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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

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

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.

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Admissions

rigorous

Graduation Year

2004 or earlier

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Good balance of theory and practice

Upper level classes are quite small, which allows for more one on one discussion

Great International Business Law Fellowship Program

Amazing Internship opportunities - the EDNY is right next to the school and the SDNY is only one subway stop away

Quality of Life

Amazing - you are located in the heart of Brooklyn. You have the residential and almost quaint feel of Brooklyn Heights, combined with all that New York City has to offer.

Level

3

Graduation Year

2010

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

The faculty is amazing, very available, and highly interested in supporting students.

Quality of Life

It is in a great neighborhood and the quality of life in Brooklyn is great.

Admissions

They offer substantial scholarships to recruit students, including myself.

Level

3

Graduation Year

2010

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