Joint Degrees

Joint Degrees

In an age of interrelated professions and career goals, Brooklyn Law School has been a leader in co-sponsoring joint-degree programs with other prominent New York City institutions. Each program is carefully designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in interrelated professions. The joint degree programs enable students to earn the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree concurrently and in less time with one of the Master's degrees listed below.

Credits earned outside the Law School and used toward a J.D., including non-Law School credits toward a joint degree, count toward the overall credits required for graduation, but do not count toward the 65 “classroom credits” required for graduation. For further information, please contact the Registrar’s office or refer to our Student Handbook.

In our global society, digital technology and electronic communications are at the heart of library and information science. The role of the law librarian is more important than ever as a result of the rapid proliferation of information on the Internet and technological advances. While electronic research may make more information available to attorneys, the librarian is the key to accessing such information in a time efficient and cost effective manner.

Law libraries sit at the crossroads of print and electronic information as more and more traditional print sources convert to digital formats. However, many librarians today are unprepared to address complex legal issues such as copyright, licensing, and privacy that arise from accessing the Internet, digital publications, and databases.

The dual-degree program in Law Librarianship and Information Law has been designed to empower librarians to better address legal issues concerning the morass of information in today’s digital world. This unique dual-degree program will give students the foundational knowledge and specialized skills to be effective and successful law librarians across a range of information environments, including corporate, academic, public, and specialized libraries.

Program Highlights:

  • The 45-credit program features a common core of courses, which reduces the total number of credits required for a dual degree. Students may enroll in the program on a full-time or part-time basis.
  • The MSLIS curriculum includes courses in the areas of law, policy, government, international documents, and business (27 credits).
  • The LL.M. curriculum includes courses in the areas of copyright, internet law, privacy, and mass media law (12 credits).
  • The common curriculum (6 credits) includes course credit for a Thesis and a Practicum in the Brooklyn Law School Library.
  • Students will have faculty advisors at both institutions.

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Brendan Flynn
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