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Brooklyn Law School Reviews

Updated January 24, 2017
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  1. "Student"

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    Former Employee - Legal in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Legal in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Brooklyn Law School full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great adminsitration. Very helpful and informed

    Cons

    It was a great work experience

    Advice to Management

    NA


  2. "Small Business Work Environment with Big Business Resources"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Brooklyn Law School full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    While everyone's experience is different at any organization my experience has been stellar.

    - Supportive management; focuses on how to solve problems instead of who caused them.
    - Great benefit package. 15+ holidays, 10 personal/sick days, 15-20 vacation days, 10% match on 403b after 2 years, children tuition (from elementary to college), dental, vision, life and health insurance, fair market salaries
    - Great level of autonomy. Little or no micromanagement.
    - low key, low stress work environment and flexible schedule. (more concerned about getting your work done versus when you do it)
    - supportive and appreciative staff. You'll hear thank you more often than any other place you've ever worked.
    - a lot of responsability and trust given. (this is both a good and bad)

    Cons

    - Some areas need better well-defined "processes" for how things should be done. Some things end up being seat of the pants.
    - better raises. (they are in the 1-2% area)
    - Exec-Board feels disconnected from the rest of the business. Most of the organization is run by the level below them.
    - Lack of duplicate coverage, i.e., many responsabilities are held by a single person if they get sick or are out there is not sufficient coverage for said person's responsabilities. (maybe a basic 20%)
    - because of how flat the organization is there is little room to "move up" you'd need to wait for your manager to leave to take their position.
    - prefer hiring outside than promoting internal applicants. This is more pronounced for Exec positions. If you can't find internal candidates, train or mentor them for the future roles that may open up in the org.

    Advice to Management

    -- Tell us more regularly what you do. (sometimes it's hard to figure out who is pulling the strings at the E-Board level)

    - More organization wide meetings for your entire department or even the whole of the university staff and faculty.

    - create more leadership opportunities or rotation programs.

  3. "Brooklyn Law School needs improvement..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Brooklyn Law School (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The benefits package = Great package: 401K Match/Tuition Reimbursement
    Facilities = Modern
    Location = Great neighborhood

    Cons

    Constant revolving door due to lack of professional leadership, infighting and unrealistic goals.

    Heavy emphasis placed on funding programs, yet faculty reap very little benefit.

    The Development Office appears to be the most unstable office within the entire school.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to Management:

    Please...

    Properly vet incoming leadership and examine your current senior level staff.

    Collect performance reviews on the supervisors from each department and remove the problem.

    Employees leave their managers; not their jobs. You are losing a lot of talented employees!


  4. "Office Services"

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    Current Employee - Office Services in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Office Services in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Brooklyn Law School (More than a year)

    Pros

    My interaction with faculty, staff and students

    Cons

    Dealing with students and staff can sometimes be a little overwhelming.

    Advice to Management

    kEEP DOING WHAT YOUR DOING!!


  5. "A Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Director of Financial Aid in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director of Financial Aid in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Brooklyn Law School (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    BLS is a great place to work with a very responsive and innovative Dean.

    Cons

    For the past few years, annual raises have been small.


  6. "BLS Administrative"

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    Former Employee - Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Brooklyn Law School (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The higher education environment of a law school is exciting and interesting. Brooklyn Law School incorporated technology to support its mission and objectives and transformed and modernized its building infrastructure.

    Cons

    It's been a few years since I worked there, so this reflects my experience then. I would have liked to have seen a culture that was more welcoming and supportive of new ideas and encouraged innovation. Integration of technology could have made more of an impact on work-flows in a less politicized environment.

    Advice to Management

    For the administrative side, I hope that new leadership encourages employee growth and training. Rather than subsuming accomplishments under departments and department heads, I hope there is recognition for individual achievement.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "BLS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brooklyn Law School full-time

    Pros

    Very good school. Good location.

    Cons

    No cons. The school is stellar.

  8. "Nightmare"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brooklyn Law School full-time

    Pros

    Absolutely no pros at all

    Cons

    A absolute horrible nightmare and run by true evil

    Advice to Management

    Your executive leadership is a issue


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Friendly and relatively productive working environment."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Office politics are at a minimum.
    They have a pretty good benefits package.
    The staff are for the most part hardworking and helpful.

    Cons

    Some of the equipment and furnishings are a bit outdated or worn.
    A few administrative departments are quite slow which can be frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Everything is fine. I think most of the employees are content.
    I would consider updating the current databases though as they can be quite slow and outdated.


  10. "Fantastic place, supportive colleagues"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor
    Recommends

    Pros

    The advantages working here include smart, dedicated students; excellent, supportive colleagues; great campus and location; great salary and benefits. They have a vision and are adapting to a new future for legal education.

    Cons

    There are not a lot of cons to working at BLS. As with any teaching position, if you don't have the patience to work with students, or the intellectual curiosity to play with different legal problems, then you are not going to enjoy it. And of course one can make more money at a law firm.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. You should try to assert a leadership position in the national dialogue on changing legal education.


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