Students come to CUNY Law because they want to change the world. They graduate with the skills and tools they need to make that change. Everything we do at CUNY Law is motivated by our distinctive mission: to graduate outstanding public interest and public service attorneys and to help diversify the legal profession.
Through our unique curriculum, you will engage in rigorous coursework in traditional substantive areas while learning practical skills and training with real clients. We are the national leader in progressive legal education with the strongest record of placing graduates in in-demand public interest and public service jobs.
Aside from being the premier public interest law school in the country, CUNY Law is among the most affordable law schools anywhere. With annual in-state tuition and fees of just $14,470, you can pursue your passion without incurring crushing debt.
PreLaw magazine ranks CUNY Law as the #1 law school in the nation for public interest, and National Jurist ranks the law school second in the nation for diversity. U.S. News & World Report ranks CUNY fourth in the nation for “Best Clinical Programs,” and in the top ten for diversity. Lawyers of Color’s Black Student’s Guide to Law Schools ranks CUNY Law in the top five best regional law schools for the East Coast. INSIGHT Into Diversity has given CUNY Law its Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award.