Albany Law Earns Straight A Report from preLaw magazine
Grades are in and Albany Law School is on the honor roll.
Albany Law School received an A+ in Government Law and an A- in both Trial Advocacy and Technology Law in the Winter 2023 issue of preLaw magazine which details the best-of-the-best offerings at law schools around the nation.
The top grade for Government Law ranks Albany Law School ahead of Harvard Law School, Fordham Law School, Yale Law School, and Chicago-Kent College of Law among others.
Students at Albany Law School have unique access to New York State’s government epicenter with internship opportunities at state offices, with elected officials, at lobbying firms, more.
On campus, students can work in the Government Law Center assisting with nonpartisan legal research and analysis that state and local governments need to better serve their communities. GLC interns and fellows have exclusive opportunities to work with government attorneys, lawyers for New York State agencies and the Attorney General’s Office, judges, lobbyists, nonprofit leaders and union lawyers.
When it comes to Trial Advocacy, while Albany Law School students learn crucial skills for the courtroom through coursework, they also put knowledge into practice through the Anthony V. Cardona ’70 Moot Court Program.
Participation in Moot Court prepares students for some of the most prestigious regional, national and international competitions with excellent experience in legal research, analysis, writing and oral advocacy.
“Lawyers must have a broad array of skills in order to excel in court. They must be able to deliver arguments, evidence, testimony, and substance,” the magazine editors said.
Turning to technology, Albany Law School’s Innovation Intensive program — also recently ranked as one of the nation’s best by Bloomberg Law — affords law students an opportunity to immerse themselves in on-site work at SUNY Polytechnic’s laboratories and partner with interdisciplinary teams to understand and work within the technology commercialization process in a university setting.
The program has a heavy focus on intellectual property law and the regulation of new technologies, like the rapidly evolving areas of nanotechnologies, quantum computing, and artificial intelligence.
Albany Law School also offers several courses in cybersecurity and data privacy for J.D. students as well as a specialized online graduate degree through its Online Graduate Programs.