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The Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice

Overview paragraph: The Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice (SLJ) offers a challenging academic program with an emphasis on law and justice. We offer a nationally recognized college and career readiness curriculum. Through integrated partnerships, supportive relationships, and rigorous coursework, students develop strong communication skills and an understanding of the role law plays in society. SLJ students participate in the democratic process through Student Council, Town Hall meetings, and Youth Court. SLJ graduates are strong readers and writers who think critically, work cooperatively, and question constantly. Families and community members stay involved through an open door policy, frequent home contact by advisors, and monthly family events.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 91% of students graduate in four years.
Attendance Rate: 91% of students attendance.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 91% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 76% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 84% students feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms, locker room and cafeteria. (Student opinions on school safety, as reported on the NYC School Survey.)

Programs offered

Program 1: Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice
Code: K08X
Program description: Law and justice are the lenses through which subject matter is viewed and academic skills are developed. Our theme reflects our conviction that educating is in itself an act of social justice, and that learning can be amplified when done through the lens of the law.
Interest: Law & Government
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 95
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 1383
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 15
Seats 9 SWD: 20
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 211
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 11

Seats 10: Yes-6
Admissions priority 1: Open to New York City residents


Extracurricular activities: AP Summer Camp, Art Club, Black Student Union, Cheerleading, Chess, Chorus, Community Service, Dance, Debate, Gay-Straight Alliance, Internships, John Jay College Now, Latino Culture Club, Mentoring, Mock Trial, Peer Support, Photography, Red Hook Youth Court, SAT Prep, Step, Student Council, Summer Pre-College, Theater, Tutoring, Yoga, Young Men's Initiative, Young Women's Association, Yearbook
Psal Sports Boys: Basketball, Soccer
Psal Sports Girls: Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball

School sports: Track

Other info

Total students: 449
Start time: 8:40am
End time: 3:30pm
Grades 2018: 9 to 12
Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP English Language and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Psychology, AP U.S. History
Additional info: College Trips; Dress Code; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Program (Tutoring); Internships; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program; Summer Internships; Summer Orientation; Uniform; Weekend Programs

School accessibility description: 1
School 10th seats: Y

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: DUMBO-Vinegar Hill-Downtown Brooklyn-Boerum Hill
Neighborhood: DUMBO-Downtown Brooklyn

School Number: K313
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 2
Council district: 33
Census tract: 11
BIN: 3331741
BBL: 3001400010

About The Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice


Address: 283 Adams Street, Brooklyn NY 11201
Latitude: 40.694682
Longitude: -73.988853
Phone number: 718-858-1160
Fax number: 718-858-4733
School email: [email protected] OR [email protected]
Subway: 2, 3, 4, 5, R to Borough Hall; A, C, F to Jay St-Borough Hall; B, Q to DeKalb Ave; G to Hoyt & Schermerhorn; J, Z to High St
Bus: B103, B25, B26, B38, B41, B45, B52, B54, B57, B61, B62, B63, B65, B67, B69

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Interdisciplinary Law-Focused Curriculum: Forensic Science, Constitutional Law

Global Issues, Research Writing

Advanced Placement courses in Psychology, English Language & Composition, US History, Environmental Science, and Microeconomics.

Advisory program

Partnerships with Brooklyn Law School, Red Hook Community Justice Center, the US Attorney's Office, and our lead law partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

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