City University of New York School of Law - Bachelor's Degree

CUNY School of Law is the premier public interest law school in the country. Their mission is to graduate outstanding public interest attorneys and to enhance the diversity of the legal profession. Their motto, "Law in the Service of Human Needs," infuses everything they do.

  • Average Tuition USD 24,000

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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.

Bachelor Programs

  • 2 Court Square, Long Island City, NY 11101, United States

    Criminal Justice

    USD 24,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply theories and practices of organization management and criminal justice to the administration of public law enforcement agencies and operations. Includes instruction in law enforcement history and theory, operational command leadership, administration of public police organizations, labor relations, incident response strategies, legal and regulatory responsibilities, budgeting, public relations, and organizational leadership.

  • 2 Court Square, Long Island City, NY 11101, United States

    Environmental Studies

    USD 24,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

  • 2 Court Square, Long Island City, NY 11101, United States


    USD 24,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.


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  • Minimum GPA 2.98


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    Established in 1983


    Charles Halpern, founder of the D.C.-based Center for Law and Social Policy, a Georgetown law professor, was the first Dean of CUNY Law.

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            1983-1986, JURIST DOCTORATE

            A graduate frm the first class (1986), still going strongI was one of the 250 +students who graduated from CUNY'S first class in 1986. I'm proud of what the law school stands for and what it has accomplished both in the field of law and in my life. It's been now close to thirty years since I have graduated and I'm still passionate about law. With the tools, skills and teaching, I proudly proclaim that I'm still "Fighting the Good Fight...for my clients " This would not have been possible without a law school, who's model then as now, was and is, " Law in the service of Human Needs". Upon graduating, I was appointed an ADA in the District Attorneys office, where I served with the broad view of public service and it's impact in impacting crime and criminal justice. I still practice litigation and manage my own litigation firm. I owe it all to God, my love of law and the vision of the founders of CUNY Law school. I recommend CUNY highly for anyone who believe that that practice of law is about helping people and making the world a better place.