123 Years of Making Law History

Founded in 1901, Brooklyn Law School offers a vibrant intellectual community emphasizing teaching excellence, leading-edge scholarship, and innovative academic programs designed to prepare students for a wide range of fields of the law and beyond. It is an independent institution, unaffiliated with any university or college, and the only law school in Brooklyn. The Law School offers students flexible J.D. degree options, including its highly ranked part-time 4-year program.

Renowned Faculty

Renowned Faculty - Herman

Our faculty members have earned national and international recognition in diverse areas of the law, including evidence, torts, civil liberties, intellectual property, products liability, criminal, international human rights, health law, and domestic and international corporate and commercial law. The Law School’s adjunct faculty includes leaders in government, business, the judiciary, and private practice.

  • Top 50 Law Schools in the nation based on scholarly distinction (Leiter Law School Reports).
  • New faculty hires who bring are leading scholars in a wide range of specializations, including privacy law, civil rights law, international economics law, and more.

Top Programs

Alexa Hoag

The curriculum combines traditional course offerings and teaching methodologies with a wealth of innovative experiential learning opportunities. The Law School’s academic centers host programs and symposia that highlight faculty scholarship and bring to campus leading experts for timely conversations on law and policy. From criminal law to international business law, from health law to law, language, and cognition, our centers enrich the learning environment at the Law School and offer students opportunities to delve more deeply into their fields of interest through research, scholarship, and prestigious fellowships.

  • Top 10 Finalist for Bloomberg Law’s selection of Law School Innovators A+ / A for our offerings in Business and Corporate Law, Criminal Law, Intellectual Property Law, Real Estate Law, and Technology Law (preLaw Magazine)
  • Ranked among the Top 25 Most Innovative Law Schools (preLaw Magazine)
  • Top School for Practical Training (preLaw Magazine)
  • Top School for Public Service – Criminal Law (preLaw Magazine)

Successful Graduates

Allen Grubman

Brooklyn Law School students come from some of the most prestigious undergraduate institutions in the nation and bring with them diverse backgrounds and talents, fields of study, and career experience.

The Law School’s alumni network of 24,000 graduates extends worldwide and includes prominent leaders and trailblazers in their fields. Our large alumni body presents networking and career opportunities for our students that few law schools can match.

  • Listed as a “Go-To Law School” for recent grads placed at the nation’s largest 100 law firms (National Law Journal)
  • Recognized as the #2 Leading Law School of the Top Music Lawyers (Billboard Magazine)
  • Ranked among the Top 12 Law Schools for Entertainment Law (The Hollywood Reporter)
  • 2nd for number of alumni on the NY Metro Area Super Lawyers list
  • One of the nation’s top law schools for alumni promoted to partner (National Law Journal)

Clinical Experience


The Law School's nationally renowned clinical program—one of the first of its kind—is today one of the country’s most diverse and comprehensive experiential programs. The Law School’s clinics take full advantage of the Law School’s ideal location, within blocks of many of the busiest courts, law offices, and government agencies in the nation, and one subway stop from the world’s financial center.

  • 8 In-House Clinics
  • 7 Externships
  • 11 Hybrid Externships