Our Academic Program

Every year, Brooklyn Law School students engage in the extremely important process of selecting their courses and planning their upperclass programs for the following academic year. Students have an enormous amount of autonomy to structure their upperclass years, choosing from among over 240 courses in a wide variety of areas. The Law School provides a great many tools to help students make informed choices about the kinds of classes, clinics, seminars, lawyering skills courses, and other academic offerings they wish to take during those years.

Each spring we hold faculty panel discussions to provide students an opportunity for guidance on course selection from faculty members and officials from the deans’ and registrar’s offices. Faculty members also make themselves available to counsel students on an individual and ad hoc basis.

In planning their upperclass curricula, students should keep in mind the requirements that they must successfully complete in order to earn the JD degree. A summary of these degree requirements is available under the JD Degree Requirements tab. Full details are available to students through our online portal, BLSConnect.