Coronavirus Response Update
To learn more about the Law School's fall 2020 semester policies visit Covid-19 Information.

LL.M. Application Process

Our program is designed to help lawyers trained abroad connect with other international lawyers, our world class faculty, and over 23,000 alumni. We received an A+ for Student Experience and A for Academics from the International Jurist. The LL.M. 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 specialize in other areas of the law.

LL.M. students are very much a part of the Law School’s thriving intellectual and cultural life. To facilitate integration into our community, we provide guaranteed housing in Feil Hall to all applicants meeting our housing deadline. Feil Hall is a modern, furnished residence hall located just a few blocks from the Law School with over 200 apartments.

LL.M. Twilight Sail for International Trained Lawyers

Admission Criteria

To be eligible for admission to the LL.M. program for internationally trained lawyers, prospective students must:

  • Hold a first degree in law from an accredited foreign university that is substantially equivalent to the legal education provided by an American Bar Association-approved law school in the United States; and
  • Have a minimum Internet-based TOEFL score of 95 with a minimum of 23 on each of the four sections, or a minimum IELTS score of 7.0. Only for candidates whose native and working language is English and whose first degree in law is from a college or university in a country where both the language of instruction and the native language is English, the language proficiency examination requirement may be waived.

NY State Bar exam

The requirements for admission to Brooklyn Law School’s LL.M. program are different than the requirements for eligibility to sit for the New York State Bar exam. Only the New York State Board of Law Examiners can determine eligibility for the New York State Bar exam, and you must contact them with any questions on eligibility to sit for the exam.

Application Submission

Download Application Instructions

All applications are submitted through www.lsac.org. If you need assistance or have questions about the application, please contact the Office of International Programs at intlprograms@brooklaw.edu. If you need technical assistance with the LSAC’s website or have questions about the Credential Assembly Service, please contact the LSAC directly.

You will need the following supplemental documents:

  • USD70 application fee
  • Resume/curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement (1-3 pages in length)
  • Two letters of recommendation (completed online with LSAC by your recommenders or sent directly to LSAC)
  • Official law school transcript, with certified English translation if necessary, sent directly to LSAC
  • Official TOEFL score report from the Educational Testing Service, or an official score report from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), sent directly to LSAC.

The Admissions Committee will only review an application once it is complete. An application is considered complete when all required documents have been received and processed by the Office of International Programs.

The LSAC system is designed to show you which application documents have been received and which documents are still needed. We send all Admissions Committee decisions by email. Please keep the Office of International Programs informed of any changes in your contact information, including mailing address, email address and telephone number.

Please keep in mind that, although the tracking system may indicate that all required documents have been received, the Admissions Committee may determine, upon later review of the file, that a clarification or additional information and/or documentation is required.

Deadlines

We accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Scholarship

We consider all LL.M. applicants for merit-based scholarship. There is no separate application.

Estimated Cost of Attendance

For details on cost of attendance go to the Tuition section under the Admissions tab.

Upcoming Virtual Programs

The Master of Laws in Times of COVID-19: What Current and Prospective Students Need to Know
 
The global pandemic impacts every part of our economy and therefore, it naturally affects the future of LL.M. programs. Current or prospective students may not be aware of the regulatory framework in which LL.M. programs operate. This informational webinar will look behind the scenes and discuss the various factors current and future LL.M. students need to keep in mind.

DATE: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 

TIME: 1 PM - 2 PM / SIGN UP HERE

If you are unable to attend this session, there will be other opportunities to learn about the LL.M. program and about Brooklyn Law School. Please email us to set up an appointment at any time. 

 

Desiree Jaeger-Fine (LL.M.)
Location
250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY
Phone
(718) 780-0626
Hours
Monday - Friday 
9:00 am - 5:00 pm