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80 New Scotland Avenue
Albany , New York 12208

Disability Resource Office

Office of Student Affairs
80 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, New York 12208
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About Albany Law School

Albany Law School, located in Albany, New York, is a prestigious not-for-profit private institution that has been providing quality legal education for over 165 years. Founded in 1851, Albany Law School is one of the oldest independent law schools in the United States. With a rich history and a commitment to excellence, the school offers a comprehensive education that prepares students for successful careers in law.

Situated in the vibrant city of Albany, the bustling capital of New York State, the law school benefits from its location in a region known for its strong legal community and thriving economy. Albany, often referred to as the “Empire State’s Capital,” is home to numerous state and federal government offices, leading law firms, and a variety of legal institutions. This provides students with ample opportunities for internships, externships, and networking events that can enhance their education and career prospects.

Albany Law School has built a strong reputation for its rigorous academic programs and innovative approach to legal education. Offering both full-time and part-time programs, the school provides flexibility for students to pursue their legal studies in a way that suits their needs and commitments. The curriculum emphasizes practical skills, critical thinking, and ethical lawyering, ensuring that students are well-prepared to tackle the complex challenges of the legal profession.

The faculty at Albany Law School consists of esteemed legal scholars, practitioners, and experts in various fields of law. With a low student-to-faculty ratio, students benefit from close interactions with their professors, who are not only dedicated educators but also active contributors to legal research and scholarship. The faculty’s diverse expertise and experience bring depth and breadth to the educational experience, fostering an intellectually stimulating learning environment.

In addition to its strong academic programs, Albany Law School offers students a host of experiential learning opportunities to further enhance their legal education. The school’s extensive clinical program provides students with hands-on experience representing clients under the supervision of experienced attorneys. The pro bono and public interest initiatives allow students to engage in meaningful community service and social justice work. Moreover, the school boasts several well-regarded centers and institutes that focus on specialized areas of the law, conducting research, and organizing events that contribute to legal discourse.

Albany Law School also understands the importance of professional development and career advancement. The school’s Career Center provides comprehensive support to students, including job search assistance, counseling, and networking opportunities with alumni and legal professionals. Through its strong alumni network and connections within the legal community, Albany Law School has a track record of producing successful graduates who go on to have impactful careers in various legal fields.

With its rich history, strong academic programs, thriving legal community, and commitment to excellence, Albany Law School stands as a distinguished institution in the field of legal education. Through its comprehensive and personalized approach, the school equips students with the knowledge, skills, and ethical grounding necessary for a successful legal career. Whether aspiring to practice law in the public or private sector, Albany Law School offers students a supportive and intellectually stimulating environment to achieve their professional goals.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations