General Info

  • Brooklyn Law School is located at the junction of downtown Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Civic Center, and the Brooklyn Heights Historic District--across the street from Borough Hall, a few blocks from the Brooklyn Bridge and one or two train stops from Lower Manhattan. View our interactive map and find directions to the Law School.
  • Our 2018 entering class consists of 26 students in our accelerated 2-year J.D. program, 26 students in our 4-year part-time program, and 308 students in our standard 3-year program. This year, the class was selected from more than 3,600 applicants.  

  • Brooklyn Law School strives to admit a diverse group of people in its entering classes. Thus, the Admissions Committee will consider a history of surmounting obstacles (whether economic, societal, or educational) or overcoming disabilities (whether physical, communicative, or learning), in addition to any special contribution an applicant may be able to make to the diversity of interest, background, and experience among members of its entering class. Applicants who wish any of these factors to be considered for admission or financial aid should be sure to indicate them in their application materials. 28% of students in the entering class of 2018 identified themselves as members of underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups.  Moreover, the entering class of 2018 is comprised of students from 30 states of permanent residence and seven foreign countries.  

  • 59% of the Brooklyn Law School entering class of 2018 are women. 
  • 89% of the Class of 2017 were employed within ten months of graduation (as of March 15, 2018). 

  • 79% of our June 2017 graduates passed the July 2017 New York State bar examination on the first attempt. Our bar passage rate for first-time test takers on the on the July 2016 New York State bar examination was 83%, 81% in July 2015, 85% in July 2014, and 94% in July 2013. 

  • Brooklyn Law enjoys a student-faculty ratio of 8:1. Our 71 full-time faculty and approximately 163 part-time/adjunct professors who teach over the year are, as a group, superb professors who pride themselves on their availability. Our “open door policy” is a hallmark of student-faculty relations here.
  • 26% of our 2018 entering class came to us within a year of college graduation; 62% had been out of college for one to five years; and 13% had been out of college six or more years.
  • Classes offered during the day typically feature at least one substantive course taught in sections of about 40 students. Legal Writing classes are generally half that number. Other day-time classes have about 90 students. Most first-year evening courses have about 90-95 students. Evening Legal Writing classes have about 20 students in each section.
  • Some applicants are certain as to the area of practice they are headed for, some think they know, and many are, as yet, undecided or open-minded. You may already have professional experience in a particular area that will be enhanced by a legal degree; this may be to your advantage in the job market. If you do not have such experience or you are not sure what area of law you wish to pursue, the Career Center is available, as are faculty advisors, to assist you while you pursue your studies.

    Our extensive curriculum will expose you to practically any area of law that interests you. In addition to your classroom experience, the metropolitan area’s legal community provides ample opportunity for practical experience. Exposure to different areas of practice through your courses, guest speaker programs, conferences, work with professors, clinics, and other professional experiences will help guide your interests and increase your contacts locally and nationally.

  • The nature of a candidate’s college work, as well as the quality of academic performance, are taken into account in the selection process. However, Brooklyn Law School does not require applicants for admission to present college credit in any specialized subjects or any particular academic major. A broad, general education that includes a reasonable mastery of some chosen field of concentration is more valuable than specialized study in subject areas closely related to law. Such an education should include study in literature; in humanities, such as philosophy and logic; in social studies, such as economics, political thought and history; in science and mathematics; in foreign languages; and in creative expression and communication such as English composition and speech. 

    We strive to enroll a talented, diverse student body at Brooklyn Law School and you will find that philosophy reflected in the range of educational backgrounds represented in each class - typically some 60-70 different academic concentrations are represented. The current student body includes a number of former teachers, journalists, engineers, scientists, doctors, nurses, accountants and business professionals.

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Telephone: (718) 780-7906
Fax: (718) 780-0395
Email: admitq@brooklaw.edu

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