Cecilia Caldeira Joins Law School as Director of International Programs


Cecilia Caldeira joined Brooklyn Law School this summer as director of international programs. In this role, she will help recruit, advise, and enroll students who are interested in the Law School’s LL.M. program and foster academic relationships and agreements with international institutions. She also will  serve as an adjunct professor of law, teaching Fundamentals of American Law for LL.M. Foreign-Trained Lawyers. She previously led  the international and graduate programs at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University.

Caldeira’s main priority at the Law School will be reinvigorating the LL.M. program, which saw a reduction in students last year due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. This year’s class includes nine LL.M. candidates, five incoming exchange students, and four returning exchange students from countries including India, Ireland, France, and Turkey. She plans to use the lessons of the pandemic to implement new ideas for international study.

“I’m excited to be here with a full class again and to carry forward the great work that has been done at Brooklyn Law School,” said Caldeira. “COVID has shown us how very fragile international travel can be, but has also given us an opportunity to innovate and evolve in the way we work with our international students. I’d love for the Law School to be at the forefront of these innovations.”

Caldeira graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2011. She also has a bachelor’s degree in economics and English from Bryn Mawr College. In addition, she is pursuing her MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. She is a New York State-certified mediator.