The outline below shows the steps you will need to take to apply to Brooklyn Law School. There is no deadline for filing an admission application. If you have any questions about our application policies or procedures, please contact us.
1. Take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
2012 — 2013 Test Dates
All applicants are required to submit an LSAT score earned since June 1, 2007. It is strongly recommended that you take the LSAT by the February test date for admission the following fall. Brooklyn Law School will consider for admission in the fall those candidates who sit for the June LSAT. However, such applicants should bear in mind that, since June test scores are not reported until mid-July, very few spaces in the entering class are available at that time. Comprehensive information about LSAT registration and CAS subscription can be found at www.lsac.org. Note that you do not need a reportable LSAT score at the time that you submit an application for admission to Brooklyn Law School but that no admission decision can be made until we have one. To register for the LSAT, use LSAC's online registration service at www.lsac.org or call LSAC at (215) 968-1001.
2. Register with the LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS)
- June 11, 2012
- October 6, 2012
- December 1, 2012
- February 9, 2013
This service, administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), brings together in one report much of the information required of an applicant by the Law School. CAS receives undergraduate and graduate school transcripts sent by college registrars pursuant to request by the applicant and converts the undergraduate transcripts into a standardized academic summary that is reported to the Law School. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make certain that a transcript from each college or university attended is sent to CAS.
The CAS report also includes: biographic information; copies of all undergraduate, graduate, law school, and other transcripts; LSAT scores and writing sample copies; and copies of letters of recommendation processed by LSAC.
Each applicant must register with CAS. The easiest way to do so is to utilize the www.lsac.org
account you will create when registering for the LSAT. (You are not required to sign up for CAS at the same time as you register for the LSAT.) You can also sign up for CAS by mail. To receive paper registration materials, contact LSACinfo@lsac.org
, or call them at (215) 968-1001 weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. (ET) from September through February, and between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. (ET) between March and August. Your registration is valid for a five-year period beginning on the date LSAC processes for CAS registration.
If you are not a current subscriber, LSAC will not produce CAS Reports for you; you must register with CAS again. You do not have to retake the LSAT if you have reportable scores earned since June 1, 2007. In most cases, LSAT scores earned prior to June 1, 2007 will not be considered. Moreover, you must have a separate transcript sent to CAS for each undergraduate and graduate institution you have attended. Applicants for admission to Brooklyn Law School are urged to activate their CAS subscription no later than January 1, 2013.
3. Complete the Application Materials
Please apply online at www.lsac.org (available late Septemeber 2012).
If you do not have internet access, you may download, print, and mail your application to us. Please be sure to download each form below that pertains to you:
We suggest that you download, print and review our Action Checklist and review Important Dates for information about when to submit your application.
4. Application Fee
Brooklyn Law School does not charge an admission application fee.
5. Complete and Return Our Application
A complete application includes an application form (paper copies must be signed; electronic copies will have an "electronic" signature") and the following:
Faculty Letters of Recommendation
Brooklyn Law School requires that at least two (2) faculty letters of recommendation be submitted as part of the application. If you have graduated and been out of school for several years or more, you can request a recommendation from an employer or other individual who knows your intellectual abilities. Please bear in mind, however, that we are primarily interested in a recommender’s judgment about your potential for academic success in law school. In such cases, the Law School expects candidates to recognize how valuable such references are to the Admissions Committee in its assessment of the intellectual contribution a candidate will make in the classroom.
The Law School strongly suggests that candidates submit letters through the LSAC Letter of Recommendation Service (LOR), already included in the CAS registration subscription. A maximum of three letters will be copied and sent to Brooklyn Law School together with the CAS Report. (Recall, however, that we only require two letters of recommendation.) To utilize this service, go to the LOR area of your LSAC.org account.
Alternatively, such letters may be submitted by the applicant for admission, or they may be forwarded separately by the persons requested to write the letters, directly to our Office of Admissions. However, you are encouraged to utilize LSAC's LOR option rather than submitting paper documents, as this will speed the actual processing of your application.
Candidates should use the Brooklyn Law School Faculty Letter of Recommendation Form, included in our application packet, or a copy of it, for each letter submitted, unless these letters are being sent by the undergraduate school's own credential service or by the LSAC Letter of Recommendation Service. Do not send duplicate letters.
Admission files are maintained for three years. If a candidate previously applied within that time period and wishes to reapply to the Law School, he or she may request that the file be reactivated. However, a new application form must be filed. It is also necessary to submit a new LSDAS Law School Report. It is not necessary to submit a new personal statement or copies of the same letters of evaluation already in the applicant’s application file. The applicant should, however, update the file with any new, relevant information, including a current resume and/or new letters of evaluation.
Previously denied candidates are advised that unless there is a significant improvement in their application profile, a more favorable outcome is unlikely upon reapplication.
7. Re-admission After Prior BLS Enrollment
If you previously attended Brooklyn Law School and withdrew before completing your degree, you may apply for re-admission either de novo (i.e., as a new first-year student) or as a returning student (i.e., with advanced standing).
You must submit a new application form and provide a newly-issued LSDAS Report. While your previously submitted personal statement and letters of evaluation are available to us, you may find it helpful to submit a new personal statement and/or more recent letters. In any case, you are required to provide: (1) a statement as to why you seek to return, (2) a clear and complete description of your activities since leaving the Law School, (3) an updated résumé and (4) any other new information that may be relevant in assessing your qualifications. In some instances, you may be required to take the Law School Admission Test again.