Albany Law School is a small, private school located in the heart of New York State’s capital that has educated leaders since 1851. As the oldest law school in New York and affiliated with University at Albany, the institution offers students an innovative, rigorous curriculum taught by a committed faculty. 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. With approximately 10,400 practicing alumni, Albany Law’s graduates serve as a vital community and resource for the school and its students.