A new template for legal education. no limits, just infinite possibilities.
Options give you more control over your law school experience. In addition to our standard 3-year program, we offer accelerated 2-year and extended 4-year programs.
We continue to build on our reputation as a leader in legal education.
New York Law Journal, 2017 #2 Best Overall Law School
LL.M. PROGRAM FOR INTERNATIONALLY TRAINED LAWYERS
Our LL.M. program was named to the New York Law Journal’s “Best of 2017 Hall of Fame” for placing at the top of the best LL.M. program category for the past four years. We also received an A+ for Student Experience and A for Academics from the International Jurist.
Essentials for a strong modern law school.
WELCOME TO BROOKLYN LAW
Meet the incoming Class of 2017. Find out what brought them here.
Preparing you to thrive in a 21st-century workforce.
A WIDE RANGE OF POSSIBILITIES
See where our students went after graduation.
Live and learn in Brooklyn, a fast-growing, ever-evolving international hub of culture and innovation.
BLS – A CENTRAL LOCATION
See what’s nearby:
THE NEW BROOKLYN
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.
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)
BROOKLYN SMART — INNOVATORS, ENTREPRENEURS, LEADERS
And they need lawyers!
Brooklyn: 4th largest U.S. city (If it weren’t a borough of NYC.)
More than 1,350 innovation companies (2015)
Highest growth in private sector jobs with an increase of 12.8 percent – more than double the national average (2016)
Preparing you in a real-world learning environment.
CLINICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
Get a quick overview of the real-world experience you get to prepare you for your careers.
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.
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.
There are over two dozen projects, to name a few:
- LGBTQ Legal Assistance Project
- The Second Chance Project
- Veteran Advocacy Project
- Civil Court Help Center Project
- Promoting Justice for Immigrants Facing Detention
In all there are over 25 pro bono projects to get involved with at BLS.
40 Student Organizations
Academic Organizations. Think and Learn.
Affinity Organizations. Bond and Grow.
Non-Profit Organizations. Serve and Help.
Recreational Organizations. Relax and Play.
Accessible faculty, supportive classmates, and a global network of involved alumni.
MEET YOUR FACULTY: SCHOLARS, TEACHERS, AND MENTORS
As dedicated as our faculty members are to shaping law in the outside world, they are even more dedicated to teaching law inside the classroom.
Professor Susan Herman
Areas of Expertise
B.A., Barnard College
J.D., New York University School of Law
Professor I. Bennett Capers
Areas of Expertise
Law and Literature
Race and the Law
B.A., Princeton University
J.D., Columbia University School of Law
Professor Alex Stein
Areas of Expertise
Criminal Law & Procedure
General Legal Theory
Economic Analysis of Law
LL.B. and LL.M., Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Ph.D., University of London
JOIN A GREAT ALUMNI FAMILY:
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. Their careers span a vast 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
THE LEGAL DISRUPTORS
Brooklyn Law School graduates are forging new paths in creative and bold ways that are getting noticed. Meet 13 graduates who are paving the way.