BLS-Degree Options: LL.M. Program

LL.M. for Foreign-Trained Lawyers

LL.M. students

LL.M. for Foreign-Trained Lawyers

Our program is designed to meet the New York Court of Appeals requirements for foreign-trained lawyers who wish to sit for the New York State bar exam. Through a complement of courses and pedagogy that focuses on the specific academic needs of those with legal training from abroad, Brooklyn Law School has created a program that will help its graduates become more effective and confident transnational lawyers.

Our program also facilitates specialized study in a number of areas, including business law, intellectual property law, and refugee and immigration law. While these three specializations draw on Brooklyn Law School's academic strengths, the Law School can also accommodate tailored study plans for those students who wish to explore other areas of the law.

LL.M. students are very much a part of the Law School’s thriving intellectual life and they participate in many of the same activities as our J.D. students. These include programs sponsored by the Dennis Block Center for the Study of International Business Law, or membership in one of our 40 student organizations. LL.M. students can also gain practical experience with a pro bono project, or take part in a clinic or externship, and have the opportunity to publish in one of our scholarly journals.

Beginning this July, the Law School’s new Legal Language Institute will also offer one- and three-week summer programs in intensive Legal English training. Designed specifically for foreign lawyers and law students – whether enrolled in Brooklyn Law School’s LL.M. program for foreign-trained lawyers or elsewhere – this intensive training will be extraordinarily beneficial prior to any U.S. legal studies.

To help acclimate our students to living in Brooklyn, we provide guaranteed housing in Feil Hall to all applicants meeting our housing deadline. Feil Hall is a contemporary new residence hall located just a few blocks from the Law School, with over 200 apartments for students and faculty.

Brooklyn Law School Profiled on LL.M.-United
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LLM students

Upcoming Events

June 2014

Brooklyn Law School will be in Germany for the month of June 2014. 

If you are interested in studying at Brooklyn Law School, please contact so we can arrange a time to meet!

Saturday, October 18, 2014
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

New York LL.M. Forum
New York Hilton Midtown
Beekman, 2nd level

The LL.M. Law School Forum in New York City will give prospective LL.M. students an opportunity to talk personally with representatives from ABA-approved law schools. If you are thinking about an LL.M. program, this is an excellent resource for you. Most people spend several hours at a forum. Regardless of your age, background, and goals, the forum can help you answer important questions, such as:

  • How does the admission process work?
  • What programs are best for you?
  • Do you have the ability and educational background that will help you succeed?
  • What will a graduate law program train you to do?

Admission to the LL.M. Law School Forum is free. By preregistering, you can save time at the forum and receive reminders and updates about the forum. You can register for the forum here.

Have questions? We have answers.

Julie Sculli
Director of International Programs
250 Joralemon Street, Room 932

P: (718) 780-0626
F: (718) 780-0393

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