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Secondary School for Law

Secondary School for Law is a coeducational public school for students in grades 7 through 12.

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Institution Type: Public Setting: Urban


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Secondary School for Law says

As a community of committed learners, Secondary School for Law cultivates a spirit of excellence in our students through rigorous academic and extracurricular activities, preparing them to engage in challenging post-secondary experiences. Through the integration of demanding support programming such as college-preparatory, academic tutoring, personalized mentoring, and one-on-one college guidance, our goal is to help students develop their own voices by teaching them skills lawyers have - the ability to solve complex problems, think critically and advocate persuasively for themselves and their communities.

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Paul Hastings Law Institute, Mock Trial, Debate, Introduction to Law, International Law, Criminal and Constitutional Law, Participation in Government, Mural Art, Studio Art, Modern Dance, iMentor, Credit-bearing Online Courses, College Now

Program Overview

Program emphasizes the study of law; opportunities for mentoring, internships and mock trial/moot court.

Program Specialization: Law & Government

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 125

Admission Method: Screened

Entrance Requirements: Review of Attendance & Punctuality

Required Grades

  • Math: 80-100
  • Science: 80-100
  • Social Studies: 80-100
  • English: 80-100


Buses: B61, B63, B67

Trains: F, G to 7th Av; D, R to 9th St



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



Admission Priorities

  • Priority to District 15 students or residents
  • Then to Brooklyn students or residents
  • Then to New York City residents

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2



67% of students graduate from Secondary School for Law

Test Scores

1203 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 411
SAT Verbal 398
SAT Writing 394

NYC Report Card

Overall Score
College and Career Readiness


Secondary School for Law received a Bronze award from US News in 2013.

  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • AP United States History
  • French
  • Spanish
  • French (Online)
  • Japanese (Online)

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 473
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
6 19
7 19
8 26
9 111
10 126
11 101
12 90

Secondary School for Law'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 Secondary School for Law's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 14 : 1
Gender 44% Male / 56% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

82% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Secondary School for Law.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 6%
Hispanic/Latino 30%
Black or African American 62%
Asian 3%

There were 31 incidents of bullying last year at Secondary School for Law, which equals 0.0594 incidents per student.


After-school Sports and Dance, Arnhold New Dance Teacher Suppport Program, Arts Connection, Brooklyn Arts Council, Chess, Cooking, Debate Team, Mock Trial Team, Mural Art, National Honor Society, Peer Mediation, Project Reach Youth, SAT Preparation, SPARK, Student Government, Tutorials, Weightlifting, Yearbook Design
  • Art Club
  • Chess Club
  • Dance Club
  • Dance Team
  • Debate
  • Honor Society
  • Mock Trial
  • Student Government
  • Yearbook
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
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