CUNY SCHOOL OF LAW SIGN in the entry hall of the Law School


CUNY School of Law is the nation’s #1 public interest law school and a singular institution.

Founded in 1983 with the dual mission to recruit and train outstanding public interest lawyers and to diversify the legal profession, it is the only publicly funded law school in New York City.

CUNY Law is built on a tradition of radical lawyering: movements for social change are built with leadership and collaboration from the people and communities who have experienced injustice. Our consistently high rankings in the diversity of our faculty and student body exemplify our mission. Realized through intentional, holistic recruitment and our status as a top clinical education program,  our community is one of activists, organizers, scholars, and advocates.

We stand united in the belief that only when the world can see the full range of human experience reflected and represented in the law will we have justice for everyone.


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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