The mission of the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law, the only publicly-supported law school in New York City and one of only two in the State, is to educate students for the practice of law with special emphasis on public service and public interest law. We seek to:

  • Enhance the diversity of the bar and to meet previously unmet legal needs
  • Recruit students from and train lawyers for historically underserved communities
  • Educate all our students about the diverse and special legal needs of communities through our City and State

Although academic potential is demonstrated through quantitative factors such as the undergraduate record and LSAT scores, the selection committee also assesses the following:

  • Rigor of the areas of study and college attended
  • Quality of the student body
  • Grade point average and course selection trends
  • Employment during college
  • Individual accomplishments, backgrounds and experiences

CUNY has a remarkable student body from such diverse geographic, cultural, economic, racial, ethnic and social backgrounds as are reflected in New York City. Their accomplishments, talents, experiences and compassion will make a positive and long-lasting contribution to underserved and underrepresented communities.

View the 2014 Entering Class Profile <pdf>



A member of the Association of American Law Schools, CUNY School of Law is approved by the Board of Regents of New York State to confer the Juris Doctor degree and accredited by the American Bar Association, which means our graduates may sit for the Bar Exam in all 50 states. Basic consumer information about the ABA-LSAC Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools.

The Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association is located at:

321 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654-7598
(312) 988-5000
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Apply to CUNY Law

First-year entering students need to apply by June 15, 2015 for the Fall 2015 semester.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

The Financial Aid Office administers various federal and state financial aid programs and offers an extensive network of services to assist students in meeting the costs related to their education.


Campus Tours & Information Sessions

Tours of the Law School are conducted weekly on Fridays during the school year, with an opportunity to sit in on a first-year class prior to the start of each tour.

Questions From The Road

Frequently asked questions posed by prospective law school applicants to our admissions professionals while they travel throughout the country.


Welcome to CUNY Law

A message from Dean Michelle Anderson.


Contact Us or Schedule a Visit

For more information please contact the Admissions Office by calling (718) 340-4210 or sending an e-mail to the Office of Admissions.