Brooklyn Law School
Brooklyn Law School is in the enviable position of being located in exactly the right place. Situated at the crossroads of the Brooklyn Heights Historic District, the Brooklyn Civic Center, and Downtown Brooklyn, the Law School is in the heart of a distinctive legal, cultural, historical and aesthetically-pleasing neighborhood.
As if that weren't enough, our location offers easy access to Manhattan: the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge is only blocks away; and if you don't feel like walking, driving or taking a taxi, Brooklyn Law School is situated at the heart of a major public transportation hub.
Brooklyn Heights is one of the most graceful and hospitable neighborhoods in all of New York City. Lovingly restored townhouses, brownstone mansions, and carriage houses have lined the streets since the mid-1800s. Our neighborhood is greener and brighter than almost any in Manhattan – more grass, more leafy trees, and more sunshine. Brooklyn is also home to the acclaimed Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Botanic Gardens, Prospect Park, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. You'll also find some terrific antique shopping, clothing boutiques, and highly acclaimed restaurants. These surroundings make life pleasurable for residents and students, many of whom live in neighborhood student housing.
Brooklyn Law School has taken advantage of its proximity to almost every type of court and government agency to create its own law campus. In buildings that are steps away from the Law School, students participate in a wide range of internships that include:
* United States Attorney's Office
* New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division
* State and city courts, including civil, supreme, family, and surrogate courts
* Kings County District Attorney
* Administrative agencies
* Legal Aid Society
* City, state and federal government offices
Through our in-house clinics, students are immersed in legal problem-solving-counseling clients, negotiating claims, conducting discovery proceedings, drafting pleadings, memoranda and briefs, and even arguing cases in both state and federal trial and appellate courts. Walking from classroom to courtroom, our students learn about becoming lawyers, even as they act as lawyers. It is this educational experience, coupled with the unique advantages of the city, that make Brooklyn such a rare and wonderful community in which to study, work, and live.
Brooklyn Law School provides a rigorous and stimulating education to the student of law. Its curriculum is designed to give the student the intellectual and hands-on skills of a practicing lawyer. It provides the bedrock of traditional lawyering skills even as it promotes independent thinking and initiative.
The Law School is attuned to the evolving needs of our students and the society they will serve. To that end, it employs innovative teaching techniques and augments traditional course offerings with instruction in emerging areas of law. At Brooklyn Law School, instruction is characterized by an emphasis on contact between faculty and students. Here, the study of law is an active educational experience.
The curriculum has been constructed to provide a comprehensive general legal education and to offer many opportunities for specific areas of study. The Law School offers students advanced courses and seminars in practically every area of the law – over 180 courses from which to choose. Most of these courses are offered annually and, in some cases, once every several years. The variations from year to year reflect the current interests of the faculty and the addition of new faculty members.
The clinical program has been recognized as one of the best in the country. We offer students opportunities to work in a broad range of legal areas including bankruptcy, immigration, securities arbitration, both criminal prosecution and defense, real estate practice, children’s law and mediation.
The clinics provide a rigorous academic experience for students to learn and practice law as they apply theory and abstract principles from the classroom to real legal problems and real clients. Students represent individual groups and organizations and appear in every type of State, Federal and administrative court, on both the trial and appellate levels. They also develop experience in interviewing, drafting, counseling, negotiation, fact investigation, oral and written advocacy, and conducting transactions. Students are taught the values of thorough preparation, to exercise lawyering judgment, to generate ideas, and to serve the community. Intense supervision by faculty members enables students to perform and reflect on legal skills, values, systems, and roles so that they are well equipped to begin the practice of law on graduation.
The law school also offers one of the largest externship programs in the country, placing more than 150 students every semester and during the summer in law offices, public agencies, nonprofit organizations, offices of corporate counsel and judicial chambers.
School name:Brooklyn Law School
Address:250 Joralemon Street
Zip & city:NY 11201 Michigan
Address:250 Joralemon Street
Zip & city:NY 11201 Michigan
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