The Law School is one of a number of outstanding, highly-competitive, nationally-recognized graduate professional schools and programs at the City University of New York, the third-largest institution of public higher learning in the country. These include Business, Social Work, Public Health, Public Affairs and Administration, Urban Planning, Architecture, Engineering, and more. All build upon the mission of the City University in training their graduates for excellence in an urban environment.

CUNY Law students with special interests can take courses at other CUNY units, and students from elsewhere in the University are also occasionally placed at the Law School, giving them and law students the chance to interact. In an exciting new development, graduate students in the School of Social Work now work, under supervision, with law students in the Elder Law and Immigrant and Non-Citizen Rights Clinics, providing more holistic service to clients, and creating opportunities for practitioners of two separate, but related, disciplines to collaborate in client service.