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Brooklyn Law School (BLS) is a law school located in downtown Brooklyn, New York. Brooklyn Law School, March 2005. ... Brooklyn Law School, March 2005. ... // A law school is an institution where future lawyers obtain legal degrees. ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ...


History

The school was founded in 1901 by William Payson Richardson and Norman Heffley. It opened with 18 students. The school is noted for its diversity. Photographs indicate that by 1909, African Americans and women attended the school. The school was affiliated with St. Lawrence University from 1903 to 1943. In that year, the university decided to close the law school, but faculty and alumni bought it and Brooklyn Law became an independent institution. The school moved into its current home at 250 Joralemon Street in 1969. 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ...


BLS produces four legal journals: the Brooklyn Law Review, the Brooklyn Journal of International Law, the Journal of Law and Policy, and the new Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial and Commercial Law, the first writing competition for which will be held in the spring semester of 2006. The student-run organization Unemployment Action Center has a chapter at BLS. The Unemployment Action Center, sometimes abbreviated as UAC, is a non-profit organization run by students of seven law schools in the New York City area. ...


In August 2005, Brooklyn Law School opened Feil Hall, which provides luxury apartments for 360 students. Feil Hall also houses the new "Geraldo's Cafe," named for famous alumnus Geraldo Rivera. Geraldo's is a coffee and snack bar that also serves as a student lounge. The opening of the residence hall has helped attract students from all over the country and will have a major impact on the school's goal of acquiring a more national reputation. Brooklyn Law School owns eight brownstone buildings in the surrounding neighborhood which provide additional housing for students. Geraldo Rivera on the Fox News Channel in 2004. ... This article is about the building material and the dwelling. ...


According to the Leiter Report, a compendium of law school rankings published by Brian Leiter, Brooklyn Law School places 31st for quality of students and a runner-up for top 30 for faculty. See this link. The ranking for faculty is based on a survey of faculty from other institutions; the ranking for students is based on GPA and LSAT scores. In the 2007 U.S. News and World Report ranking, BLS places 58th. See this link. The US News ranking emphasizes entering student LSAT scores and GPA. Brian Leiter (born 1963) is an American professor of law and philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, where he has been teaching since 1995. ... The Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) is a standardized test used for admission to law schools in the United States of America and Canada that are members of the Law School Admissions Council. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... The Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) is a standardized test used for admission to law schools in the United States of America and Canada that are members of the Law School Admissions Council. ...


Notable alumni/students include Herman Badillo, Sheldon Silver, Bruce Cutler, David Dinkins, Irving Paul Lazar, Alexander Lowen, Tom Ognibene, Geraldo Rivera, George H. Ross, Larry Silverstein, Paul Simon, and James Lopez Watson. Herman Badillo (born August 21, 1929 in Caguas, Puerto Rico) Puerto Rican U.S. Congressman. ... Sheldon Silver Sheldon Silver (born February 13, 1944) is a politician and member of the United States Democratic Party, currently serving as Speaker of New York State Assembly. ... Richard Bruce Cutler is a criminal defense lawyer based in New York City. ... David Dinkins David Dinkins David Norman Dinkins (born July 10, 1927 in Trenton, New Jersey) was the Mayor of New York City from 1989 through 1993, the first (and to date only) African American to hold that office. ... Irving Lazar and Diana Ross Irving Paul Swifty Lazar (March 28, 1907 – December 30, 1993) was a legendary agent and deal-maker for Hollywood movie stars and authors. ... Dr. Alexander Lowen, a student of Wilhelm Reichs in the 1940s and early 1950s in New York, developed the mind-body psychotherapy known as bioenergetic analysis with his then colleague John Pierrakos. ... Thomas Ognibene is currently running for mayor of New York City against incumbent Mayor Michael Bloomberg and investment banker Steve Shaw in the New York City Republican party primary showdown in 2005. ... Geraldo Rivera on the Fox News Channel in 2004. ... George H. Ross (born 1928) is executive vice president and senior counsel of the Trump Organization. ... 7 World Trade Center Larry A. Silverstein (born 1932 in Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, New York) is a real estate investor and operator and the head of Silverstein Properties Inc. ... Publicity still for Youre the One, released in 2000 Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter of Hungarian descent who received Kennedy Center Honors in 2002. ... James Lopez Watson (May 21, 1922 - September 2, 2001) was a judge of the United States Court of International Trade. ...


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Brooklyn Law School - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (411 words)
The school was founded in 1901 by William Payson Richardson and Norman Heffley.
BLS produces four legal journals: the Brooklyn Law Review, the Brooklyn Journal of International Law, the Journal of Law and Policy, and the new Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial and Commercial Law, the first writing competition for which will be held in the spring semester of 2006.
Brooklyn Law School owns eight brownstone buildings in the surrounding neighborhood which provide additional housing for students.
Brooklyn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3950 words)
The loss of Brooklyn's separate identity as a city was met with some consternation by some residents at the time, and later; the merger has been known as the "Great Mistake of 1898", as it was called by many newspapers of the day, and the phrase still denotes Brooklyn pride among old-time Brooklynites.
Brooklyn, the 'Borough of Homes', can be understood as a collection of neighborhoods, many historically descended from the old towns and villages of Dutch times.
Brooklyn's most beloved and cherished institution had left, and the move is cited by some historians as one of the catalysts for the decline of Brooklyn in the 1960s and 1970s.
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