Brooklyn Law School Profile

Founded in 1901, Brooklyn Law School is one of the largest and oldest independent non-profit law schools in the US.

Brooklyn offers several joint degree programs such as the J.D./Masters of Business Administration; J.D./Masters in City and Regional Planning; J.D./Masters in Library and Information Science; J.D./Masters in Political Science; J.D./Master in Urban Planning.

Brooklyn Law School is fully accredited by the American Bar Association through the Council of its Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar, and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. The Law School’s curriculum is registered with and approved by the New York State Education Department.

Ranking Profile:

- Ranked 61st in the list of top 100 law schools by US News & World Report (2009 edition).

- Brooklyn Law was ranked 39th in terms of student numerical quality, one of only five New York metro area law schools cited in the Brian Leiter’s survey (2009), a highly respected and comprehensive assessment of law school performance. It measured the average of the 75th and 25th percentile LSAT scores and the corresponding 75th/25th GPA for the class that entered law schools in 2008.

- Ranked 5th, behind only NYU, Columbia, Harvard and Fordham, in number of graduates included on the Metro New York list of Super Lawyers. The Super Lawyers magazine focuses on “quality of lawyers produced by the schools” in their annual rankings.

- Rated 4th in New York City for the number of graduates hired as new lawyers by 15 of the nation’s super elite law firms (2008 Leiter study).

- The 2008 Leiter Report ranked Brooklyn 25th in the "Most 'Prestigious' Law Firm Placement" category.

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