The Law School
Brooklyn Law School is a leader in teaching excellence, cutting-edge scholarship, and real-world legal preparation. Our students and faculty form a vibrant intellectual community in New York City, an international center for business, education, and innovation.
Brooklyn Law School offers the Juris Doctor (JD) degree; several joint-degree (JD and Master?s) programs co-sponsored with other prominent New York City academic institutions; and the LL.M. Program for Foreign-Trained Lawyers.
The curriculum includes over 200 courses in a broad range of subjects, blending doctrinal and experiential instruction. The clinical program ? one of the first in the nation ? is regarded as among the nation?s finest and most comprehensive. The rigorous academic approach equips students with the knowledge and critical thinking skills required for the successful practice of law.
Brooklyn Law School has a strong alumni network that includes 20,000 members worldwide who contribute to the success of students and the Law School through philanthropy, workshops, mentoring, and career placement.
Brooklyn Law School?s LL.M. program provides foreign-trained lawyers with the knowledge needed to master American legal discourse, to practice law in the United States, and to enhance their lawyering skills for practice in their home countries. The rich intellectual experience extends beyond the classroom, and opportunities for scholarly engagement are virtually limitless. Graduates of our program will emerge as more effective and confident transnational lawyers.
Several features of the BLS LL.M. for Foreign-Trained Lawyers program are unique:
Emphasis on English Skills
The program helps LL.M. students develop the skills needed to successfully draft U.S. legal documents and to communicate using legal English. Law professors are teamed with linguists specializing in English as a Second Language (ESL) and together they teach our LL.M. legal writing course that integrates individualized instruction based on the needs of the LL.M. students.
Bar Examination Course
The program provides access to a specially-designed course that surveys the New York and U.S. law subjects included on the New York State bar examination and provides exam simulations so that students are better prepared on exam day.
A broad array of programs and events is planned specifically for LL.M. students. These include opportun