Business, Tax, and Financial Market Regulation


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Albany Law School has a long and proud history in the fields of business law (corporate and business litigation), tax, and financial markets/ financial institution regulation. Our graduates traditionally have served in legal, compliance, and business roles at a range of organizations and institutions both nationally and internationally. Today, we have a number of courses and programs on campus for students interested in these areas, including the Institute for Financial Market Regulation (IFMR), a cooperative project with the University at Albany that focuses on interdisciplinary research and education in financial market regulation. 

Student Life

The Business, Tax, and Financial Markets Pathway starts at Orientation where new students can participate in special sessions introducing them to the Pathway and meet faculty, peer, and alumni mentors.

Academic Program

Students following the Business, Tax, and Financial Markets Pathway are not required to choose a concentration, but the following concentrations align with this Pathway. Students can elect to concentrate in one of these areas or use the concentrations as a guideline for course selection in the areas in which they have an interest:

Experiential Opportunities

In-House Clinics:
Health Law Clinic

Institute for Financial Market Regulation (IFMR)
Working with the Institute for Financial Market Regulation would be another avenue for students to gain valuable experience and learning opportunities in: the business of financial markets, and public policy affecting the markets and driving regulation systems.

Field Placements/Summer & Semester-in-Practice

  • Department of Tax & Finance
  • Department of Financial Service
  • Surrogate’s Court
  • NY Dept. of State/Corporations Unit
  • NYS Dept. of Economic Development
  • US Bankruptcy Court
  • DOJ Bankruptcy Trustee

Strategic Partnerships

Relevant dual degrees are currently in place with the following local partners:

  • J.D./M.B.A. at Union Graduate College
  • J.D./M.B.A. at The Sage Colleges
  • J.D./M.B.A. at Union Graduate College
  • J.D. / M.B.A. University at Albany

Career Opportunities and Placement

Career Planning provides professional development opportunities specific to each pathway. Students work with alumni mentors to network and explore career opportunities in the area of business, tax, and financial market regulation.

Career Opportunities and Placement

  • The Ayco Company
  • A Goldman Sachs Company
  • Baker and McKenzie Ernst & Young, LLP
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - United States Department of the Treasury
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCoy, LLP
  • Moody’s Investors Services
  • New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS)
  • New York State Department of Taxation and Finance
  • Nixon Peabody, LLP
  • Sidley Austin, LLP
  • U.S. Patent Office