Cost of attendance: $30,000 ($1,000/credit hour)
Thirty credits will be required to complete the M.S. in Legal Studies.
The program is designed for a student to complete the M.S. degree in one year, but it is also acceptable to complete the degree in two years (24 months).
All students will begin with a required Introduction to Law & Legal Methods course to learn the fundamental conceptual, research and writing skills critical to law study.
An approved field placement is part of the core curricula in Government Affairs & Advocacy and Social Entrepreneurship, and students in the Health Law & Healthcare Compliance concentration are encouraged to participate in a field placement experience.
Albany Law School is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Candidate for Accreditation is a status of affiliation with a regional accrediting commission which indicates that an institution has achieved initial recognition and is progressing toward, but is not assured of, accreditation. It has provided evidence of sound planning, appears to have the resources to implement the plans, and appears to have the potential for reaching its goals within a reasonable time.
Albany Law School’s JD program is accredited by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-6738.
The accreditation by the ABA only applies to JD programs. The ABA “acquiesces” to non-JD graduate programs at ABA-accredited law schools as long as it determines that there are no adverse effects on the JD programming. To learn more, visit: www.abanet.org/legaled/postjdprograms/postjd.html. Albany Law School has received ABA acquiescence for our LL.M. and M.S.L.S programs.