Our Degree Options

LL.M. for Foreign-Trained Lawyers

Ranked No. 1 in New York Law Journal’s survey of Best General LL.M. programs, 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. By combining hands-on experience through our clinics and pro bono projects with courses that focus 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 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 contemporary new residence hall located just a few blocks from the Law School, with over 200 apartments for students and faculty.

LL.M. students 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 also have the opportunity to publish in one of our scholarly journals.

To help prepare incoming students for the program, the Law School’s Legal Language Institute offers a three and four-week summer program 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.

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 was selected as one of the best law schools for practical training receiving an “A” grade from National Jurist (Feb 2015).

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Office Hours:
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