Students come to study at CUNY Law because they want to change the world. Inspiring faculty members show students legal solutions to real world problems. Students also work closely with the legal community advancing social justice outside the school. Working for others allows students to practice our motto, "Law in the Service of Human Needs," throughout their graduate studies. In the end, we send more students directly into public interest and public service practice than any other law school in the nation.

Students come to study at CUNY Law because they value diversity. We have an extraordinarily diverse faculty, staff, and student body. We provide a welcoming community for people from all backgrounds. It is our goal to provide access to the legal profession for communities that have been historically excluded, and to help the practicing bar better reflect the remarkable diversity and vibrancy of New York City.

Students also come to study at CUNY Law because we have one of the best clinical programs in the country, consistently ranked in the top ten nationwide. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has praised our innovative, integrated pedagogy that blends clinical skills with doctrinal education throughout the three years of study.

We aim to transform the profession and the world through a profound commitment to justice. Come study with us at CUNY School of Law.

Michelle J. Anderson
Dean and Professor of Law


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"CUNY has one of the best clinical programs in the country, consistently ranked in the top ten nationwide."