Summary: Brooklyn Law announced on Tuesday that it would accept the GRE for next year’s class.
Brooklyn Law School will accept the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) as part of the admissions process. This change will go into effect starting with the class of fall 2018, the school’s official announcement stated.
Brooklyn Law will continue to accept the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), so students entering next year’s class can have options of either test for their accelerated 2-year, 3-year, and extended 4-year programs.
“The decision to accept the GRE in addition to the LSAT for application to our Law School is yet another way we are seeking to attract talented students from diverse education and career backgrounds—including in the sciences, engineering, medicine, and technology—who wish to pursue legal education,” said Brooklyn Law School President and Dean Nicholas Allard.
“As we prepare the next generation of lawyers for a rapidly changing marketplace, the way in which we attract and comprehensively evaluate our prospective law students must change as well. The GRE will give us another objective measure that is widely used in graduate education by which we can assess an applicant’s potential to succeed in both law school and professionally,” Allard continued.
Brooklyn Law School was founded in 1901, and it is an independent institution, unaffiliated with any other college or university. It is the only law school in Brooklyn, and U.S. News and World Report listed the school as the 88th Best Law School in the country for 2018.
According to Lawcrossing, “The faculty is comprised of some of the most brilliant legal minds found anywhere” and the school offers advanced courses in Business Law, Criminal Law, Intellectual Property, Media and Information Law, International Law, Public Service Law and Real Estate Law
Dean of Admissions Eulas Boyd said that accepting the GRE will diversify the applicant pool, including candidates with STEM backgrounds.
“Like most industries, law and policymaking have been forever altered by advances in technology that have significantly broadened the universe of skills and backgrounds necessary for the legal services industry to be truly responsive to society’s changing needs,” said Boyd. “By accepting the GRE, we are creating flexibility and options to pursue a law degree for highly qualified applicants with quantitative skills, including those with STEM backgrounds, and those for whom preparation for multiple advanced studies admissions exams is not feasible.”
Brooklyn Law is joining other law schools such as Harvard, Northwestern, and Columbia Law in accepting the GRE.
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