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Application Requirements

Master’s Applicants

To apply an applicant must submit the following:

  1. Online application
  2. Resume
  3. Statement of Interest answering the following:
    • Why is Albany Law School your choice?
    • Why is this program your choice?
    • How will this program advance your career objectives?
  4. Transcripts are required from all colleges, professional or technical schools, and the law school you have attended. Send official transcripts:
  5. Albany Law School-Office of Admissions
    80 New Scotland Avenue
    Albany, NY 12208-3494

  6. If an International student, any transcripts from an education institution outside of the United States must be evaluated.
  7. Two letters of recommendation (optional). Letters must be from faculty, supervisors, or clients who can address the applicant's academic and intellectual abilities.

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LL.M. Applicants

To apply an applicant must submit the following:

  1. Online application
  2. Resume
  3. Statement of Interest answering the following:
    • Why is Albany Law School your choice?
    • Why is this program your choice?
    • How will this program advance your career objectives?
  4. Transcripts are required from all colleges, professional or technical schools, and the law school you have attended. Please note that this LL.M. degree program requires that all applicants have already earned a JD or LLB degree. Please submit transcripts through LSAC Credential Assembly Service Law School Report. 
  5. If an International student, any transcripts from an education institution outside of the United States must be evaluated.
  6. Two letters of recommendation (optional). Letters must be from faculty, supervisors, or clients who can address the applicant's academic and intellectual abilities.

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Certificate Applicants

To apply an applicant must submit the following:

  1. Online application
  2. Resume
  3. Statement of Interest answering the following:
    • Why is Albany Law School your choice?
    • Why is this program your choice?
    • How will this program advance your career objectives?
  4. Transcripts are required from all colleges, professional or technical schools, and the law school you have attended. Send official transcripts:
  5. Albany Law School-Office of Admissions
    80 New Scotland Avenue
    Albany, NY 12208-3494

  6. If an International student, any transcripts from an education institution outside of the United States must be evaluated.

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Countdown to the Application Deadline

Next start date: Online Graduate Programs

Mar
Mon
22
2021

Application Deadline: Online Graduate Programs

Mar
Mon
8
2021

Application Fee

Master’s and Certificate Applicants: There is no application fee.  A third-party fee may be incurred for International students who need to complete a transcript evaluation.

LL.M. Applicants: Albany Law School has no application fee.  However, third-party fees are incurred through LSAC.

Transfer Credit

  • Up to 9 credits may be transferred into the MSLS or LLM. A course is only potentially eligible for transfer if at least an equivalent of a 3.0 grade was earned and the course was taken relatively recently at an Eligible Institution. A course taken at an Eligible Institution will be eligible for transfer credit if it is deemed functionally equivalent to a course offered within the relevant subject matter degree concentration taken by the student.
  • Students who have previously earned credits at an Eligible Institution may receive an evaluation of their transcripts to determine the number of credit hours and required courses for which they will receive transfer credit by submitting a transfer credit request form, with all required supporting documentation. No transfer credit request will be processed without submittal of a written transfer request form.