About Brooklyn Law School

Convocation 2014Founded 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. 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.

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.

The Law School attracts highly qualified students from the most prestigious undergraduate institutions and our alumni network of 23,000 graduates extends worldwide.


The fundamental mission of Brooklyn Law School is to provide its students with the knowledge, skills, and ethical values needed for a career in the law. A well-rounded legal education exposes students to theory and legal doctrine, and gives them the practical skills that will be expected of them as lawyers. In order to achieve its mission, the law school has created, and is continuing to create, a community of outstanding legal scholars and teachers and students who are among the best and the brightest.

Brooklyn Law School is dedicated to contributing to the advancement of our understanding of law, legal institutions, and society at large.

Brooklyn Law School’s faculty produces an impressive body of work, including casebooks, treatises, and articles in distinguished law journals. The faculty’s stature has greatly enhanced the law school’s reputation throughout the United States and abroad.

Brooklyn Law School boasts more than a century of experience in training students to engage in the practice of law.

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