ALBANY, N.Y., April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Albany Law School today announced the launch of a master's program that will provide legal training for professionals and recent college graduates looking to advance their careers but not interested in a law degree.
The Master of Science in Legal Studies will be offered beginning in the fall of 2016. Students can choose from three concentrations:
- Government Affairs & Advocacy, a guided course of study to prepare a master's student with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the field of lobbying.
- Health Law & Healthcare Compliance, designed to equip those employed — or seeking employment — with the expertise needed to thrive in the dynamic career of health care.
- Social Entrepreneurship, an alternative degree for individuals looking to build a business or pursue a career that serves the legal and societal needs in their communities and beyond.
"Albany Law School has a long and proud history of training students for careers in the law," said Alicia Ouellette, President and Dean of Albany Law School. "The law affects every career today, and knowledge of the law can advance a career in new ways
A study of the Capital Region's professional environment shows that the region's professionals, and their employers, can benefit greatly with advanced learning of the law in these areas of study.
Thirty credits will be required to complete the degree. 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.
Application deadline for the fall semester is July 15.
Albany Law School is a small, private school located in the heart of New York state's capital that has educated leaders since 1851. It has an affiliation agreement with University at Albany that includes shared programs, and access for students and faculty to learn from one another. It was named #1 in the country for preparing students for government law and #6 nationally for prosecution and public defense by "preLaw" magazine (winter 2016). Students have access to New York's highest court, federal courts, the executive branch and the state legislature
David Singer, Albany Law School, (518) 445-3211 or [email protected]
SOURCE Albany Law School