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With a 121-year legacy of academic excellence, Brooklyn Law School is where law is put into action. Our approach equips students with the analytical thinking and lawyering skills to meet the challenges of today's legal world. 

 

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50+ Years of Real-World Learning

At Brooklyn Law School, legal theory is applied to reality, and law is put into action. It is an approach that equips our students with the analytical thinking and lawyering skills that will prepare them for the immediate and long-term challenges of legal employment.

Comfortable Accommodations

We offer guaranteed housing for first-year students, eliminating the hassle of searching for a place to live. Beautiful apartments that are conveniently located and priced below market rate provide a setting conducive to achieving a strong start in law school.

 

An Unparalleled Location

Located between historic Brooklyn Heights and the vibrant commercial hub of Downtown Brooklyn, the Law School is surrounded by courts and located within walking distance of civic offices, law firms, community organizations, tech startups, and more.

In Their Own Words

Alumni share their experiences at Brooklyn Law.  

 Meet Our Community

We have a dynamic student body, a diverse and dedicated faculty, and a global network of 24,000 alumni. Brooklyn Law School continues to attract the best and brightest from around the world.

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Faculty with Impact

Brooklyn Law School's faculty is ranked among the top 40 law schools in the nation based on scholarly impact by Brian Leiter's Law School Reports. Our professors are leading scholars, policy shapers, and—in the case of clinical and adjunct professors—practitioners. They are passionate about the law and deeply invested in the success of our students. 

Pursue Your Passion

CERTIFICATES

Business Law
Criminal Law
Entrepreneurship Law
IP, Media & Information Law International Law
Real Estate Law

CURRICULUM Approximately 240 elective courses and seminars are offered in these and other areas of concentration.

Business Organizations Law
Civil Practice & Litigation
Commercial Transactions Law Constitutional Law & Theory
Criminal Law
Environmental Law
Family Law
Health Law
Immigration Law
International Business Law
International & Comparative Law Intellectual Property, Media, & Information Law
Labor & Employment Law
Legal Ethics
Legal Theory & Jurisprudence
Legal Writing & Research
Property & Real Estate Law
Public Interest Law
Regulatory Law & Policy
Taxation
Trusts & Estates

CLINICS  With more than 20 law clinics in various areas of specialization, our students can hone skills, navigate ethical concerns, and develop career-building professional identities and networks.

BLS/EXI Innocence
Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy (BLIP) Children’s Law Center
Clemency & Pardon Project
Community Development
Corporate & Real Estate
Criminal Defense & Advocacy
Disability & Civil Rights
Employment Law
Federal Civil Litigation: NYC Law Department Federal Civil Litigation: U.S. Attorney, EDNY, Immigration Unit
HELP (Helping Elders Through Litigation and Policy)
Housing Rights
LGBT Advocacy
Mediation
Municipal Litigation: NYC Law Department New York Civil Court Consumer Law
Pro Bono Scholars
Prosecutors: Brooklyn District Attorney Prosecutors: U.S. Attorneys Office, EDNY Safe Harbor Project
Veterans Rights
Youth Re-entry & Legal Services

EXTERNSHIPS

Civil Practice
Criminal Practice
DC Immersion Semester
Health Law
Immigration Law
Judicial Clerkship
Real Estate and Community Development Sports Law

FELLOWSHIPS

Sparer (Public Interest)
Bankruptcy & Commercial Law
Family Law & Policy
International Human Rights
Health Law & Policy
International Business Law
Immigrants’ Rights
Criminal Justice
Veterans Rights
LGBTQ Rights

CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES 

Law Review
Journal of International Law
Journal of Law & Policy
Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law
Moot Court Honor Society
Alternative Dispute Resolution Honor Society

Plus, international opportunities, joint degrees, and numerous pro bono projects.

24,000-Strong Alumni Network

Brooklyn Law School is consistently named to the National Law Journal's list of Go-To Schools, ranking us among the top 50 law schools with the highest percentage of 2021 J.D. graduates hired as first-year associates at the nation’s 100 largest law firms. We are also one of the top law schools for associates promoted to partner. 

90% of the Class of 2021 who were seeking employment were employed within 10 months of graduation. 

Start Here. 

  • The application process for the full-time (3-year) program and the part-time (4-year) program is the same. 
  • Go online to LSAC.org. Register for the LSAT. (We also accept the GRE.)
  • Sign up for LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service.
  • Use your LSAC account to apply electronically
    to Brooklyn Law School. Brooklyn Law School has no application fee.
  • Our Academic Excellence Early Decision deadline is December 1 (November or earlier LSAT required).
  • We have rolling admissions, so there is no deadline for Regular Review, but applications completed by February 1 are given first consideration.

Learn more about the application requirements, tuition, and financial aid at brooklaw.edu. 

Meet Us in Brooklyn

We offer IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL information sessions, as well as campus tours, class observations, and other opportunities to meet and engage with our community. Contact admitq@brooklaw.edu for assistance with planning your visit.

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Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

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Brooklyn Law School's Magazine: Law Notes

Brooklyn Law School's Accolades

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