BLS is one of the Best 168 Law Schools, according to The Princeton Review
The Princeton Review tallied its list based on its surveys of 18,000 students attending 168 law schools. The 80-question survey asked students to rate multiple attributes of their schools including their professors and fellow classmates. Read the profile on BLS to see what our students said.
BLS's Journal of Law & Policy Most Cited by Courts in the Category of Public Policy, Politics and Law
Brooklyn Law School's Journal of Law & Policy is the policy-related law journal most cited by courts in the last eight years, according to a recent ranking conducted by Washington and Lee University School of Law. Read more.
BLS Part-Time Program Ranked #3 Nationally
U.S. News & World Report ranked Brooklyn Law School's part-time program third in the nation, behind only Georgetown and George Washington. Read more.
BLS is Included in Above the Law’s Top Five Overlooked Law Schools
Above the Law’s 2012 Insider Survey invited students and alumni to rate their schools based on academics, social life, clinical training, career services, and financial aid advising. The survey received close to 10,000 responses. Above the Law reported that there was not a correlation between prestige and insider rating. Brooklyn Law School was included among the Top Five Overlooked Law Schools. A sample of comments included:
“There is a decent clinic program. There is an excellent Moot Court program. There is an active campus life.”
“Way more respected in the NY market, including but not limited to Biglaw firms, than its second-tier ranking would suggest.”
“Worthwhile opportunities are there if you place in the top 1/3 of your class and are aggressive. BLS has a large, powerful, and devoted alumni base in the NY area.” Read more.
BLS Moot Court Program Ranked 8th Nationally
Law School Advocacy ranked Brooklyn Law School 8th in the nation in 2011 for our appellate advocacy program. Read more. For more information about our Moot Court Honor Society, click here.
BLS Ranked as a Top School for Public Service Opportunities in both Government and Prosecution/Public Defense
Brooklyn Law School was recently ranked as a top law school for preparing and placing graduates in both government and prosecution/public defense work, according to a Winter 2012 article in preLaw magazine. Read more.
BLS is a Top Producer of Big Firm Partners, Ranked 7th in the New York Region
Brooklyn Law School ranked 7th for having alums who are now partners at big firms in the New York region, behind only NYU, Columbia, Harvard, Fordham, Georgetown and University of Pennsylvania. "If you know where you want to practice, go to school there" says Professor Ted Seto in his study featured in the Winter 2012 edition of preLaw magazine. The study was comprised of attorneys who graduated from law school in the past 25 years and are now partners in the nation's 100 largest law firms. According to Professor Seto, "The single most important finding is that hiring is local - intensely local... New York law firms look to New York law schools." Read more.
BLS Ranked as a Top School for Externship Opportunities
The National Jurist ranked Brooklyn Law School #7 nationally for externship opportunities. Read more.
LL.M. Program Ranked 2nd in New York
Brooklyn Law School’s new LL.M. program was recently ranked in The New York Law Journal Reader Rankings as the second best program in New York. Read more.
Law School Reports Over 20% of Class of 2009 Hired by the Nation's Top 250 Firms
Brooklyn Law School graduates are consistently recruited by the top law firms in the nation. Of our graduating Class of 2009, over 20% were hired as first-year associates by the nation’s top law firms. However, a recent issue of the National Law Journal, and its Web site, which highlighted law schools with the highest percentage of graduates hired by NLJ top 250 firms, omitted Brooklyn Law School from its “Go-To-School” rankings.
According to the data that BLS reports to the National Association for Law Placement, as of September 1, 2009, 102 members of the Brooklyn Law School Class of 2009, or 20.4%, had been hired as first-year associates by the nation’s top law firms. This means that Brooklyn Law School should have been ranked among the top 50 law schools. This is more consistent with a 2008 Leiter study that ranked Brooklyn Law School fourth in New York City for the number of graduates hired as new lawyers by 15 of the nation’s super elite law firms.
View list of Class of 2009 placements at top firms.
View 2008 Leiter rankings.
The National Jurist Names Brooklyn Law School Among Four of the Best Schools for Public Service Law
Brooklyn Law School is among the four best public service law schools in the nation, according to an article in the February 2010 issue of The National Jurist. Using data collected by The Equal Justice Works Guide to Law Schools, The National Jurist selected four schools for the “public service honor roll” – Brooklyn Law School, Boston University School of Law, Cornell Law School and the University of Maryland School of Law. Among other criteria for selection, these schools all offer substantial financial support to students pursuing public service law; an office or administrator solely dedicated to area; access to alumni, working professionals and others in the field; a vast array of hands-on projects; a strong social network for students; and awards for public service.
Read The National Jurist: “Public Service Honor Roll”
Read TaxProf Blog: “The Four Best Public Service Law Schools”
Leiter Ranks BLS As Ruuner-Up for the Top 40 Law Schools for Student Quality
This fall, Brian Leiter’s survey, a highly respected and comprehensive assessment of law school performance, measured the average of the 75th and 25th percentile LSAT scores and the corresponding 75th/25th GPA for the class that entered law schools in 2009.
As published in his Law School Rankings Web site, Brooklyn Law was runner-up for the top 40 in terms of student numerical quality, one of only five New York metro area law schools cited.
The complete listing can be found at: http://www.leiterrankings.com/new/2010_top40lawschools.shtml