Brooklyn Law

Brooklyn Law School
250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

LSAT: 162 - 165
GPA: 3.24 - 3.66
Enrollment: 1461
Application Deadline:

Brooklyn Law School, founded in 1901, is one of the oldest and largest independent non-profit law schools in the United States. The law school operates under a charter granted by the Board of Regents of the State of New York.

The Brooklyn Heights location is New York’s most populated borough that combines the best of urban activity and small-town amenities. Minutes away is the financial, legal, business and cultural crossroads of the world — Manhattan. Proximity to Wall Street gives students easy access to school-year externships and summer jobs with major law firms and financial institutions.

The 2009 entering class included students from 30 states and three foreign countries. Forty-four percent had LSAT scores of 163 or higher, and minorities represented 27.8 percent of the class in which half were women. First year students participate in an Academic Success Program, combining an early-start summer course with a series of support workshops.

BLS is also recognized among the country’s top law schools in supporting public interest law. The program has placed nearly 450 students in a wide array of summer internships, and public service grants award up to $5,000 per student to support public interest employment. The law school’s loan repayment program, developed in 1990, has provided more than $2.4 million in loan forgiveness to support graduates working in public interest.

Tuition: $46,635
Median grant awarded: $20,600
Percent receiving grants: 78.6%
Bar Passage Rate/State Rate: 87.97%/86.51%
Post-grad employment rate: 84.2%
Average first-year class size: 45
Minority enrollment: 25.8%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 18.3