Brooklyn Law School - Brief Overview

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Located in Brooklyn, New York, the Brooklyn Law School buildings, including the student residences and administration offices, are located in the middle of Brooklyn Heights Historical District. A spectacular view of the Brooklyn Bridge and within sight of one of the most formidable legal arenas in the world, this educational mecca offers something for anyone interested in pursuing a legal career.

Each year, around 550 law students are accepted and the facility guarantees housing to each of them. The campus itself is all inclusive, with the residential area, the main building, the conference center and law library all within walking distance. Feil Hall, a twenty one story work of art, is home to close to 350 students and includes both a café and a state of the art conference center.

Most recently, a new LL.M. Program was introduced in an effort to attract international attorneys and give them the chance to study American law and see how the various courts function within our legal system. Not only that, but the program includes intricate and specific efforts to ensure the legalese is accurate in both the written and spoken word for those who may not be native English speakers. Currently, the program focuses on intellectual property law, refugee and immigration law and intellectual property law. When these participants are ready, the program will then help prepare them for the New York state bar examination. All enrolled are extended housing and other guaranteed accommodations.

The faculty is comprised of some of the most brilliant legal minds found anywhere. Brooklyn Law School Professor Michael Gerber currently serves as the Interim Dean and uses his vast experience to guide the student body into their respective futures. His primary focus is bankruptcy law and is a contributing author of Collier on Bankruptcy, the premiere compilation on bankruptcy law, ethics and governance.

Brooklyn Law School includes in its advanced study offerings Business Law, Criminal Law, Intellectual Property, Media and Information Law, International Law, Public Service Law and Real Estate Law.

The Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law was established in an effort to shape and guide those pursuing an international specialty. The Center for Law Language and Cognition exists to coordinate the cognitive sciences with practical law and the Center for Health, Science and Public Policy links the health sector with the legal profession for those interested in pursuing careers where the two meld seamlessly.

Several clinics exist within the Brooklyn Law School network. In 2009, the program was ranked 28th in the nation and in 2010, the National Jurist ranked it fourth in the country for its contributions to public service.

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