Albany Law School

Campus Description

The only law school in the capital of New York State, Albany Law School is the oldest private, independent law school in North America. New York is a nexus of power and influence, and the state has one of the most complex, comprehensive and well-respected legal systems in the nation. Students gain access to powerful public and private sector influences. Albany Law offers students an innovative, rigorous curriculum taught by a committed faculty. Albany Law gives students abundant opportunities to put theory into practice in rewarding ways. Through the award-winning Law Clinic & Justice Center students represent low-income clients who cannot afford an attorney. The Government Law Center takes advantage of the school's location in New York's capital to offer an array of policy and public-service programs. The Moot Court program, simulation courses, 150 internships and field placements create other opportunities for hands-on learning. Albany Law shares a 54-acre campus with three other colleges. Walkways and green-spaces connect the School with The Sage Colleges, Albany Medical College and the Albany College of Pharmacy. Together, the schools attract students from across the country and around the world whose diverse interests and backgrounds enrich the intellectual - and social - environment for all.

Offers only Graduate (advanced) degrees

80 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY 12208


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Albany Law School Admissions

Degrees Offered

Master's (LLM), First Professional (JD)


Basketball, flag football, rugby club (men), rugby club (women), running, softball.

Clubs and Activities

There are 32 active student organizations on campus. They range from clubs focused on law to ones designed to give students a hard-earned break from the intensity of their academic work.

Featured Programs

Hallmarks of an Albany Law education include a supportive learning environment and a broad array of opportunities for hands-on practice through clinics, law centers and other programs.

Enrollment for Fall 2013

Graduate (Matriculated): 475

Campus Demographics


Tuition Information for 2015-2016

Admission/Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines (Same for Freshmen and Transfers): June 1

Financial Aid Deadlines

Application Requirements

Applicants for admission to the JD program must hold, or have completed the requirements for a baccalaureate or higher degree granted by a regionally accredited institution, containing at least 45 semester hours in liberal arts and sciences. In weighing an applicant's credentials, we look at the entire application including such factors as grade point average (GPA), the strength of the undergraduate institution, and the rigor of his or her course of study.