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“BLS Review”
August 2019CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

Extraordinary and well-educated professors. Generous with scholarships. Teachers are very accessible.

Downers

The building and classrooms are old and need updating. This includes the computer lab and cafeteria.

Comments

It is in a great location and the students are incredibly collegial.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Solid school if you work hard”
August 2019CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

Great chances at biglaw for a non-top school. Great career center

Downers

The number of entering and leaving faculty and professors. Should have a more stable set of professors

Comments

Living in the area is expensive

Public interest program is great

You will need to be at least top 15% to have a chance at oci

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Review of Brooklyn Law”
July 2019CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

Friendly and approachable professors and staff

Great location

Career Services very helpful

Downers

Lots of new professors

facilities could be better

big law hirings

Comments

expensive area to live in

if you like public interest law, go here

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Graduate Review”
June 2019FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

Extremely talented faculty with BigLaw and academic experience. Great location and proximity to the city.

Downers

It is a very competitive environment given that only the top of each class is given an opportunity for OCI.

Comments

Brooklyn Law, despite its ranking, is a well-respected school in the NYC area.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Awesome”
June 2019FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

Great culture, loads of fun, amazing connections within NYC, solid choice for those looking to begin their career here.

Downers

Flux at the top, certain awesome opportunities like BLIP are capped at small # of students.

Comments

Have a plan; I found that if you knew what you wanted professors would bend over backwards to help you achieve your goals. Likewise, if you're totally lost maybe they'll help you figure things out but don't count on it.

Would You Recommend

Yes

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

highly competitive classes - great clinical programs - slightly large class size in the main lectures, but small enough in the other classes. Faculty is very accomplished - argued in front of Supreme Court / part of experts in particular fields

Quality of Life

Very good - great neighborhood - nice courtroom - saftey non-issue - new lobby

Admissions

good scholarship opportunities if you have a high LSAT score

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Admissions

Brooklyn may not seem selective to outsiders, but you're going to need a LSAT score in the 160s and a decent GPA. At least a third of my class had attended Ivy League schools as undergrads and nearly all had attended very good colleges. Lots of academic scholarship opportunities for incoming students with high undergrad grades or scores.

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

BLS has done a great job over the last couple of years of attracting a younger, more dynamic faculty to mix with their already established and well-credentialed professors. Teaching is done mainly by the Socratic method, but in smaller seminars you will find more open discussion. BLS has an outstanding clinical program that provides students with a wide-range of opportunities to gain practical experience. It has had its fair share of notable faculty (e.g., Professor Karmel, Professor Berger, and Professor Twersky) despite being a private institution. I don't think the workload is any different from other law schools and while the school is competitive, it is composed of a diverse student body that have different interests, which keeps competition down.

Quality of Life

Since I graduated, Brooklyn built a new, large dormitory right in the heart of Brooklyn Heights, 3 blocks from campus. The school is in a great location and its facilities are pretty good, although the dining is pretty minimal.

Admissions

The application is pretty standard, but there are several fellowship and scholarship opportunities for which you can apply. I think BLS places a great deal of emphasis on diversity and less important on LSAT and GPA scores.

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Mix of socratic method and college-style classes.

Quality of Life

Feil Hall was fantastic--met all my needs. Felt like a community.

Admissions

Unique questions, essays, LSAT, grades, etc.

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

practical, but enough theoretics to challenge

Quality of Life

col is high, but it is NYC. facilities and out-of-school are good

Admissions

lsat, transcript, recommendations

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