Statement from Brooklyn Law School Dean Nicholas Allard on the Nomination of Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General
"Under Loretta Lynch, the Office of United States Attorney for the Eastern District has been known for fulfilling the most important role of a prosecutor—"to do justice"—by fair and equitable treatment of the accused, while actively protecting the communities in its jurisdiction." read more
Leading the School: The 1901 Society
This year marked the beginning of exciting new changes to the 1901 Society, an influential group of alumni and friends of Brooklyn Law School from a wide range of backgrounds and careers in private practice, government, business, and industry who have made an ongoing commitment to support the Law School (1901 Society members donate $5,000 per year; Associates, who are recent graduates from the last ten years, donate $1,000 per year). The Law School has refocused the 1901 Society so that members now have the opportunity to invest in the school in a more meaningful way and can play a more active role in shaping the future of BLS. read more
A Class Gift: The Dean’s Annual Giving Challenge
One of Dean Allard’s initiatives early on was to involve graduates, no matter how recent, in the business of giving. He created the Dean’s Annual Giving Challenge for members of each graduating class to join together for a fundraising campaign to give back to the Law School community and leave their mark as a class. All contributions go to the Annual Fund, which supports scholarships for students and helps the Law School attract talented faculty, advance its academic programs, and maintain its competitive advantage among the country’s top law schools. read more
The Power of Participation: GOLD Director’s Council
The impetus for the creation of the Director’s Council, a group of dedicated recent graduates from the last 10 years who make annual gifts, comes from a genuine sentiment that these alumni can make a real impact on the Law School’s next chapter. The Council creates an exclusive opportunity for graduates of the last decade to network, socialize, and build relationships with other BLS leaders, and it helps to develop Brooklyn Law School’s future leaders. read more
All for One: The Team Challenge
The Law School’s Team Challenge was created to encourage alumni at law firms and companies to reconnect with their alma mater. Within each firm or company, volunteer Team Captains take the lead in inspiring their BLS colleagues to join together to meet the 100% Team Challenge: a gift of any amount made to BLS during the fiscal year 2014-2015 counts toward participation. By participating in the Challenge, alumni help raise essential funds, increase overall alumni giving participation, strengthen the BLS network, and enhance the profile or their law firm or company. read more
Building New Ground: Centers, Institutes, and Fellowship Programs
Our graduates are making gifts that fuel innovation and pioneer change through the creation of new centers and the development of ground-breaking programming which help attract students and raise the profile of the Law School. read more
Brooklyn Law School’s BLIP Clinic and Prof. Jonathan Askin: Training a New Generation of Lawyers to Represent Tech, Internet, and New Media Companies
Professor Jonathan Askin’s six-year-old Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy (BLIP) Clinic is tackling some of the most critical and timely issues in technology — detailed in a recent article in The Brooklyn Paper. read more
Office of Career and Professional Development Adds New Talent: Fei Zhong ’06 and Robin Nackman
This year, the Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD) continues its trajectory, with two new attorneys who will bolster its ability to work on its students behalf from professional development, through interviewing, to job placement. read more
Brooklyn Law School Appoints Three New Trade Secrets Fellows
Brooklyn Law School’s Trade Secrets Institute (TSI), a pioneering intellectual property initiative, is pleased to announce three new TSI Fellows who will serve for the 2014-2015 academic year: Alexandra Caleca ’15, Paul Fraulo ’15, and Diyang Liu ’15 to serve as TSI Fellows. read more
Monday, August 25 -- BLS Service Day
On Monday, August 25, Brooklyn Law School will hold its inaugural Service Day in Brooklyn. More than 150 BLS student, faculty, and staff volunteers will work with the Prospect Park clean-up, the Bed-Stuy food pantry, the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, the NYC Parks Department, and other efforts.
Brooklyn Law School’s Entering Class Size Increases for Second Consecutive Year
On Tuesday, August 19, Brooklyn Law School (“BLS”) held opening exercises welcoming 399 new students, reflecting an increase of 30 students over last year’s entering class. Selected from nearly 3,400 applicants, the admitted class is distributed across the Law School’s flexible program options. read more
BLS Among Law Schools with Top Employment Rates, According to National Jurist
BLS was among just 20 law schools to improve their employment rate by 10 percent or more for recent graduates, according to new rankings in The National Jurist. read more
Dean Allard on 'Broken' Law School Model in New Op-Ed
In a new op-ed for The Chronicle of Higher Education, Dean Nick Allard describes the backdrop of legal education and why the Law School’s upcoming tuition reduction is so significant. read more
Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE) Featured at CALI Conference This Weekend
CUBE will play a prominent role at this weekend’s CALI Conference for Law School Computing, a high-profile event at Harvard Law School. read more
BLS Clinic Partner 'Youth Represent' Featured in New York Times
Youth Represent, a community-based organization that works closely with BLS students enrolled in the Youth Reentry and Legal Services Clinic and provides legal services to young people, was recently featured twice in the New York Times. read more
BLS Board of Trustees Appoints Three New Members
Brooklyn Law School has announced three outstanding additions to its Board of Trustees: The Honorable Claire R. Kelly ’93, U.S. Court of International Trade; Debra Humphreys ’84, Founder and Chair of the Board of Trustees, Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School; and Manuel H. Quintana, Founder and President, Bravo! Bravo! Sports Management and Marketing Inc. read more
Dean Allard Visits Fox Business Network and CNBC to Discuss 15% Tuition Reduction
Dean Nick Allard appeared today on “Varney & Co.,” the top-rated program on the Fox Business Network, to discuss Brooklyn Law School’s upcoming 15 percent tuition cut.
Brooklyn Law School Announces 15% Tuition Cut, Initiatives to Address Law School Accessibility and Affordability
Brooklyn Law School’s (BLS) Board of Trustees
today announced a 15 percent across-the-board tuition reduction, beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year. The cost reduction program further enhances an evolving package of student-centric initiatives designed to address the national challenges of law school accessibility, affordability, and quality. read more
Scalia at La Scala: BLS Hosts a Memorable Evening with Justice Antonin Scalia
On Friday, March 21, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn Law School hosted a stimulating conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia moderated by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, a BLS Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law. read more
IBL Center Hosts Breakfast Roundtable with SEC Director of Enforcement Andrew Ceresney
SEC Director of Enforcement Andrew Ceresney spoke at a recent IBL Breakfast Roundtable on the role of international cooperation and globalization in SEC enforcement. read more
Winter Storm Update as of Thursday, February 13 at 12 noon
As of 12 noon, Brooklyn Law School is open. Day and evening classes will take place as scheduled. As with past storms, we will make arrangements for the recording of all classes for students who may have difficulty getting to the Law School.
New Scholarship Honors Judge and Former Dean I. Leo Glasser
To honor the life and career of Brooklyn Law School’s fifth dean, Judge I. Leo Glasser, the Board of Trustees has created The Glasser Scholarship. read more
BLS Announces New International Programs and Opportunities
Over the last decade, Brooklyn Law School has seen a dramatic expansion of international opportunities. Students can now apply to exciting semester-long exchange programs — in Argentina, China, England, France, Germany, Ireland, and Israel — through partnerships with prestigious law schools worldwide. read more
BLS Announces New Mandatory Clinic Requirement; Ranks as a ‘Top School for Clinics’
Brooklyn Law School has long been known as a trailblazer in providing clinic experience. Recently, BLS faculty took this reputation a step further, mandating that students complete at least one clinic or externship course before graduation.
Brooklyn Law School OPEN Wednesday, February 5th.
Like New York City public schools, Brooklyn Law School will remain open today, February 5. We will make arrangements to record 9am classes. Please exercise caution when traveling. read more
Brooklyn Law School will remain open Monday, February 3, 2014
Brooklyn Law School will remain open Monday, February 3, 2014. Evening classes will take place as scheduled.
Please exercise your own judgment regarding travel based on your own particular circumstances. read more
BLS Journals Highlight Citizenship, Drones, and Copyright Infringement Issues
Among the timely topics featured in Brooklyn Law School journals are birthright citizenship and copyright infringement, featured in the spring 2014 issue of the Brooklyn Law Review and the current issue of Practicum, respectively. read more
Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE) and the 'Tech Mecca' Featured in Business Insider
With technology companies flourishing across Brooklyn, the benefits of this new ecosystem hold incredible potential – reflected in the Law School’s Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE), according to a new Business Insider article. read more
Storm Update: Law School will be open Wednesday, January 22
Brooklyn Law School will be open Wednesday, January 22, 2014. All regularly scheduled classes will take place as well as other scheduled activities.
Please note that 9AM classes will be recorded for students who may have difficulty getting to the Law School. read more
Brooklyn Law School Announces Expanded Resources for Public Service and Appoints Danielle Sorken as Director
Brooklyn Law School has long been known for its commitment to developing a strong public interest/public service community among students and its graduates. Dean Nick Allard announced a number of new staffing resources that reinforce this commitment and will enhance the Law School’s strength and reputation in this area. read more
Weather Closing: the Law School will be closed Friday, January 3, 2014
With the impending winter storm/blizzard that is heading our way and the difficulty that many of our staff who travel a distance to get to the Law School, we will be closed tomorrow, Friday, January 3.
Please note the following:
- The library will be closed and will open at the regular scheduled hours on Saturday.
- All administrative offices will be closed, but 250 Joralemon St. will be open its usual hours and 1 Boerum Place will be open from 9am until 5pm.
Please exercise caution when traveling and stay warm and safe. read more