Founded in 1901, Brooklyn Law School is a vibrant intellectual community emphasizing teaching excellence, cutting-edge scholarship, and an innovative academic program designed to prepare students for public service and private practice.
The Law School curriculum combines traditional course offerings and teaching methodologies with innovative professional skills training courses. Its nationally renowned clinical program – one of the first of its kind – is today one of the country’s most diverse and comprehensive professional skills programs. Brooklyn Law School clinics take full advantage of the Law School’s ideal location, within blocks of many of the busiest courts, law offices, and government agencies in the nation.
Brooklyn Law School’s academic centers host innovative scholarship and offer training in a wide range of fields and disciplines. From public interest law to private international law, from health law to law, language, and cognition, these centers host lectures, symposia, and conferences that enrich the learning environment by bringing experts from all over the world to the Law School and by providing students with valuable research opportunities.
Our faculty members have earned national and international acclaim in diverse fields, including evidence, torts, civil liberties, intellectual property, products liability, criminal, international human rights, health law, and domestic and international corporate and commercial law. The Law School’s adjunct faculty includes leaders in government, business, the judiciary, and private practice.
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For more information on student services and amenities, our Office of Student Affairs is the primary advocate and administrative liaison for the student body. The office is responsible for enhancing quality of life for students through support of student groups, accommodations for disabilities, assistance with ethical issues, academic advising, counseling, securing Law School services, and publishing resources for students.
The Law School maintains over 1,800 network outlets in the Library and in classrooms that allow direct network access for laptop computers via Ethernet connections. Additionally, there is wireless network access available in every public area and every residence hall.
The Law School offers a health insurance plan, administered through a third party agency.
Our central location, in the midst of a bustling, urban community, provides a wealth of resources that are all available to you, whether you need a doctor’s referral or guidance finding the support you need.
Beyond your studies, the Law School offers a vibrant world of student organizations, social activities, neighborhoods to explore, and many other opportunities to make the most of your time in Brooklyn Heights. To help you get oriented, we've listed resources that will help you stay in shape, get around, eat well, and situate yourself on campus.
There are more than 40 student organizations within the Law School, representing a variety of practice areas and cultural groups. Members develop substantive and informative student programs throughout the school year, as well as organize school-wide social events. Early in the academic year, the Student Bar Association conducts its annual Organization Fair when representatives from the association's various organizations are available to meet with students interested in joining.