City University of New York School of Law

City University of New York School of Law

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Basic Information

City University of New York School of Law, founded in 1983, is the New York City region’s only public law school. It also has the lowest tuition in the state and in the Northeast region, so graduates aren't loaded with debt. 

CUNY is located in Long Island City, Queens, just minutes from Manhattan and accessible by four major subway lines.

In keeping with their public interest mission, the LaunchPad for Justice program enables recent graduates awaiting admission to the Bar to represent unrepresented clients facing consumer debt, uncontested divorces and eviction in Housing Court. More students participate in clinics than at any other law school in the Northeast, with the exception of Yale. 

Many of CUNY students are immigrants or the first in their families to attend college or law school. Out of the J.D enrollment as of October 2018, 51 percent are minorities.


Admission Profile
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75th Percentile1583.58
25th Percentile1513.02
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time$10,648$17,468
Living Expenses
Median grant$8000
Percent receiving grants37.00%
Estimated net tuition[field_estimated_net_tuition]
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 86.20%
NJ Employment[field_nj_employment_rate]
Bar Passage73.91%