About the Academic Excellence Early Decision Program

Applicants for whom Brooklyn Law School is their first choice may choose to apply through our binding Academic Excellence Early Decision Program. This is a highly competitive and binding early admissions decision program. Early Decision applicants must submit their applications with all required materials by December 1 and must take the LSAT exam no later than the November administration, or submit a valid GRE score by December 1.

Prince Scholarship

Applicants who are granted admission under the Academic Excellence Early Decision Program will be granted our most generous institutionally-awarded merit scholarship, the Prince Scholarship, which may be renewed each year, provided the student remain within the top 80% of their class. This scholarship honors Jerome Prince, Brooklyn Law School longtime Dean and Professor of Law. Dean Prince dedicated service to Brooklyn Law School and the legal community — as teacher, scholar, administrator and public servant — spanned over fifty fruitful years.

The tuition discount value of this scholarship is determined each year by our Scholarship Committee, but typically covers 75% of tuition expenses. Recipients of the Prince Scholarship remain eligible for other forms of financial assistance, including need-based grants, outside scholarships and Brooklyn Law School special donor scholarships.

Application Process

The Admissions Office may choose to hold some files of applicants to the Academic Excellence Early Decision Program for a decision in the Regular Admission process. Applicants who are not offered admission through the Academic Excellence Early Decision Program are released from their commitment to attend Brooklyn Law School if admitted and are at no disadvantage in the regular admissions cycle.

Candidates under the Academic Excellence Early Decision Program at Brooklyn Law School may apply to other law schools but may not apply to any other binding early decision programs. Candidates agree to withdraw all pending applications to other law schools within five days of receiving notice of admission at Brooklyn Law School, and will not initiate additional applications to other law schools.

In order to be considered for early decision candidates must check the Early Decision selection on our application and execute and submit the Academic Excellence Early Decision Contract supplemental form.