Applicants to Brooklyn Law School's Juris Doctorate program must have successfully completed a bachelors degree at a college or university approved by the New York State Education Department prior to matriculation at the School. In addition to completing the application for admission, applicants must take the LSAT (Law School Admissions Test see: http://www.lsac.org/jd/lsat/about-the-lsat) and submit two letters of recommendation before their application will be reviewed by the Admissions Office (see below).
Admission to Brooklyn Law School is based on individual consideration of each applicant's character and fitness, commitment to a legal education, academic achievement, aptitude for successful law study, life experience, and other key indications of professional promise. Although LSAT scores are helpful in forecasting a student's future academic performance, they are not used as the sole criterion for making a decision to admit or deny a student. Previous grades, undergraduate record, and recommendations are additional criteria.
No goals or quotas are set, but an applicant's potential contribution to diversity is another consideration in determining which applicants are selected for admission. This latter criterion necessarily involves assessing factors such as geographic origin; membership in an underrepresented economic, racial or ethnic group; personal interests and talents; special achievements; life experience; leadership qualities; and maturity. These elements reflect the Law School's concern that every applicant, regardless of age, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, disability, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, marital status or parental status, be given every reasonable chance for consideration and admission.