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.
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
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Application Forms, Checklist & Deadlines.
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.
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.
Frequently asked questions posed by prospective law school applicants to our admissions professionals while they travel throughout the country.
CUNY Law's Success and Future: An Interview with Dean Michelle Anderson
Michelle Anderson, the fourth Dean of CUNY Law School, discusses the law school's nationally recognized clinics, including the battered women's and elder law clinics, and how they serve the school's committed public interest law students. Listen to the interview (MP3)
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.
A great way to learn about the CUNY Law community is to chat with one of our Admissions Coordinators who can answer questions about admissions, and the application process. We look forward to speaking with you!