Our Diversity Mission in Action
Brooklyn Law School has been committed to diversity since its founding in 1901. During a time when many law schools excluded women and minorities, we accepted all qualified students, acting as an important gateway to economic, civic, and professional success for people of all backgrounds.
Today’s distinguished body of approximately 1,000 students reflects a diverse community. Approximately fifty-one percent of our students are women and twenty-six percent of our students are students of color. In fact, over one-quarter of the 2018 incoming class is comprised of students who identify as members of various underrepresented minority groups. Our students differ by race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, religion, physical ability, marital and parental status, and economic background. Our students currently come from 42 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and many foreign countries. Over the past decade, international students from over 41 countries have pursued degrees at Brooklyn Law School.
Together with our talented faculty and against the backdrop of New York City, one of the most diverse cities in the world, our students create a vibrant, inclusive intellectual community and a great place to begin life as a lawyer.