz
    CSDP 603: Survey Privacy Law (1 credit) - Prof. Graves
    Financial Compliance and Risk Management
    FCRM 502: Securities Fraud, Financial Crimes, and Internal Investigations (3 credits) - Prof. Andersen
    FCRM 607: Introduction to Investment Advisors (1 credit) - Prof. Friedman
    Government Affairs and Advocacy
    GVAA 704: Public Budgets and Finance (1 or 3 credits) - Prof. Agata
    GVAA 712: Influencing Policymakers Through Advocacy (1 or 3 credits) - Prof. Sockowitz
    Health Law and Healthcare Compliance
    HLTH 506: Medical Malpractice (3 credits) - Prof. Frankel
    Human Resources: Law, Leadership, and Policy
    HRLP 502: Labor Law & Human Resources: An Introduction to Labor-Management Relations (3 credits) - Prof. Manfredo

     

    Fall 2 2024 Online SESSION DATES: OCTOBER 14 - DECEMBER 10
    late add by OCTOBER 16; drop by OCTOBER 20

    Core Courses
    MSLS 500: Introduction to Law and Legal Methods for Non-Lawyers (3 credits) - Prof. Hemstock
    MSLS 592 Thesis: Writing (1.5 credits) - Prof. Munro
    M.S. and LL.M. students should register for both 591 and 592 in their final semester.
    Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
    CSDP 503: Technology, Privacy, and the Law (3 credits) - Prof. Bseikri
    CSDP 604: Law of Cyber Conflict (1 credit) - Prof. Haynes
    Financial Compliance and Risk Management
    FCRM 501: Technology & Financial Markets: FinTech & Big Data (3 credits) - Prof. Shaw
    FCRM 601: Intro to Banking Regulation (1-credit) - Prof. Ferdinand-Davis
    Government Affairs and Advocacy
    GVAA 710: Lobbying Law and Ethics (1 or 3 credits) - Prof. Clark
    GVAA 713: Integrated Strategic Communications and Advocacy (1 or 3 credits) - Prof. Larrabee
    Health Law and Healthcare Compliance
    HLTH 504: Medicare and Medicaid (3 credits) - Prof. Ustin
    HLTH 604: Conducting Investigations: Law and Practice (1 credit) - Prof. Sheingold
    Human Resources: Law, Leadership, and Policy
    HR 505: Workforce Recruitment, Retention and Development (3 credits) - Prof. Toy
    HR 606: HR Negotiations (1 credit) - Prof. Hou

     

    spring 1 2025 online SESSION DATES: January 13 - May 2
    late add by January 15; drop by January 19

    The following section is not final and is subject to change at this time. The Spring 2025 schedule will be finalized prior to the mid-December registration period.
    Core Courses
    MSLS 500: Introduction to Law and Legal Methods for Non-Lawyers (3 credits) - Prof. Hemstock
    MSLS 591: Thesis: Research (1.5 credits) - Prof. Hemstock
    Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
    CSDP 504: Cyberspace Law (3 credits)
    CSDP 605: National Cyber Operations (1 credit)
    Financial Compliance and Risk Management
    FCRM 503: The Compliance Officer: Risk Management and Compliance Obligations (3 credits)
    FCRM 604: to Financial Institutions, Products, Professionals & Associated Regulatory Structure (1 credit)
    Government Affairs and Advocacy
    GVAA 501: Administrative Law: Rules and Regulations (3 credits)
    Required course for all GVAA MS and LLM candidates.
    GVAA 702: State and Local Governments: (1 or 3 credits)
    Health Law and Healthcare Compliance
    HLTH 502: HIPAA Compliance (3 credits)
    HLTH 606: The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) ( 1 credit)
    Human Resources: Law, Leadership, and Policy
    HRLP 501: Employment Law (3 credits)
    HRLP 601: Human Capital Analytics and Workforce Planning (1 credit)

      

    spring 2 2025 online SESSION DATES: March 17 - May 4
    late add by march 19; drop by March 23

    The following section is not final and is subject to change at this time. The Spring 2025 schedule will be finalized prior to the mid-December registration period.
    Core Courses
    MSLS 500: Introduction to Law and Legal Methods for Non-Lawyers (3 credits) - Prof. Hemstock
    MSLS 592 Thesis: Writing (1.5 credits) - Prof. Munro
    M.S. and LL.M. students should register for both 591 and 592 in their final semester.
    Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
    CSDP 508: Cybersecurity Frameworks: 3 credits)
    CSDP 606: US Cyber Conflict Policy: 1 credit)
    FCRM 701: Understanding Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and the Law (1 or 3 credits)
    This course satisfies CSDP credit requirements for CSDP programs.
    Financial Compliance and Risk Management
    FCRM 701: Understanding Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and the Law (1 or 3 credits)
    This course also satisfies CSDP credit requirements for CSDP programs.
    FCRM 504: Financial Crimes: 3 credits)
    Government Affairs and Advocacy
    GVAA 706: NY Lobbying: Process and Players (1 or 3 credits)
    Health Law and Healthcare Compliance
    HLTH 507: Mental Health Law (3 credits)
    HLTH 601: Strategic Issues in Public Health Law and Compliance (1 credit)
    HLTH 603: False Claims Act (1 credit)
    Human Resources: Law, Leadership, and Policy
    HRLP 506: Wages, Hours and Benefits (3 credits)
    HRLP 605: Privacy and Technology in the Workplace (1 credit)

     

    summer 1 2025 online SESSION DATES: May 19 - June 29
    late add by may 21; drop by may 24

    The following section is not final and is subject to change at this time. The Summer 2025 schedule will be finalized prior to the mid-April registration period.
    Core Courses
    MSLS 500: Introduction to Law and Legal Methods for Non-Lawyers (3 credits) - Prof. Hemstock
    MSLS 591: Thesis: Research (1.5 credits) - Prof. Hemstock
    Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
    CSDP 506: Supply Chain Cybersecurity Law (3 credits)
    CSDP 509: Data Access, Tracking, Surveillance, and the Fourth Amendment (3 credits)
    CSDP 601: Introduction to US Privacy Law (1 credit)
    Financial Compliance and Risk Management
    FCRM 580: Supply Chain Cybersecurity Law (3 credits)
    Cross-listed with CSDP 506.
    FCRM 602: Compliance in the Retail Customer Relationship (1 credit)
    Health Law and Healthcare Compliance
    HLTH 505: Long Term and Post-Acute Care (3 credits)
    Human Resources: Law, Leadership, and Policy
    HRLP 503: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workforce (3 credits)
    Government Affairs and Advocacy
    GVAA 711: Constitutional Rights and Remedies (1 or 3 credits)
    GVAA 701: Legislative Process and Statutory Interpretation (1 or 3 credits)

    summer 2 2025 online SESSION DATES: June 30 - August 17
    late add by July 2; drop by July 6

    The following section is not final and is subject to change at this time. The Summer 2025 schedule will be finalized prior to the mid-April registration period.
    Core Courses
    MSLS 500: Introduction to Law and Legal Methods for Non-Lawyers (3 credits) - Prof. Hemstock
    MSLS 592 Thesis: Writing (1.5 credits) - Prof. Munro
    M.S. and LL.M. students should register for both 591 and 592 in their final semester.
    Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
    CSDP 510: European Data Protection and Privacy Law (3 credits)
    Students who have taken CSDP 505 (Global Privacy Law) should speak with Dean Rosenberger before registering for this course.
    CSDP 602: Privacy Law and the Individual (1 credit)
    Financial Compliance and Risk Management
    FCRM 507: The Chief Compliance Officer: Advanced Issues Impacting an International Organization (3 credits)
    This course is considered part 2 of a 2-part series. Students without considerable experience in corporate compliance should not take this course before taking FCRM 503.
    FCRM 603: Intro to Broker-Dealer Regulation (1 credit)
    Health Law and Healthcare Compliance
    HLTH 501: Health Care Compliance (3 credits)
    HLTH 607: Pharmaceutical Compliance (1 credit)
    Human Resources: Law, Leadership, and Policy
    HRLP 507: Global Human Resources and the Law (3 credits)
    HRLP 608: Workplace Investigations (1 credit)
    Government Affairs and Advocacy
    GVAA 703: Government Ethics (1 or 3 credits)

     

    Accreditation

    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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    518-445-2365

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