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Brooklyn Law School

Overview

Lawyer Limelight

Q&A with Nick Allard

Dean, Brooklyn Law School

"Lawyers have always been enmeshed in the fabric of our democracy. We serve as architects of economic growth and opportunity, champions of liberty and equal justice under law ... It’s important work, being part of an institution that is launching young people into those careers."

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Lawdragon Lawyer Limelight

Q&A with Frank Aquila

Sullivan & Cromwell, Brooklyn Law Alum

"... I guess I had thought about law school for a long time, possibly as far back as grammar school and certainly in high school. When I was an undergraduate at Columbia I toyed with the idea of becoming a history professor, but I never really questioned the fact that I wanted to be a lawyer."

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Lawdragon Lawyer Limelight

Q&A with Michael Elkin

Winston & Strawn, Brooklyn Law Alum

"... Litigation is itself fairly unpredictable and when you graft onto that the challenges created by litigating in unchartered territory of the Internet, it sort of exacerbates the tension that exists. ..."

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The 500 Lawyer Limelight

Q&A with Gerald Shargel

Winston & Strawn, Brooklyn Law Alum

"... I don’t apologize for any of that. I’m a criminal defense lawyer. That means I represent people charged with serious crimes and do my level best to raise reasonable doubt, and to see that they are acquitted. It doesn’t always work. But I don’t look down my nose at any particular kind of case."

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The 500 Lawyer Limelight

Q&A with Lawrence Sucharow

Labaton Sucharow, Brooklyn Law Alum

"... As for why Brooklyn Law, it was and is a well-respected law school with, most importantly, an evening division. That was critical for a lower middle-class kid like me who had to work ..."

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Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
53%
Number students applying:
3,376
Number students accepted:
1,796
First-year attrition rate:
7%

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
161
Median:
156
25th percentile:
153

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.53
Median:
3.31
25th percentile:
3.05

Financial Profile

Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $54,246 $41,681
Non-resident $54,246 $41,681
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus $24,458
Off Campus $24,458                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
1,119
Number students enrolled full-time:
881
Number students enrolled part-time:
238
Number of first-year students:
399

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
35%
% Women students:
46%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
12%
% Minority students:
27%
% International students:
2%

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
4
Names of law journals:
Brooklyn Law Review; Brooklyn Journal of International Law; Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law; Journal of Law and Policy
% of students involved in law journals:
35%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
48%
% of students in field placements:
84%
% of students in simulation courses:
88%

Curriculum Strengths

Public Interest Law,
Corporate/M&A/Transactions,
Media-Entertainment/Intellectual Property,
Commercial/Small Business,
Science & Technology/Patents

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 52% 200
National Employment Rate 2013 57% 274
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer NY 84% 283
State 2nd Largest Employer NYJ 4% 12
State 3rd Largest Employer CA 2% 8
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer NY 86% 363
State 2nd Largest Employer NJ 4.5% 19
State 3rd Largest Employer CA 2.1% 9

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
1%
Law Firm 2-10
13.5%
Law Firm 11-25
5.9%
Law Firm 26-50
2.6%
Law Firm 51-100
2.8%
Law Firm 101-250
3.1%
Law Firm 251-500
1%
Law Firm 501+
8.5%
Law Firm Unknown Size
0.2%
Business & Industry
21.8%
Government
12.1%
Public Interest / Service
5.7%
Clerkships Federal
3.3%
Clerkships State / Local
2.8%
Education / Academia
0.5%
Other
0.7%

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 NY 93% 85%
State 2
State 3
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 NY 85% 82%
State 2
State 3
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 NY 90% 85%
State 2
State 3

Type of School

Accreditation Status:
ABA Accredited
Public / Private:
Private
Part-time:
Yes
Affiliation:
Feeder School 1:
Feeder School 2:
Feeder School 3:

Student Bar Association

Contact Phone:
URL (if any):

Link to Lawdragon Survey

Link to Survey:

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School Information

250 Joralemon St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Region:
Northeast
Main Phone:
Admissions Phone:
718-780-7906
School Website:

Administration

Dean of School:
Nicholas
W
Allard
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
Princeton University
Law Degree:
JD
School:
Yale University
Graduate Degree:
MA
School:
Oxford University
Director of Admissions:
Henry
W
Haverstick
Undergraduate:
School:
Law Degree:
School:
Graduate Degree:
School:

Reputation Profile

Notable Alumni

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