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 Op-ed ‘An unexpected Trump effect: Lawyer as hero’ Appears in The Hill

2/24/2017 In an op-ed appearing in the Feb. 24 edition of The Hill, Dean Nick Allard shares his thoughts on how the role of lawyers in society is as critically important as ever given the actions of the Trump administration. Lawyers practicing across varying fields from immigration to religious freedom to international trade are suddenly in the spotlight, and now playing a major role in shaping the nation’s current governmental system...

Oklahoma Legal Group Blog: The Law Deans: Nicholas W. Allard, Brooklyn Law School

1/26/2017 Dean Nick Allard discusses the biggest challenge facing law students, challenges as a dean, the effect of technology on criminal defense cases, and other topics in this Q&A...

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...