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Registrar Services

The Registrar’s office is still accepting bar admissions forms, transcript request forms, and other documents for processing through mail.

The Registrar's Office handles all aspects of registration and examinations, as well as student loan deferments, VA benefits, bar certifications, optional practical training for our international students, and academic transcripts.

Request Transcripts

Alumni

Please fill out the transcript request form and mail it to the office.

There is a $3 charge for each transcript requested.

Once the transcript request form and payment are received, we will process the request.

There is no charge for transcripts sent to a state bar. There is no charge to have a transcript sent to Albany Law School's Admissions Office.

Students

Current students may request official transcripts using WebAdvisor or by filling out the appropriate form in the Registrar's Office.

Current students are entitled to one free transcript per semester.

There is a $3 charge for each transcript.

Transcripts will be available for pick up within two business days after submission of the request.

Registration

The Registrar's Office assigns first-year schedules to students.

Beginning with the third semester, students select courses in accordance with the guidelines for their specific academic programs.

Details of graduation requirements for each program are outlined in the Student Handbook.  

The Registrar's office designates the registration period for each semester and provides students with procedures and deadlines for course selections.

Each student must complete a legal ethics course, a professional skills course (beginning with the class of '08), and satisfy the upper-class writing assignment to earn a J.D. degree from Albany Law School.

Albany Law School - University at Albany Cross-Registration

Schedules & Calendars

2021 Fall Exam Schedule

Rules Regarding Exam Postponements (Not including Take Home Exams) 

Students may submit a request to postpone an exam if they have: Two exams on the same day OR An exam at 1:30 p.m. and then 9:00 a.m. the next day OR Three or more exams scheduled on three consecutive days.

Postponed exams are rescheduled to the earliest day that is feasible.

Effective: 10/7/21

Wednesday, December 8 
9:00 a.m. - Con Law II 
1:30 p.m. - Real Estate Transactions

Thursday, December 9 
9:00 a.m. - Federal Civil Procedure 
1:30 p.m. Conflict of Laws 

Friday, December 10

9:00 a.m. - Property
9:00 a.m. - Crim Pro Adjudication 
9:00 a.m. - Trusts & Estates – Bloom 
1:30 p.m. - Bankruptcy 

Monday, December 13 
9:00 a.m. - Torts 
1:30 p.m. - Evidence 
1:30 p.m. - ALA2 

Tuesday, December 14 
9:00 a.m. - Intro to Tax 

Wednesday, December 15 
9:00 a.m. - Legal Profession 

Thursday, December 16 
9:00 a.m. - Contracts 
1:30 p.m. - National Security Law 

Friday, December 17 
9:00 a.m. - Surrogates 
1:30 p.m. - Crim Pro Investigation 

Monday, December 20
9:00 a.m. - NYP1 
9:00 a.m. - NYP Survey 
1:30 p.m. - Health Law

Take Home Exams to be completed between the dates listed above:
Business Organizations – Pratt
Electronic Discovery – Deyo
Immigration Law – Armistead
Intellectual Property in Bus Org. – Murphy
Intro to Intellectual Property – Seita
Jurisprudence: The Phil of Law - Walker
Law of Government – Ayers
Mental Health Law - DiNova
Public International Law – Harrington
Sales - Buffington
Securities Regulation – Redwood
State & Local Tax - Boll
Trusts & Estates – Pratt

 

Hours

Monday through Friday - 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Contact

Room 301
80 New Scotland Ave
Albany, NY 12208
Phone: 518-445-2335
Fax: 518-445-3323
E-mail: registrar@albanylaw.edu

Joann Fitzsimmons
Assistant Dean and Registrar

518-445-2324
jfitz@albanylaw.edu 

Laurie Law
Associate Registrar

518-445-3364
llaw@albanylaw.edu

Enrollment and Degree Verification

Albany Law School has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide enrollment and degree verification. The National Student Clearinghouse can be contacted at:

Web: www.degreeverify.org

Mail: National Student Clearinghouse
2300 Dulles Station Boulevard, Suite 300
Herndon, VA 20171

FERPA

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 Albany Law School annually informs students of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as it is amended. This Act, with which the institution intends to comply fully, was designated to protect the privacy of educational records. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their educational records.

    Annually, Albany Law School informs students of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. This Act, with which the institution intends to comply fully, was designated to protect the privacy of educational records.

    The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights include:

    1.    The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days after the day the school receives a request for access. A student should submit to the registrar, dean, head of the academic department, or other appropriate official, a written request that identifies the record(s) the student wishes to inspect. The school official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the school official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.


    2.    The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes is inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA.

    A student who wishes to ask Albany Law School to amend a record should write the school official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record the student wants changed, and specify why it should be changed.

    If Albany Law School decides not to amend the record as requested, the School will notify the student in writing of the decision and the student’s right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.

    3.    The right to provide written consent before the School discloses personally identifiable information (PII) from the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.

    One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official typically includes a person employed by the School in an administrative, supervisory, academic, research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person serving on the board of trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee. A school official also may include a volunteer or contractor outside of Albany Law School who performs an institutional service of function for which the school would otherwise use its own employees and who is under the direct control of the school with respect to the use and maintenance of PII from education records, such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent or a student volunteering to assist another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official typically has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for Albany Law School.

    4.    The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Albany Law School to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:

    Family Policy Compliance Office

    U.S. Department of Education

    400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20202

    5.    Directory Information and Release of Information:

    The items listed below are designated as “Directory Information” and may be released at the discretion of the institution. Under the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, students have the right to withhold the disclosure of any or all of the categories of “Directory Information.” Written notification to withhold any or all of the “Directory Information” must be received by the Registrar’s Office within one week of the fall registration of each academic year.

    Categories: The student’s name, dates of attendance, degrees, honors and awards received, and the student’s school identification picture for inclusion in the class directory.

    A request to withhold any or all of the above data in no way restricts internal use of the material by Albany Law School, such as the release of academic information to institution officials whose positions justify such release of information to them, or to Law School committees charged with the selection of students for awards and honors.
     

    Official Albany Law School Visits

    Thank you for your interest in visiting Albany Law School. Below is a list of the documents that we require from any students requesting to visit the law school:

    1. A letter from you requesting to visit here
    2. A letter from your law school allowing you to visit here. It also needs to indicate that you are in good standing and the acceptable transfer grades
    3. A copy of your law school transcript
    4. Proof of immunizations (2 Measles, 1 Mumps, 1 Rubella, Meningitis - optional) per NY State Health Dept. regulations

    Please check with your school on how many credits they will accept from us to complete your JD degree.