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  • 12.19.16 Brooklyn Law School Mourns the Passing of St. Francis College President Brendan J. Dugan
    Brendan Dugan

    Brooklyn Law School President and Dean Nick Allard released the following statement on Monday, Dec. 19:

    "Brendan Dugan will be remembered as a giant, a man whose outsized positive accomplishments in business and higher education will long be remembered at St Francis college, in our community, and by his innumerable friends and admirers."
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  • 12.08.16 Law School Hosts Conference on the Future of Development in Brooklyn
    Brooklyn Zoning

    A major conference held at Brooklyn Law School on December 2 drew several hundred leaders from the government, development, and advocacy communities to discuss the future of Brooklyn zoning. The Law School co-sponsored the daylong conference, The Next 100 Years of Brooklyn Zoning, in partnership with the New York City Council and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.   read more

  • 12.02.16 IBL Roundtable Features Right Hon. Lord Dyson on Reining in Costs of Civil Litigation
    Lord Dyson

    The Right Hon. Lord John Dyson was the featured speaker at the IBL Breakfast Roundtable: Controlling the Complexity and Cost of Civil Litigation: A View from a British Judge, sponsored by the Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law, on November 30, at the Down Town Association in Lower Manhattan. Dyson recently retired from his position as Master of the Rolls, the second most senior judicial position in England and Wales.  read more

  • 11.22.16 Author of Acclaimed book on Attica Uprising Speaks at the Law School
    Attica

    Heather Ann Thompson, author of the highly acclaimed book Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy, was the featured speaker on a panel at the Law School Nov. 10 on the legacy of the uprising and the current state of New York’s prison system. The event was sponsored by the new Center for Criminal Justice.  read more

  • 10.28.16 Brooklyn Law School Launches Public Service Law Center
    Law School exterior with new banners

    Brooklyn Law School has announced the launch of the Public Service Law Center, a hub for its public service community. The Center serves students who aim to work in public service through counseling, community events, pro bono projects, and supporting intellectual life.   read more

  • 10.25.16 Billboard Names Brooklyn Law a Top School for Teaching ‘Real-Life Music Issues’
    Law school at night

    Billboard magazine named Brooklyn Law to its top-10 list of law schools that offer students the leading-edge expertise they need to succeed in today’s music business. Other schools on the list included Cornell, Harvard, Penn, Berkeley, USC, and UCLA law schools. The magazine also named Brooklyn Law School a top school for music lawyers in its July 2016 issue.  read more

  • 10.21.16 The Future of Big Data and the Law Focus of CUBE Panel
    CUBE Panel

    On October 19, the Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE) held a panel discussion — “What’s the Big Deal with Big Data?”— that explored the legal and policy challenges facing technology startups.   read more

  • 10.10.16 Brooklyn Law School Mourns the Passing of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson
    Ken Thompson

    Brooklyn Law School released the following statement on Monday, Oct. 10:

    It is with profound sadness that the Brooklyn Law School community mourns the passing of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson. Brooklyn has lost a visionary leader and a national figure in the ongoing work for justice.   read more

  • 09.26.16 New Chief Advancement Officer Joins the Law School
    Sean Moriarty

    Brooklyn Law School has named Sean P. Moriarty, who has a longstanding record of success in fund-raising and alumni operations for higher education institutions, as Chief Advancement Officer leading the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. Moriarty will oversee all development and alumni relations efforts and create a top-level operation that will advance the Law School mission by raising money to support students, faculty, and programs, engage alumni, and build relationships with friends and prospective supporters.  read more

  • 09.19.16 Dean Nick Allard Hosts Panel Featuring Ralph Nader at Brooklyn Book Festival
    BKBF

    At this year’s Brooklyn Book Festival on Sept. 18, Dean Nick Allard served as moderator for a panel that focused on the election process and voter empowerment. Titled “Politically Correct?,” the panel, which took place in the Moot Court Room at the Law School, featured consumer rights champion and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader, author and political commentator Thomas Frank, and Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, associate professor of constitutional law at John Jay College.  read more

  • 08.25.16 Convocation Welcomes New Students to Brooklyn Law School
    Convocation Ceremony 2016

    Brooklyn Law School welcomed a new entering class of 350 students at the annual Convocation Ceremony on Aug. 22, held at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The event kicked off in the Law School plaza, where new students, faculty, and staff gathered for the procession to the courthouse.  read more

  • 08.18.16 Brooklyn Law School 26th in the Nation in Most-cited Faculty Scholarship
    faculty scholarship

    The Brooklyn Law School faculty is 26th in the nation in a ranking of law schools with the highest percentage of most-cited tenured faculty, according to Brian Leiter's Law School Reports. The other New York law schools in the top rankings are Cornell, Columbia, and NYU law schools.  
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  • 07.28.16 Billboard Names Brooklyn Law School a Top School for Music Lawyers
    Billboard magazine cover

    Brooklyn Law School was named one of the “Top Schools of the Top Music Lawyers” by Billboard magazine in its July 23 print edition. The magazine named 11 law schools to its list, including Harvard, Columbia, NYU, Cornell, and UC Berkeley, among others. Billboard also named Peter Brodsky ’90   and  Allen Grubman ’67  to its roster of the “Top Music Lawyers 2016.”  read more

  • 07.28.16 Business Insider Ranks Brooklyn Law School Among ‘Best Law Schools in the Northeast’
    Brooklyn Law School

    Brooklyn Law School is one of the 14 best law schools in the Northeast, according to a recent Business Insider ranking.   read more

  • 07.26.16 Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE ) Hosts Princeton Interns to Learn Start-Up Legal Issues
    CUBE PSIP

    On July 13, Brooklyn Law School welcomed a group of 12 college students enrolled in the Princeton Startup-Immersion Program (PSIP) to participate in a discussion on legal issues that startup businesses often encounter. The Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE) sponsored the event and featured as speakers Professor Jonathan Askin, CUBE Director John Rudikoff ’06, Nithya B. Das ’06, and Leo Kittay ‘08.  read more

  • 05.27.16 Brooklyn a Top Law School in Federal Judicial Clerkship Placements
    Brooklyn Law School

    Brooklyn Law School is one of the top-ranked law schools in New York State and 31st in the nation for federal judicial clerkship placement rates, according to the legal blog Excess of Democracy. The Law School ranked fourth in New York State after Columbia, Cornell, and NYU law schools for total federal judicial clerkship placements. The rankings were calculated using employment data from the American Bar Association covering a three-year sample size for the Classes of 2013-2015.    read more

  • 05.17.16 Brooklyn Law School Celebrates 115th Commencement, Announces Honors and Prizes and Awards
    Commencement 2016

    Brooklyn Law School observed its 115th commencement ceremony May 16 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where 373 J.D. and 18 L.L.M. degrees were conferred. New York University President Emeritus John Sexton was the commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient.   read more

  • 05.09.16 NYU President Emeritus John Sexton to Deliver Commencement Address at Brooklyn Law School
    Brooklyn Law School

    John Sexton, President Emeritus of New York University, will address graduates at Brooklyn Law School’s 115th commencement on May 16, 2016, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.  read more

  • 04.29.16 Annual Race Judicata 5K in Prospect Park Raises Funds for Brooklyn High School
    Race Judicata 2016

    Brooklyn Law School’s annual Race Judicata, held in Prospect Park in April, raised $12,000 for the Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice (SLJ) for enrichment programming and college and career services.  read more

  • 04.11.16 Brooklyn Law School Hosts an Evening with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor
    Sonia Sotomayor

    “Brooklyn Law School treats you like family,” United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor told a packed audience of hundreds of enthusiastic students and faculty at historic Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights on April 8.   read more

  • 04.01.16 Evan Wolfson, founder of Freedom to Marry, Featured Speaker at Annual Public Service Awards
    Evan Wolfson

    Evan Wolfson, founder of Freedom to Marry, a major figure in the historic victory for same-sex marriage last year, addressed students, faculty, and alumni at the annual Annual Public Service Awards on March 29.   read more

  • 03.23.16 Brooklyn Law School Ranked 16th in the Nation for Practical Training
    National Jurist Spring 2016

    For the third consecutive year, The National Jurist has ranked Brooklyn Law School as a top 20 law school in the nation for practical training. At 16, Brooklyn Law School was the highest ranked school in New York City and New York State. The rankings are based on experiential learning opportunities, with data from the American Bar Association and individual law schools, emphasizing categories that include clinics, externships, simulation courses, and interschool competitions, and pro bono opportunities.  read more

  • 03.07.16 Brooklyn Law School Named a ‘Go-To Law School’ by National Law Journal
    Brooklyn Law School

    The National Law Journal has ranked Brooklyn Law School 36th in the nation on its list of “The 2016 Go-To Law Schools.” This annual report identifies the top 50 law schools with the highest percentage of 2015 juris doctor graduates hired as first-year associates at the nation’s 100 largest law firms.  read more

  • 02.22.16 Brooklyn Law School Ranked in Top 20 Nationally for Public Service
    Winter 2016 PreLaw

    PreLaw magazine, a leading news source in legal education, has ranked Brooklyn Law School in the top 20 law schools in the nation for public service, earning an “A” grade in the public interest category. The rankings were based on data gathered from every ABA law school in the country, with emphasis on law school curriculum, employment outcomes, and financial factors (salary, debt, and LRAP).

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