Welcome Message from the Dean

Welcome to CUNY School of Law, and congratulations on your new position. I look forward to getting to know you; please stop by and say ‘Hello’ on your first day.

As you settle in, we invite you to engage with your colleagues and find out more about CUNY Law, and our supportive community. You will find CUNY Law to be a place where our motto — “Law in the Service of Human Needs” — is infused into everything we do.

As the premier public interest law school in the country, CUNY Law places an emphasis on graduating justice-centered lawyers prepared to practice in the service of social justice and human needs.

At CUNY Law, our commitment to excellence and community is displayed in many ways and through everyone here — students, staff and faculty.

This website provides useful information that will help you better acclimate to working at CUNY Law. Click “Getting Started #1,” located above, to familiarize yourself with CUNY policies, training and benefits package options. And, when you get here, ask questions.

Once again, welcome to CUNY Law.


Mary Lu Bilek

Dean and Professor of Law