Mock trials and internships at law firms
John Jay School for Law, a small school in the John Jay Educational Complex, has its own courtroom where students may take part in mock trials and learn to debate. While the school struggles with poor attendance and some students complain of bullying, most graduate on time and go on to college, according to Department of Education data.
Students may work with lawyers from the Justice Resource Center, an organization that sponsors a moot court competition among city high schools. Some students have internships at private law firms.
A recent graduate, now at Howard University, said John Jay School for Law inspired her to “fight against injustice” and “be an intellectual in the real world.” However, another student complained that “children constantly get into fights and are never disciplined,” according to comments on the InsideSchools website.
Located in Park Slope, one of the most well-off neighborhoods in Brooklyn, John Jay School for Law shares a building with three other schools: Park Slope Collegiate (link), Secondary School for Journalism (link), and Millennium Brooklyn High school (link).
The school is led by Deborah Glauner, who previously served as the principal at Arts & Media Preparatory Academy.
ADMISSIONS: Open to all New York City students. Priority to District 15 students, however most seats go to students from other neighborhoods. (Katharine Safter web reports, May 2018)
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Faculty & Staff
CalculusNot offered in 2019-20
Computer ScienceNot offered in 2019-20
PhysicsNot offered in 2019-20
Advanced Foreign Language
AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science
AP/IB Math or Science
MusicNot offered in 2019-20
Programs & AdmissionsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
John Jay School for Law
Our program emphasizes the study of law with opportunities for mentoring, internships, and mock trial/moot court.
OfferingsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Advanced Placement (AP) courses
AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Seminar, AP United States History, AP Statistics, AP U.S. Government and Politics
Boys PSAL teams
Baseball, Basketball, Swimming, Volleyball
Girls PSAL teams
Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball
Contact & Location
237 7th Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11215
Trains: , to 7th Ave; to 4th Ave-9th St
Buses: B61, B63, B67, B69
This school shares the John Jay Educational Campus with three other schools