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“Was a great place to go to law school”
April 2019FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

Great Opportunities if you Seek them out - many are not apt to but it is worthwhile to do so

Downers

if you want big law have to get top grades

Comments

look for opportunitie to connect with professors and get experience (research assistant, BLIP)

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Happy with my choice”
March 2019FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

Great teachers who really cared about students, amazing internship and externship opportunities

Downers

Middle of the pack in NYC legal market, school officials focus on the top students

Comments

I have no regrets going there but make sure you are going for the right reason. If you plan to stay in NYC then it is a strong choice with a loyal group of alumni. If you are planning to leave it may not be the best option.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“bls”
March 2019FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

professors and being in Brooklyn are great assets to the school

Downers

the cost and stress like most law schools take its toll

Comments

take it seriously - school is hard and if you want to do well you have to put in the work

Would You Recommend

Yes

“OK Law School - Zero Support from Administration”
February 2019CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

The location, classmates, professors are all great. Probably the best thing going for this school.

Downers

I’ve been to the career center several times and they are no help. You are forced to do career searching on your own. Luckily

Comments

You most likely are considering this school because you got offered money. That is tempting but reazlie you pay for what you get. All my friends at Queens Law, St. John’s and others in NYC get amazing career resource provided via the library and career center. This school makes you pay out of pocket for tools. Go to a school that gives you the same support as the law programs in the region.

Would You Recommend

No

“Great School, so long as you do really well”
February 2019CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

Great faculty, and the atmosphere among my fellow evening, part-time students was decidedly not as competitive.

Downers

Career services could use an upgrade, their advice is pretty generic and not custom fitted to BLS students.

Comments

Every student should calculate their expected monthly student loan payment before accepting their offer at Brooklyn, or any law school for that matter.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Excellent Experience”
September 2018FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

Terrific faculty. The job network is also very strong in the New York City area.

Downers

It lacks the resources of a large university, but this is not generally a big deal.

Comments

You get out of it what you put in, as with any school. Develop relationships with your professors and you will be fine. The school is particularly strong if you have an interest in bankruptcy/restructuring.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“great school”
May 2018CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

Faculty is second to none, and the Study abroad program is unbeatable. Student body is collaborative and hardworking. Alumni base is also second to none.

Downers

Career center. If you work hard its a great school with immense opportunity. But if you want to cost on a name, not for you.

Comments

Work hard. Take the money here. Be another famous Brooklyn Law Alum.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Brooklyn Law School Review”
March 2018FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

Professors were generally great. They were also helpful with job searching.

Downers

In the New York market, it is tough to get a big law job.

Comments

Try to be at the top of your class. Network as much as possible with alumni.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Scholarship + Realistic Plan to Graduate in Top 10% = You Should Go!”
March 2018FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

Above market scholarship offers. Ample employment opportunities for the top 10% of the class.

Downers

Not worth it to attend BLS if you are paying full tuition. Also not worth it if you realistically will not have a shot at being in the top of the class. The lower 50% of the class is left to fight over scraps in the legal market. Unless you have significant personal connections, you will not end up at a top law firm unless you are in the top 10%

Comments

I will keep this simple.

1. If you have a full scholarship to BLS --> you should attend.

2. If you have a large scholarship to BLS + you have a realistic prospect of graduating near the top of the class --> you should attend.

3. If you have a small scholarship to BLS + you're not sure if you can achieve higher grades than your peers --> consider a lower ranked school with a scholarship.

4. If you have NO scholarship to BLS (or a de minimus scholarship) --> do not attend because you will likely land a job paying less than $100k and you will have difficulty paying off your student loans (unless you have a personal connection and guaranteed post-law school employment).

Would You Recommend

Yes

“BLS”
February 2017FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

great professors, smart students and interesting and diverse course selection

Downers

quite competitive for top spots and law review. alumni relationships could use improvement, better outreach and events.

Comments

Great choice particularly for a 2nd tier school. Training is probably better and more practical than top tier school.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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