Putting Our Mission to Work
Brooklyn Law School has had a commitment to diversity since its founding in 1901. During a time when many law schools excluded women and minorities, BLS 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 1,100 students reflects a diverse community. Approximately fifty-one percent of our students are women and 26 percent of our students are students of color. In fact, over one-third of the 2016 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 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.