Main Profile

At A Glance

Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice

Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice is a coeducational public school for students in grades 9 through 12.

Education Quality
Cost Of Living
Institution Type: Public Setting: Urban


Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice's Full Profile



Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice says

Knowledge of the law is power in the world. The Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice (SLJ) prepares students for college and beyond through a challenging academic program with an emphasis on law and justice. Students are supported throughout their academic careers with dedicated teachers, a nationally recognized college and career readiness curriculum, and a vast array of student opportunities. SLJ graduates are strong readers and writers who think critically, work cooperatively, and question constantly. Through a four-year college-readiness sequence, students learn that school is not merely preparation for life; it is life. SLJ students participate in the democratic process through involvement in Student Council, Town Hall meetings and Youth Court. Through integrated partnerships, supportive relationships, and academically rigorous course-work, students will develop strong communication skills and an understanding of the role law plays in society. SLJ is committed to involving families and community members with an open door policy, frequent home contact, and monthly family events. Every student has an advisor who is the liaison between the family and the school.


Interdisciplinary Law focused Curriculum: Forensic Science, Constitutional Law, Global Issues; Advanced Placement; Research Writing; Technology

Program Overview

Law-themed program for all students.

Program Specialization: Law & Government

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 108

Admission Method: Limited unscreened


Buses: B103, B25, B26, B38, B41, B45, B52, B54, B57, B61, B62, B63, B65, B67, B69

Trains: 2, 3, 4, 5 to Court St - Borough Hall; B, Q to DeKalb Av; G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts; A, C, F, R to Jay St-MetroTech



Public schools are supported through local, state, and federal funding, and do not charge tuition to students who attend them.



Admission Priorities

  • Priority to New York City residents who attend an information session
  • Then to New York City residents

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2



87% of students graduate from Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice

Test Scores

1206 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 417
SAT Verbal 400
SAT Writing 389

NYC Report Card

Overall Score
College and Career Readiness


Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice received a Silver award from US News in 2013.

  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP English Language and Composition

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 449
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 122
10 127
11 98
12 102

Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 15 : 1
Gender 40% Male / 60% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

74% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 1%
Hispanic/Latino 18%
Black or African American 80%
Asian 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

There were 8 incidents of bullying last year at Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice, which equals 0.0175 incidents per student.


AP Summer Camp, Cheerleading, Choir, Technology, Courtroom Drama, Dance, Film Editing, Gay/Straight Alliance, Graffiti Arts, Law Club, Martial Arts, Mentoring, Mock Trial, New York University High School Law Institute, Photography, Reading Excellence and Discovery (READ), SAT Prep, SLJ Youth Court, Spoken Word, Step, Student Council, Teens Take the City, Tutoring, Young Men's Association, Young Women's Association, Sports: Baseball, Volleyball, Track, Soccer
  • Art Club
  • Cheerleading
  • Dance Club
  • Dance Team
  • Drama Club
  • Film Club
  • Mock Trial
  • Photography Club
  • Student Government
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Questions about Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice

Want more info about Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice? Get free advice from education experts and Noodle community members.

  • Answer