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A new template for legal education... no limits, just infinite possibilities.

O ur law school is transforming itself to meet the demands of the new world of law.

BROOKLYN 2-3-4, Flexibility to Study at Your Own Pace

Brooklyn Law School was the first law school in the metropolitan New York area to offer an accelerated 2-year J.D. program, together with a standard 3-year program and an extended 4-year program.

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THE 2-YEAR J.D. EXPERIENCE

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LL.M. Program for Foreign Trained Lawyers. Ranked #1 Best General LL.M. Two Years in a Row in the New York Law Journal.

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Essentials for a strong modern law school.



FAST FACTS
2016 Entering Class Statistics
APPLIED
3,619
ADMITTED
1,789
ENROLLED
350
35%
Students of Color
The class hails from 26 states
The oldest student is 52, the youngest 18
LSAT
75%
159
Median
156
25%
154
GPA
75%
3.56
Median
3.32
25%
3.12
BLS Financial Aid
86%
of first-year students received some form of institutional aid in 2015-2016.
Living at BLS
42.8%
of first-year students live on campus. All first-year students are guaranteed housing (Housing Applications due May 1).
Student/Faculty Ratio
15 to 1
(2015 school-wide)


WELCOME TO BROOKLYN LAW

Meet the newest class of Brooklyn Law students from this year’s Convocation Ceremony. Find out what brought them here… and what great things are in store for them.

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Preparing you to thrive in a 21st-century workforce.

B rooklyn Law School’s focus is on helping students prepare for tomorrow's legal careers, rather than yesterday’s.
Passing the Bar
81%
of our May 2015 graduates passed the July 2015 New York bar examination on the first attempt.
Landing that first job
89.2%
10-Month ABA reported Employment Rate for those seeking employment in Class of 2015


A WIDE RANGE OF POSSIBILITIES

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Live and learn in Brooklyn, a fast-growing, ever-evolving international hub of culture and innovation.

W e are fortunate to be in Brooklyn, a haven for hip culture, great food, innovative technology, entrepreneurship, and vibrant legal and civic communities. It would cost hundreds of millions of dollars—if not billions—to recreate what lies right outside our law school’s doors.

BLS - A CENTRAL LOCATION

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SHOW COURTS
SHOW MUSEUMS & ENTERTAINMENT
SHOW PARKS
SHOW RESTAURANTS

NEIGHBORHOOD TOUR

Within a few-block radius are city, state and federal courts, the Legal Aid Society, government agencies, and numerous law firms. These are our laboratories, a backdrop for learning few schools can replicate.

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YOUR HOME IN BROOKLYN

Unlike most law schools - and important in a booming city - BLS offers guaranteed housing for first-year students. (Application deadline: May 1)

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BROOKLYN SMART — INNOVATORS, ENTREPRENEURS, LEADERS

And they need lawyers!

Brooklyn:  4th largest U.S. city (If it weren’t a borough of NYC!)
520 creative and tech start-ups (2012)
19,000 new businesses (2011)

THE BROOKLYN NAVY YARD

The Brooklyn Navy Yard, built in 1801, is now an enclave of dynamic economic development. Forty buildings, 275 tenants, 6,000 workers. “We are witnessing the emergence, the re-emergence, of the new roots of 21st century manufacturing,” said BLS Professor Jonathan Askin.

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BARCLAYS CENTER

New York Magazine’s 2012 year-end double issue included 74 “Reasons to Love New York.” Their number one reason? The Barclays Center, a new arena and entertainment complex. Jeff Gewirtz, ’94, Executive VP of Business Affairs and Chief Legal Officer for the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center, oversees the arena and the team’s legal affairs.

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A REVOLUTION IN 3D

Meet the Maker: MakerBot’s in-house counsel Richard McCarthy ’99 at the company’s Downtown Brooklyn offices where its 3D printed models and toys are on display.

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Preparing you in a real-world learning environment.

W hen our students graduate, they are ready. In fact, they are "Brooklyn Ready". "Brooklyn Ready" means being able to handle any curveball that a world of rapid change throws your way, being able to answer tough questions, and forging solutions to new problems that no one has even thought of yet.

CLINICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

Get a quick overview of the real world experience you get to prepare you for your careers.

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WHERE THE LAW COMES TO LIFE

Brooklyn Law School’s Clinical Education Program can transform your law school experience, influence your career choice, help you find your dream job, and turn you into a capable practitioner ready to jump into practice.

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PRACTICING TO WIN

Our Moot Court Honor Society is one of the most distinguished and accomplished moot court programs in the country. Students in the Trial Advocacy Division and the Appellate Advocacy Division compete in over 30 competitions across the United States and overseas annually. These competitions span many areas of the law, from family law to criminal procedure to constitutional law to international law. Year after year, Brooklyn Law School students win awards and competitions. Over the last 15 years, our teams have won 26 national championships and 54 other first prizes.
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PRACTICING — AND HELPING: 25 PRO BONO  PROJECTS

There is an opportunity to help members of the community – and to gain real world experience – by getting involved in the pro bono projects at Brooklyn Law School.

Our newest pro bono projects include:

  • LGBT Legal Assistance Project
  • The Second Chance Project
  • Family Court Help Center Project
  • Civil Court Help Center Project

In all there are over 25 pro bono projects to get involved with at BLS.

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CONNECTING

40 Student Organizations
Academic Organizations. Think and Learn.
Affinity Organizations. Bond and Grow.
Non-Profit Organizations. Serve and Help.
Recreational Organizations. Relax and Play.

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Accessible faculty, supportive classmates, and a global network of involved alumni.

FACULTY PERSPECTIVES ON BLS, OUR STUDENTS, AND THE VALUE OF A J.D.

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WHY CHOOSE BLS?

Three recent students share their experiences.

The Marine
Nathan Cox
BS, United States Naval Academy

Immersed in the legal world of the military and Marine combat laws while on active duty, Nathan applied to BLS from his barracks in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

The Teacher
Melissa Martin
BA, Boston University
MSc, Pace University

After teaching fifth graders with Teach For America, Melissa ultimately realized that with a law degree and a career in family law, she could make a greater difference in the lives of children.

The White House Staffer
Christopher Liegel
BA, Gettysburg College

Christopher worked as a records analyst at the White House under President Obama’s administration before pursuing law at BLS.

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ALUMNI PERSPECTIVES ON BLS AND BROOKLYN!

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JOIN A GREAT ALUMNI FAMILY:

From Coast to Coast and Around the World

Over 23,000 alumni

Our extensive network of alumni reside and work in 49 U.S. States, the District of Columbia, 4 U.S. territories and 50 foreign countries.

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In the Pursuit of Meaningful Careers

Our successful alumni work across a spectrum of industries, in business, in private practice, in government, in non-profits, in entrepreneurial start-ups and for the public interest.

“M y career path has been a cumulative process. In many ways, the work I did at the The Malawi Center for Advice, Research, and Education on Rights set me up to do the work at the International Rescue Committee and at Save the Children. And I continue to rely on what I learned in law school—from my professors and mentors, as a Sparer Fellow, and as part of the Federal Litigation Clinic. Those experiences continue to inspire me.”
Claudia Werman Connor ’88
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STARTING WITH A START-UP

Using their law degrees to help build a business. Kate Wellington Fitzpatrick ’09 and Brian Von Ancken ’12 work with Tough Mudder, a DUMBO-based start-up that over the past three years has hosted dozens of nationwide fitness and stamina obstacle courses.

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It's your future, so come see us.
 

F rom our great location to our innovative programs, let us show you how Brooklyn Law School can give you the edge you need to succeed. Schedule a visit today!

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