MSLIS/LL.M. - Master of Science in Librarianship and Information Science with an LL.M. in Information Law and Society

In our global society, digital technology and electronic communications are at the heart of library and information science. The role of the law librarian is more important than ever as a result of the rapid proliferation of information on the Internet and technological advances. While electronic research may make more information available to attorneys, the librarian is the key to accessing such information in a time efficient and cost effective manner.

Law libraries sit at the crossroads of print and electronic information as more and more traditional print sources convert to digital formats. However, many librarians today are unprepared to address complex legal issues such as copyright, licensing, and privacy that arise from accessing the Internet, digital publications, and databases.

The dual-degree program in Law Librarianship and Information Law has been designed to empower librarians to better address legal issues concerning the morass of information in today’s digital world. This unique dual-degree program will give students the foundational knowledge and specialized skills to be effective and successful law librarians across a range of information environments, including corporate, academic, public, and specialized libraries.

Program Highlights:

  • The 45-credit program features a common core of courses, which reduces the total number of credits required for a dual degree. Students may enroll in the program on a full-time or part-time basis.
  • The MSLIS curriculum includes courses in the areas of law, policy, government, international documents, and business (27 credits).
  • The LL.M. curriculum includes courses in the areas of copyright, internet law, privacy, and mass media law (12 credits).
  • The common curriculum (6 credits) includes course credit for a Thesis and a Practicum in the Brooklyn Law School Library.
  • Students will have faculty advisors at both institutions.

LL.M. in the News

Brooklyn Law School Best LL.M. Programs
LL.M. Program Receives High Marks for Academics and Student Experience

Did You Know?

BLS was Ranked the No. 1 Law School for “Best General LL.M.” for two straight years in the New York Law Journal (Sept 2014 & 2015).

BLS named one of the best law schools for practical training and added to the National Jurist honor roll (Feb 2016).

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