Albany Law School is an ABA accredited law school based in Albany, New York. Founded in 1851 by Robert H. Pruyn and others, Albany Law School is the oldest independent law school in the United States. Albany Law is the only law school located within New York's Capital Region. This gives Albany Law students extensive access to internships and job opportunities. The State Legislature, New York Court of Appeals, The Appellate Division 3rd Department, countless state agencies, the Federal District Court for the Northern District of New York, the New York State Bar Association, and a large number of private law firms call Albany home. In addition, Albany Law School operates several public interest clinics providing students with hands-on legal experience. Some of the clinics available include the Health Law, Introduction to Litigation, Low Income Taxpayer, Civil Rights and Disabilities, Domestic Violence, and Securities Arbitration.
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Albany Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 62% of its applicants. Comparatively, Albany is Higher than the average cost for law school.
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Albany Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Albany is Below Average.
The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Albany Law School of Union University 1L section size is 114% smaller than law schools in New York and 70% smaller than all PRIVATE law schools.
Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Albany Law School of Union University class of 2015 had an employment rate of 84% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.
In 2015, 91.9%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.