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Online Programs at Albany Law School

Albany Law School started offering online courses in 2016 and, given the popularity, quickly expanded its offerings to complete online degree programs. Today, Albany Law School offers two online degree options, with more expected to be added in the future. The two online degree options are both tailored to working professionals looking to advance their careers, and the curriculum for each program is flexibly designed to fit into each student’s busy schedule. In fact, our online Master of Science in Legal Studies was ranked “Most Flexible” on the list of Best Online Master's in Legal Studies Programs by OnlineMasters.com.

Online Degree Options

Albany Law School currently offers two online degree programs, both with a concentration in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy.

Master of Science in Legal Studies (M.S.) with a concentration in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

Albany Law’s Master of Science in Legal Studies (M.S.) program is designed for those who work closely with attorneys or other law professionals and require expertise in cybersecurity. The M.S. program is specifically for students that already hold a Bachelor’s degree.

Master of Laws (LL.M.) with a concentration in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

A Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) from Albany Law is designed to give law professionals an in-depth exposure to one particular area of law—in this case, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy. The LL.M. program is specifically for students that already hold a J.D. or equivalent.

Certificate Program with a concentration in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

The Certificate Program in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy from Albany Law is designed for those looking to gain an expertise in a select few areas of the profession, and finish very quickly. The Certificate program is specifically for students that already hold a Bachelor’s degree.

Online Curriculum

The curriculum for the Master of Legal Studies and Master of Laws in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy explores the intricacies of cybercrime. The M.S. requires 30 credit hours, and the LL.M. 24 credit hours; however, the core courses required for the two programs are the same. Every course is taught by professors and practitioners with unparalleled expertise in the field. Courses include:

Technology, Privacy, and the Law

This course considers the impact of technology on information privacy law while examining the evolution of the right to information privacy and personal autonomy under constitutional, tort, statutory, and international law. The class will also explore how the law should balance privacy rights with national security concerns with regard to newly arrived and ever-evolving technologies.

Cybersecurity Law and Policy: Public Entities

This class explores the issues and policies of cybersecurity law from both a national policy standpoint and from a corporate counsel view.

Electronic Discovery

This course provides an introduction to the legal and practical concerns regarding the use of electronic evidence in legal proceedings. Students develop an in-depth acumen of the legalities governing modern discovery and develop analytical skills that can be translated into practice.

You can view the full curriculum for the LLM and the full curriculum for the MS to see all of the course options.

Learn more about Albany Law’s online programs!

At Albany Law, working professionals can earn their advanced degree online on their time. To learn more about the flexible online programs offered at Albany Law School, contact the Graduate Admissions Office at graduateadmissions@albanylaw.edu.