Brooklyn sells apartment buildings; Employers rank finance courses high

It was a GOOD week for…

Getting much needed cash, after Brooklyn Law School sold six multi-family properties for $36.5 million. The asking price was $41.5 million. The law school began acquiring the properties throughout the 1980s. With 90 percent of the 110 residential apartments, vacant, the law school sold the buildings to Kushner Companies. “The Board of Trustees authorized the sale because with a smaller student body we need fewer apartments to meet the housing needs of our students,” Nick Allard, dean of the law school said.

It was a BAD week for…

Law students who hate finance, after a group of Harvard Law School professors surveyed attorneys from 11 big law firms, asked them what courses they felt Harvard Law School students should take and discovered that finance courses were highly recommended. In addition to finance-related coursework, the most highly rated non-business classes included Evidence, Intellectual Property and Federal Courts. Other highly ranked course included Administrative Law and Patent Law. These courses were highly recommended for transactional attorneys. For those interested in litigation, the law firms recommended similar courses, with Corporations, Evidence and Federal Courts being ranked highest.