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The Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice

Overview written by the school: 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: 93% (at the end of the school year before last, the percent of students who graduated "on time" by earning a diploma four years after they entered 9th grade).
Daily Attendance Rate: 90% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 87% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 82% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 85% 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: 961
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 10
Seats 9 SWD: 20
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 146
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 7

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


Extracurricular Activities
Extracurricular activities and clubs offered by the school that do not fall under one of the Sports categories (PSAL Sports or School Sports): No data
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Basketball, Soccer
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball
PSAL Sports Coed
Co-ed PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: No data
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): No data
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 435
Start time: 8:40am
End time: 3:30pm

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 Microeconomics, AP Psychology, AP United States History

School accessibility description: Fully Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade 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: 302
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 lines near the school: 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 lines near the school: 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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