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1. APPLICATION: Albany Law School LL.M. application with all questions answered, electronically submitted and certified. Paper applications are not accepted. Please visit www.albanylaw.edu/admissions for a link to our online application. 2. APPLICATION FEE: Payable by credit card or debit card in U.S. funds. If you received a fee waiver through the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC), then your application fee to Albany Law will be waived. 3. EVIDENCE OF ENGLISH PROFICIENCY: (Not required for U.S. law school graduates.) All applicants of the LL.M. for International Graduates program are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English if English is not your primary language (TOEFL® or IELTS preferred). TOEFL® minimum score = 580 on paper (range 310 to 677); 250 on computer (range 0 to 300); and 100 on Internet-based test (range 0 to 120). IELTS minimum score = 6 (range 1 to 9). We will not consider applicants who score below these levels. 3. CREDENTIAL ASSEMBLY SERVICE LAW SCHOOL REPORT: Registration with the Law School Admission Council’s LL.M. Credential Assembly Service is recommended. The following materials should be submitted through this service:

4. STATEMENT OF INTEREST: Should be limited to no more than two typed, double-spaced pages outlining how this degree will support your career objectives.

NOTE: If admitted, official transcripts from all educational institutions must be submitted prior to matriculating at Albany Law School.

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5. FINANCIAL DOCUMENTATION: (Not required for U.S. citizens or permanent residents.) Completed “International Student Financial Statement” to document your ability to pay the required cost of attendance. This documentation is required to prepare the I-20 form necessary to obtain your F-1 student visa. 6. CERTIFICATION: All applicants must electronically certify that the information provided in the application, and all supporting documents and attachments, are complete and accurate, and that while the application is active, you will promptly advise the Albany Law School Admissions Office of any change in any of the facts included in the application, supporting documents and attachments. 7. ADDITIONAL ATTACHMENTS: You may submit brief, electronic attachments to this application to explain any gaps in your education or work history, or other information not disclosed elsewhere in the application that may be of assistance to the admissions committee during the admissions application file review process.

A. TWO LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION: From faculty, supervisors, or clients who can address your academic and intellectual abilities. B. TRANSCRIPTS: Requested from all colleges, professional or technical schools, and the law school you attended.

2013-2014

Application Instructions

8 0 N E W S C O T L A N D AV E N U E A L B A N Y, N E W Y O R K 1 2 2 0 8 - 3 4 9 4

QUESTIONS? Contact the Albany Law School Admissions Office at 518-445-2326 or email admissions@albanylaw.edu.

Office of Admissions Phone: 518-445-2326 www.albanylaw.edu/admissions admissions@albanylaw.edu


LL.M. PROGRAMS The LL.M. program offers several different study options. Candidates may specialize in government administration and regulation, health law, intellectual property law, or international law, or may design a course of study other than those specialized programs. LL.M. candidates are required to earn 24 credits in approved courses. Students are strongly encouraged to earn academic credits, up to a limit of six, by engaging in faculty-supervised research and writing projects. A minimum GPA of 2.0, current and cumulative, is required. Students are expected to complete their degrees within three years and to be continuously enrolled (full- or part-time) during fall and spring semesters until all degree requirements are met. Courses previously taken toward the J.D. do not count toward the LL.M. Annual tuition: $42,400 / Tuition Per Credit Hour: $1,465

Advanced Legal Studies​

Health Law

Pursuing an LL.M. in Advanced Legal Studies affords students a great deal of flexibility in choosing courses across the curriculum. In addition to the opportunity to engage in a broad-based course of study, students also may devote themselves to intensive research and writing projects.

The Health Law curriculum offers LL.M. candidates substantive courses in health law, complemented by field placements in a wide variety of settings, including the New York State Health Department and the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation.

Candidates in the Advanced Legal Studies program may choose to concentrate their work in one area rather than pursuing a more generalized course of study. Areas of specialization open to LL.M. candidates include business law, civil litigation, environmental law, estate planning, family and elder law, and labor and employment law.

Governmental Administration and Regulation The Government Administration and Regulation curriculum offers LL.M. candidates more than 30 courses related to government law, as well as field placements and internships in government law offices at the federal, state and local levels, including legislative and executive agencies. Albany Law School is located in the heart of state government and is surrounded by more than 100 units of local government. It is also home to the oldest law schoolbased research center focusing on the intersection of law and public policy—the Governm​ent Law Center (GLC)—which works with state and local governments, as well as a host of national nonprofit organizations.

In addition to our Health Law curriculum, Albany Law offers a wealth of course offerings in other areas of concentration that overlap with health law, such as government law and policy, science and technology, intellectual property, and environmental law. Students wishing to pursue a Health Law LL.M. will have the opportunity to study in these related areas as well.

Intellectual Property Law ​ e Intellectual Property Law Th curriculum offers LL.M. candidates a solid grounding in intellectual property law, both domestic and international, covering both patents and copyright, and the legal and business issues surrounding them.​ Students can explore areas such as technology transfer and entrepreneurship, as well as fast growing industries around nanotechnology, biotechnology and energy. Other topic areas include those that commonly arise in the development, marketing and licensing of products. The program prepares students to understand the thinking and issues that drive Intellectual Propery Law, as well as dissecting the job market of this growing field.

International Law The International Law curriculum offers LL.M. candidates a unique opportunity for graduate study in a place with significant historical, political, cultural, geographical and educational connections to international law and international legal institutions. The State of New York has long been recognized as an international center in everything from finance and business to art. Albany Law School, as the only law school in the capital of New York, plays a central role in the modern contribution of the state to the development of international law and international cooperation. Our international programs include: The Paris Summer Comparative Law Program, in partnership with the University of Paris Ouest (Nanterre La Defense) and Golden Gate University’s School of Law, where students attend classes in Paris, and are team-taught by a French professor and a professor from the United States.

The International Human Rights Internship Program has placed students with courts in South Africa and Australia, with public interest law and non-governmental organizations in South Africa, Australia and Ireland, and with human rights organizations in Geneva. Funding is offered for many of the internships. Students travel through China to learn about commercial and business law by visiting Chinese courts, government offices, U.S.-based law firms and corporate offices in Beijing and Shanghai as well as meeting with Albany Law School alumni practicing in China. The New York State Bar Association’s International Section and Albany Law School offer internships for U.S. law students in law firms in Vienna, Prague, Warsaw, Bergamo, Casablanca, Panama City, Guatemala City, Mexico City and Bogatá. The internships last from four to six weeks.


LL.M. PROGRAMS The LL.M. program offers several different study options. Candidates may specialize in government administration and regulation, health law, intellectual property law, or international law, or may design a course of study other than those specialized programs. LL.M. candidates are required to earn 24 credits in approved courses. Students are strongly encouraged to earn academic credits, up to a limit of six, by engaging in faculty-supervised research and writing projects. A minimum GPA of 2.0, current and cumulative, is required. Students are expected to complete their degrees within three years and to be continuously enrolled (full- or part-time) during fall and spring semesters until all degree requirements are met. Courses previously taken toward the J.D. do not count toward the LL.M. Annual tuition: $42,400 / Tuition Per Credit Hour: $1,465

Advanced Legal Studies​

Health Law

Pursuing an LL.M. in Advanced Legal Studies affords students a great deal of flexibility in choosing courses across the curriculum. In addition to the opportunity to engage in a broad-based course of study, students also may devote themselves to intensive research and writing projects.

The Health Law curriculum offers LL.M. candidates substantive courses in health law, complemented by field placements in a wide variety of settings, including the New York State Health Department and the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation.

Candidates in the Advanced Legal Studies program may choose to concentrate their work in one area rather than pursuing a more generalized course of study. Areas of specialization open to LL.M. candidates include business law, civil litigation, environmental law, estate planning, family and elder law, and labor and employment law.

Governmental Administration and Regulation The Government Administration and Regulation curriculum offers LL.M. candidates more than 30 courses related to government law, as well as field placements and internships in government law offices at the federal, state and local levels, including legislative and executive agencies. Albany Law School is located in the heart of state government and is surrounded by more than 100 units of local government. It is also home to the oldest law schoolbased research center focusing on the intersection of law and public policy—the Governm​ent Law Center (GLC)—which works with state and local governments, as well as a host of national nonprofit organizations.

In addition to our Health Law curriculum, Albany Law offers a wealth of course offerings in other areas of concentration that overlap with health law, such as government law and policy, science and technology, intellectual property, and environmental law. Students wishing to pursue a Health Law LL.M. will have the opportunity to study in these related areas as well.

Intellectual Property Law ​ e Intellectual Property Law Th curriculum offers LL.M. candidates a solid grounding in intellectual property law, both domestic and international, covering both patents and copyright, and the legal and business issues surrounding them.​ Students can explore areas such as technology transfer and entrepreneurship, as well as fast growing industries around nanotechnology, biotechnology and energy. Other topic areas include those that commonly arise in the development, marketing and licensing of products. The program prepares students to understand the thinking and issues that drive Intellectual Propery Law, as well as dissecting the job market of this growing field.

International Law The International Law curriculum offers LL.M. candidates a unique opportunity for graduate study in a place with significant historical, political, cultural, geographical and educational connections to international law and international legal institutions. The State of New York has long been recognized as an international center in everything from finance and business to art. Albany Law School, as the only law school in the capital of New York, plays a central role in the modern contribution of the state to the development of international law and international cooperation. Our international programs include: The Paris Summer Comparative Law Program, in partnership with the University of Paris Ouest (Nanterre La Defense) and Golden Gate University’s School of Law, where students attend classes in Paris, and are team-taught by a French professor and a professor from the United States.

The International Human Rights Internship Program has placed students with courts in South Africa and Australia, with public interest law and non-governmental organizations in South Africa, Australia and Ireland, and with human rights organizations in Geneva. Funding is offered for many of the internships. Students travel through China to learn about commercial and business law by visiting Chinese courts, government offices, U.S.-based law firms and corporate offices in Beijing and Shanghai as well as meeting with Albany Law School alumni practicing in China. The New York State Bar Association’s International Section and Albany Law School offer internships for U.S. law students in law firms in Vienna, Prague, Warsaw, Bergamo, Casablanca, Panama City, Guatemala City, Mexico City and Bogatá. The internships last from four to six weeks.


LL.M. PROGRAMS The LL.M. program offers several different study options. Candidates may specialize in government administration and regulation, health law, intellectual property law, or international law, or may design a course of study other than those specialized programs. LL.M. candidates are required to earn 24 credits in approved courses. Students are strongly encouraged to earn academic credits, up to a limit of six, by engaging in faculty-supervised research and writing projects. A minimum GPA of 2.0, current and cumulative, is required. Students are expected to complete their degrees within three years and to be continuously enrolled (full- or part-time) during fall and spring semesters until all degree requirements are met. Courses previously taken toward the J.D. do not count toward the LL.M. Annual tuition: $42,400 / Tuition Per Credit Hour: $1,465

Advanced Legal Studies​

Health Law

Pursuing an LL.M. in Advanced Legal Studies affords students a great deal of flexibility in choosing courses across the curriculum. In addition to the opportunity to engage in a broad-based course of study, students also may devote themselves to intensive research and writing projects.

The Health Law curriculum offers LL.M. candidates substantive courses in health law, complemented by field placements in a wide variety of settings, including the New York State Health Department and the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation.

Candidates in the Advanced Legal Studies program may choose to concentrate their work in one area rather than pursuing a more generalized course of study. Areas of specialization open to LL.M. candidates include business law, civil litigation, environmental law, estate planning, family and elder law, and labor and employment law.

Governmental Administration and Regulation The Government Administration and Regulation curriculum offers LL.M. candidates more than 30 courses related to government law, as well as field placements and internships in government law offices at the federal, state and local levels, including legislative and executive agencies. Albany Law School is located in the heart of state government and is surrounded by more than 100 units of local government. It is also home to the oldest law schoolbased research center focusing on the intersection of law and public policy—the Governm​ent Law Center (GLC)—which works with state and local governments, as well as a host of national nonprofit organizations.

In addition to our Health Law curriculum, Albany Law offers a wealth of course offerings in other areas of concentration that overlap with health law, such as government law and policy, science and technology, intellectual property, and environmental law. Students wishing to pursue a Health Law LL.M. will have the opportunity to study in these related areas as well.

Intellectual Property Law ​ e Intellectual Property Law Th curriculum offers LL.M. candidates a solid grounding in intellectual property law, both domestic and international, covering both patents and copyright, and the legal and business issues surrounding them.​ Students can explore areas such as technology transfer and entrepreneurship, as well as fast growing industries around nanotechnology, biotechnology and energy. Other topic areas include those that commonly arise in the development, marketing and licensing of products. The program prepares students to understand the thinking and issues that drive Intellectual Propery Law, as well as dissecting the job market of this growing field.

International Law The International Law curriculum offers LL.M. candidates a unique opportunity for graduate study in a place with significant historical, political, cultural, geographical and educational connections to international law and international legal institutions. The State of New York has long been recognized as an international center in everything from finance and business to art. Albany Law School, as the only law school in the capital of New York, plays a central role in the modern contribution of the state to the development of international law and international cooperation. Our international programs include: The Paris Summer Comparative Law Program, in partnership with the University of Paris Ouest (Nanterre La Defense) and Golden Gate University’s School of Law, where students attend classes in Paris, and are team-taught by a French professor and a professor from the United States.

The International Human Rights Internship Program has placed students with courts in South Africa and Australia, with public interest law and non-governmental organizations in South Africa, Australia and Ireland, and with human rights organizations in Geneva. Funding is offered for many of the internships. Students travel through China to learn about commercial and business law by visiting Chinese courts, government offices, U.S.-based law firms and corporate offices in Beijing and Shanghai as well as meeting with Albany Law School alumni practicing in China. The New York State Bar Association’s International Section and Albany Law School offer internships for U.S. law students in law firms in Vienna, Prague, Warsaw, Bergamo, Casablanca, Panama City, Guatemala City, Mexico City and Bogatá. The internships last from four to six weeks.


1. APPLICATION: Albany Law School LL.M. application with all questions answered, electronically submitted and certified. Paper applications are not accepted. Please visit www.albanylaw.edu/admissions for a link to our online application. 2. APPLICATION FEE: Payable by credit card or debit card in U.S. funds. If you received a fee waiver through the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC), then your application fee to Albany Law will be waived. 3. EVIDENCE OF ENGLISH PROFICIENCY: (Not required for U.S. law school graduates.) All applicants of the LL.M. for International Graduates program are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English if English is not your primary language (TOEFL® or IELTS preferred). TOEFL® minimum score = 580 on paper (range 310 to 677); 250 on computer (range 0 to 300); and 100 on Internet-based test (range 0 to 120). IELTS minimum score = 6 (range 1 to 9). We will not consider applicants who score below these levels. 3. CREDENTIAL ASSEMBLY SERVICE LAW SCHOOL REPORT: Registration with the Law School Admission Council’s LL.M. Credential Assembly Service is recommended. The following materials should be submitted through this service:

4. STATEMENT OF INTEREST: Should be limited to no more than two typed, double-spaced pages outlining how this degree will support your career objectives.

NOTE: If admitted, official transcripts from all educational institutions must be submitted prior to matriculating at Albany Law School.

LL.M. Programs

5. FINANCIAL DOCUMENTATION: (Not required for U.S. citizens or permanent residents.) Completed “International Student Financial Statement” to document your ability to pay the required cost of attendance. This documentation is required to prepare the I-20 form necessary to obtain your F-1 student visa. 6. CERTIFICATION: All applicants must electronically certify that the information provided in the application, and all supporting documents and attachments, are complete and accurate, and that while the application is active, you will promptly advise the Albany Law School Admissions Office of any change in any of the facts included in the application, supporting documents and attachments. 7. ADDITIONAL ATTACHMENTS: You may submit brief, electronic attachments to this application to explain any gaps in your education or work history, or other information not disclosed elsewhere in the application that may be of assistance to the admissions committee during the admissions application file review process.

A. TWO LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION: From faculty, supervisors, or clients who can address your academic and intellectual abilities. B. TRANSCRIPTS: Requested from all colleges, professional or technical schools, and the law school you attended.

2013-2014

Application Instructions

8 0 N E W S C O T L A N D AV E N U E A L B A N Y, N E W Y O R K 1 2 2 0 8 - 3 4 9 4

QUESTIONS? Contact the Albany Law School Admissions Office at 518-445-2326 or email admissions@albanylaw.edu.

Office of Admissions Phone: 518-445-2326 www.albanylaw.edu/admissions admissions@albanylaw.edu


1. APPLICATION: Albany Law School LL.M. application with all questions answered, electronically submitted and certified. Paper applications are not accepted. Please visit www.albanylaw.edu/admissions for a link to our online application. 2. APPLICATION FEE: Payable by credit card or debit card in U.S. funds. If you received a fee waiver through the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC), then your application fee to Albany Law will be waived. 3. EVIDENCE OF ENGLISH PROFICIENCY: (Not required for U.S. law school graduates.) All applicants of the LL.M. for International Graduates program are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English if English is not your primary language (TOEFL® or IELTS preferred). TOEFL® minimum score = 580 on paper (range 310 to 677); 250 on computer (range 0 to 300); and 100 on Internet-based test (range 0 to 120). IELTS minimum score = 6 (range 1 to 9). We will not consider applicants who score below these levels. 3. CREDENTIAL ASSEMBLY SERVICE LAW SCHOOL REPORT: Registration with the Law School Admission Council’s LL.M. Credential Assembly Service is recommended. The following materials should be submitted through this service:

4. STATEMENT OF INTEREST: Should be limited to no more than two typed, double-spaced pages outlining how this degree will support your career objectives.

NOTE: If admitted, official transcripts from all educational institutions must be submitted prior to matriculating at Albany Law School.

LL.M. Programs

5. FINANCIAL DOCUMENTATION: (Not required for U.S. citizens or permanent residents.) Completed “International Student Financial Statement” to document your ability to pay the required cost of attendance. This documentation is required to prepare the I-20 form necessary to obtain your F-1 student visa. 6. CERTIFICATION: All applicants must electronically certify that the information provided in the application, and all supporting documents and attachments, are complete and accurate, and that while the application is active, you will promptly advise the Albany Law School Admissions Office of any change in any of the facts included in the application, supporting documents and attachments. 7. ADDITIONAL ATTACHMENTS: You may submit brief, electronic attachments to this application to explain any gaps in your education or work history, or other information not disclosed elsewhere in the application that may be of assistance to the admissions committee during the admissions application file review process.

A. TWO LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION: From faculty, supervisors, or clients who can address your academic and intellectual abilities. B. TRANSCRIPTS: Requested from all colleges, professional or technical schools, and the law school you attended.

2013-2014

Application Instructions

8 0 N E W S C O T L A N D AV E N U E A L B A N Y, N E W Y O R K 1 2 2 0 8 - 3 4 9 4

QUESTIONS? Contact the Albany Law School Admissions Office at 518-445-2326 or email admissions@albanylaw.edu.

Office of Admissions Phone: 518-445-2326 www.albanylaw.edu/admissions admissions@albanylaw.edu


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