The City University of New York School of Law is a law school operated by the City University of New York (CUNY). Although adjacent to Queens College in Flushing, Queens, New York, it is administratively separate. The School opened in 1983 and "it is the only law school which, from inception, has defined its mission as training law students for public service." Accordingly, the school's motto is Law in the Service of Human Needs. CUNY School of Law's child care center was the first of its kind at a US law school. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg called CUNY School of Law "an institution of incomparable value" in legal education. CUNY's focus on practical lawyering skills has had a significant impact on legal pedagogy across the nation. As a result of CUNY's leadership now many, if not most, law schools offer significant clinical opportunities for their students.
|(Location) Flushing, NY|
CUNY Law School is considered a Competitive law school, which accepts only 45% of its applicants. Comparatively, Cuny Queens is Significantly Lower than the average cost for law school.
|Class of 2020||1356||608 (44.84%)||151 (11.1%)|
|Living at home:||$7,188|
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Application Fee : $60
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CUNY Law School is considered to have a Highly Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Cuny Queens is Average.
The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. CUNY Queens College 1L section size is 124% smaller than law schools in New York and 61% smaller than all PUBLIC law schools.
Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The CUNY Queens College class of 2015 had an employment rate of 78% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.
In 2015, 89.9%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.