Brooklyn Law School

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Brooklyn Law School

Über Brooklyn Law School

Founded in 1901, Brooklyn Law School is a vibrant intellectual community emphasizing teaching excellence, cutting-edge scholarship, and an innovative academic program. Our faculty members have earned national and international acclaim in diverse fields, including international corporate and commercial law.

Brooklyn Law School’s academic centers host innovative scholarship and offer training in a wide range of fields and disciplines. These centers host lectures, symposia, and conferences that enrich the learning environment by bringing experts from all over the world to the Law School.

The Law School attracts highly qualified students and our alumni network of 23,000 graduates extends worldwide.


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Ranking and Awards

Brooklyn Law School's LL.M. program was inducted into the New York Law Journal’s "Best of" Hall of Fame for being voted either the #1 or #2 Best General LL.M. Program five years in a row (2014-2018).


Degree to be obtained

Master of Laws (LL.M.)

Winter / Summer semester

Winter term

  • Start: August
  • Duration: 5 months

Summer term

  • Start: January
  • Duration: 5 months

Student profile

Our program is for motivated lawyers who are interested in getting a top-ranked US legal education and would like to seize opportunities in a globalized world. We seek aspiring leaders who would like to make a difference in the world. Commitment to excellence, dedication and enthusiasm are equally important as academic credentials.

Kosten und Finanzierung

Fees and Costs

per credit, 24 credits required for LL.M. ($)
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Grants & Scholarships

We consider all LL.M. applicants for merit-based scholarship.


Application deadline

Students can apply for the LL.M. program between August and July. We do, however, strongly encourage applicants to apply by June 1.

How to apply

To apply, please go to the LSAC website. Create a free LSAC account online. Select the Brooklyn Law School application.

A complete application consists of the following items. Each item is discussed briefly below.

Completed Brooklyn Law School LL.M. Application

accessible here.

$70 Application Fee.

Personal Statement

uploaded with your completed Application.

Résumé/Curriculum Vitae

uploaded with your completed Application.

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.

All law transcripts must also be authenticated and evaluated. We recommend you use LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service (CAS), though we also accept evaluations from WES (World Education Services). If your transcripts do not show proof of graduation, you also need to provide directly to LSAC an official certification of each degree you have earned. If you have earned other non-law degrees, please provide directly to LSAC official transcripts, with certified English translation if necessary, from the college, university or professional school where you earned another degree.

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.

If you are fluent in English, you may request a TOEFL/IELTS waiver on our Application.

Admission Requirement

To be eligible for admission to the LL.M. Program, you must hold a first degree in law from an accredited foreign universitythat is substantially equivalent to the legal education provided by an American Bar Association-approved law school in the United States. Such education should meet the educational requirements for admission to the practice of law in that country.

A degree in a field other than law, even if followed by a master’s degree in law, generally does not suffice for admission. Applicants who have earned a law degree by correspondence coursework or distance learning may not be eligible for admission.


Student facts

Our students come from all over the world with diverse backgrounds but one common goal: Advancement!

International students

The students come from over 20 countries.

Study location

Brooklyn New York


All full-time students accepted into the Brooklyn Law School LL.M. program will have the option of living in Feil Hall, a modern high-rise building completed in 2005. Feil Hall is home to 239 beautiful, furnished living spaces, from studios to four-bedroom apartments, where LL.M. and J.D. students live, study, and learn.

Feil Hall is also the location of the Jeffrey D. Forchelli Conference Center, the site of frequent academic symposia, and Geraldo’s, a comfortable café that hosts various programs of interest to BLS students and is a perfect location for meeting friends. The residence hall is located just three blocks from the Law School’s main building.

The costs for Brooklyn Law School housing are highly competitive for apartments in New York City, especially those in the immediate vicinity of the Law School and the desirable neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights.

Club & Society

There are more than 40 student organizations within the Law School, representing a variety of practice areas and cultural groups. Members develop substantive and informative student programs throughout the school year, as well as organize school-wide social events.

Leisure activities

Situated at the junction of the Brooklyn Heights Historic District, the Brooklyn Civic Center, and downtown Brooklyn, our school boasts a location unrivaled for its legal, cultural, and historical character. Within a few blocks of the school are the US District Court; US Bankruptcy Court; US Attorney’s Office; the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division; Family Court; the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office; the Kings County Surrogate’s Court; the New York City Civil and Criminal Courts; the Legal Aid Society; and numerous law firms. These are our laboratories and provide a rich backdrop for learning that few schools can replicate.

Multibillion-dollar construction projects have recast Brooklyn as the new center of New York City’s energy. Overlooking New York Harbor and lower Manhattan lies Brooklyn’s most charming neighborhood, Brooklyn Heights, where you will find much of our campus. The first New York City neighborhood to be designated a historic district, the Heights is famous for its 19th-century townhouses, brownstone mansions, carriage houses, and churches. Many of our students and faculty live here in our two residence halls or in private apartments and homes located on graceful, tree-lined streets. Nearby neighborhoods—Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Park Slope, Williamsburg, and DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass)—offer a profusion of bistros, boutiques, galleries, and clubs, all contributing to Brooklyn’s growing reputation as the hippest part of New York City.

Manhattan—the financial, legal, business, and cultural crossroads of the world—is only minutes away. Our students can take advantage of the exciting theater district, shopping, museums, and restaurants, as well as Manhattan’s never-abating intensity. Proximity to Wall Street also gives students easy access to major law firms and financial institutions.

All in all, we enjoy the best conceivable location for a law school.

Support for parents/disabled people

Our Director of Equal Opportunity is dedicated to ensuring accommodations.


23.000 alumni worldwide