Albany Law School has been at the forefront of student-centered learning for more than 20 years. Our innovative faculty remain committed to pursuing excellence in teaching and assessment methods inspired by Carnegie-styled education reform. Through coursework, classroom exploration, innovative clinical and field programs, teaching-focused scholarship, and a vibrant campus culture always striving to advance teaching and learning, Albany Law School continues to hone its pedagogic approach after 160-plus years as the oldest independent law school in the country.
Through our unique Center for Excellence in Law Teaching, we provide our legal educators with the resources to provide a pedagogically sound and innovative program of instruction to meet the changing needs of law students and legal educators, as well as the clients lawyers ultimately serve.
The Center also serves as a web-based clearinghouse for material on teaching and curriculum development, legal education reform and the ABA accreditation revisions based on the "Student Learning Outcomes" movement. CELT also hosts the "Best Practices for Legal Education" Blog.
Through regularly hosted faculty teaching exchanges, community-wide dialogue on legal education reform, the exchange of syllabi, teaching methodology and curriculum development literature, Albany Law School has long had a reputation for its practical approach to preparing students for careers in law.