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Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice, The

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: 94.999999% (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: 88% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 79.000002% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 88% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 80.000001% 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: 947
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 10
Seats 9 SWD: 20
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 164
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 8

Seats 10: 1
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): Art Club, Black Student Union, Chess Club, Broadway's Babies, Dance, Speech & Debate, Drama & Creative Arts, Gender & Sexualities Alliance, Yearbook, Young Men's Initiative, Young Women's Association, StuCo, Latino Culture Club, Local Programs, Opportunity Programs, Study Abroad, Internships
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): Cheerleading, UA Basketball Team
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 445
Start time: 8:40am
End time: 3:30pm

Final grades: 9 to 12

Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Environmental Science, AP Microeconomics, AP Psychology, AP English Language and Composition, AP United States History
Additional info: 10th Grade Seats Available

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 Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice, The


Address: 283 Adams Street, Brooklyn NY 11201 (40.694629,-73.988323)
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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