Brooklyn Law School is the only institution in the New York metropolitan area to enable students to earn a J.D. in 2 years, and the only law school in the area to offer a range of flexible 2-, 2.5-, 3-, 3.5- or 4-year options to adapt to all prospective students’ needs.
Qualified applicants are invited to apply now to the new 2-year J.D. program, which will begin in May 2014. The program is designed for select students seeking a rigorous legal education in an abbreviated timeframe. Highly qualified and mature students with a demonstrated ability to handle a challenging work load are encouraged to apply. While the program will likely draw a broad cross-section of applicants, individuals who are seeking a career transition or want to complete school and enter the workforce quickly may find this new program appealing. Other applicants, such as those who have recently completed military service or foreign-trained lawyers with strong English-language proficiency who are looking for additional credentials, may also find value in the 2-year J.D.
The 2-year J.D. involves the same amount of work as our current part-time and full-time programs, but in 24 months. To complete the degree requirements, students take courses during the summer before their first year, over the summer between the first and second years, and during spring and winter intersessions, in addition to the traditional fall and spring semesters. Students in this program will be able to take advantage of the full range of activities such as participating in extra and co-curricular activities, including
clinics, externships, Moot Court, journals, and student organizations.