Brooklyn Law School

Message from Dean Nicholas W. Allard

Brooklyn Law School - President, Joseph Crea Dean Nick AllardBrooklyn Law School is one of a kind. The only law school located in the heart of one of the most storied and vibrant communities in the world, we are an independent institution on the leading-edge of legal education for the 21st century.

For almost 115 years, Brooklyn Law School has served as a gateway to opportunity for generations of talented and promising individuals from all backgrounds who may not have been able to pursue a law degree at other institutions. Today, we continue to be a leader in offering a rigorous and innovative legal education. We set a high bar for excellence while making a positive difference in the world and advancing an impressive range of professional fields.

Our accomplished and diverse students come from all over the United States and from more than 30 countries. They study with world-class faculty who are renowned legal experts and scholars as well as dedicated teachers who drive our uniquely open and collaborative culture. Our students also take advantage of a nationally ranked clinical program, the innovative Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE), Business Boot Camp, and the PipS (Public Interest-Public Service) fellowship program, among others.

Our 22,000 graduates around the world are leaders in the legal profession, as well as in government, public service, business, and high-tech endeavors. We are the go-to legal talent in banking, corporate law, finance law, entertainment law, sports law, real estate law, criminal law, and so many more areas. Simply put: When you go to Brooklyn Law School you get to be the best, and nothing less.

I invite you to visit the Law School and discover the “Brooklyn edge” that makes our extraordinary students, faculty, and graduates second-to-none.

Nicholas W. Allard
President and Joseph Crea Dean


Dean Allard in the News

Dean Nick Allard in The New York Times on the President-Elect’s White House Counsel

12/12/2016 In a Dec. 12 New York Times story profiling newly appointed White Counsel Donald McGahn, Dean Nick Allard said that the president-elect’s success could hinge on McGahn’s legal advice...

The Detroit News: Letter: ‘Hamilton’ actor deserves freedom medal

11/27/2016 Dean Nick Allard authored this opinion piece praising "Hamilton" actor Brandon Dixon for stepping out of character as Aaron Burr and speaking on behalf of all the actors onstage directly to Vice President-elect Mike Pence...

Vox: Step 1 of Donald Trump’s anti-lobbyist crusade: pack his transition team with lobbyists

11/12/2016 Dean Nick Allard tries to make sense of President-elect Trump’s proposal to ban foreign lobbyists from raising money for American elections...