The Real World of Law Practice

Brooklyn Law School’s Clinical Education Program offers BLS students a unique opportunity to gain practical experience representing actual clients in real cases while under the supervision of professors and practitioners. Our program is among the most diverse and comprehensive in the country, and many students choose to attend Brooklyn Law School based on the broad array of in-house clinics and externships. Our ideal location extends the BLS campus to every state and federal courthouse, and hundreds of nonprofit organizations, government agencies, law offices, and companies throughout New York City.

Through the Clinical Education Program, students develop critical lawyering skills needed for effective representation. Our student attorneys appear and argue on behalf of actual clients in federal and state court proceedings. They assist inmates on death row, represent asylum-seekers, advise new media start-up ventures, and secure unemployment insurance and debt relief for individuals in need. Students also assist nonprofits and cooperative apartments in to accomplish their corporate needs. Students also have opportunities to mediate disputes in courts and schools. They may travel to a correctional institution to interview a witness or to a Wall Street law firm to conduct a deposition.

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Have questions? We have answers.

Clinical Education Program Office
One Boerum Place, 3rd Floor
Telephone: (718) 780-7994
Fax: (718) 780-0367

Mailing Address:
Brooklyn Law School
Clinic Office
250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Did you know?

The 2009 Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools reports that 65% of all BLS students participate in an externship at least once.