CUNY School of Law
CUNY School of Law is the premier public interest law school in the country. It trains lawyers to serve the underprivileged and disempowered and to make a difference in their communities. Our motto, "law in the service of human needs," infuses everything we do.
CUNY Law pioneered the model of integrating a lawyering curriculum with traditional doctrinal study. The School has been praised in a study by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, "Educating Lawyers: Preparation for the Profession of Law," for being one of the few law schools in the country to prepare students for practice through instruction in theory, skills, and ethics.
Founded in 1983, the CUNY School of Law consistently ranks among the top 5 law schools in the country in clinical training. With a student-faculty ratio of 9 to 1, CUNY Law has been a model for other law schools for its clinical practice. All third-year students at CUNY Law represent clients under the supervision of attorneys.
At 2 Court Square in Long Island City, CUNY Law is one of the greenest law schools in the country. The building is LEED Gold certified, which means that its construction had a reduced environmental impact, and its design increases occupants' health and well-being.
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