Founded in 1901, Brooklyn Law School offers a vibrant intellectual community emphasizing teaching excellence, leading-edge scholarship, and an innovative academic program designed to prepare students for a wide range of fields of the law and beyond. It is an independent institution, unaffiliated with any university or college, and the only law school in Brooklyn. The Law School offers students flexible J.D. degree options, including its highly ranked part-time 4-year program.
Our faculty members have earned national and international recognition in diverse areas of the law, including evidence, torts, civil liberties, intellectual property, product liability, criminal, international human rights, health law, and domestic and international corporate and commercial law. Our adjunct faculty includes leaders in government, business, the judiciary, and private practice.
The academic centers host programs and symposia that highlight faculty scholarship and expertise and bring to campus leading experts for timely conversations on critical topics in the law and policy. From criminal law to international business law, from health law to law, language, and cognition, our centers enrich the learning environment at the Law School and offer students opportunities to delve more deeply into their fields of interest through research, scholarship, and prestigious fellowships.
Brooklyn Law School students come from some of the most prestigious undergraduate institutions in the nation and bring with them diverse backgrounds and talents, fields of study, and career experience. Our alumni network of 24,000 graduates extends worldwide and includes prominent leaders and trailblazers in their fields. Our large alumni body presents networking and career opportunities for our students that few law schools can match.