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    New York (Brooklyn) -- Brooklyn Law School -- Accreditation: Full ABA -- Year Founded: 1901
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    Rankings, Employment and Costs

    Brooklyn Law School (BLS) is a law school founded in 1901. It is located in Brooklyn Heights, New York City, in the United States, and has approximately 1,400 students.

    Brooklyn Law School's academic and administrative buildings and ten student residences are located in the Brooklyn Heights Historical District, where many federal and state courts and corporate and public interest law offices are located. Brooklyn Law School's main academic building at 250 Joralemon Street houses classrooms, faculty offices, a conference center, dining hall, and a four-story law library with 550,000 volumes. The office building across the street at One Boerum Place houses many of the law school's clinics, its student journals, the bookstore, and administrative offices.

    Rankings
    • The 2008 Leiter Report ranked Brooklyn Law School 25th, in the "Most 'Prestigious' Law Firm Placement" category.
    • The 2009 Leiter Report ranked Brooklyn Law School 39th nationwide in Student Quality, based on its 2008 entering class.
    • In the 2008-09 term, six alumni clerked with federal circuit judges, placing BLS 19th in the country, according to the 2009 Leiter Report. Three worked for judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, two for the Eleventh Circuit, and one for the Third Circuit.
    • The 2012 Leiter Report ranked Brooklyn Law School 41st in the Top 70 Law Faculties in scholarly impact.
    • The 2013 edition of U.S. News ranked Brooklyn Law School 80th, in its list of top 100 law schools.
    • The 2015 edition of U.S. News ranked Brooklyn Law School 85th, in its list of top 194 law schools.
    • The New York Law Journal ranked Brooklyn Law School's LLM program # 1 for 'Best General LL.M.'


    Employment

    Of the law school's 478 graduates in 2013, nine months after graduation all were employed other than 39 who were seeking employment, and 5 who were not seeking employment (the employment status of 8 was unknown); 316 had secured jobs practicing law, and 74 had taken a J.D. advantage position. Brooklyn Law School's Law School Transparency under-employment score was 22%, indicating the percentage of the Class of 2013 unemployed, pursuing an additional degree, or working in a non-professional, short-term, or part-time job nine months after graduation.

    Costs

    The total cost of attendance (indicating the cost of tuition, fees, and living expenses) at Brooklyn Law School for the 2013-14 academic year was $78,604. The total cost of attendance for the 2015-16 academic year will be $70,534 as a result of a 15% tuition reduction plan going into effect May 2015. The estimated debt-financed cost of attendance for three years is $204,197.

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      Re: Brooklyn Law School (Full ABA)

      Is this tuition about the same for all NY law schools?

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