LL.M. for Foreign-Trained Lawyers
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. Through a complement of courses and pedagogy that focuses 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 explore other areas of the law.
LL.M. students are very much a part of the Law School’s thriving intellectual life and they 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 can also gain practical experience with a pro bono project, or take part in a clinic or externship, and have the opportunity to publish in one of our scholarly journals.
Beginning this July, the Law School’s new Legal Language Institute will also offer one- and three-week summer programs 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.
To help acclimate our students to living in Brooklyn, 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.
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Legal Language Institute
The Legal Language Institute offers one- or three-week summer program designed specifically for foreign lawyers and law students seeking intensive Legal English training. This new Institute will welcome students beginning in July 2014, and it will prove beneficial for incoming international students – whether enrolled in Brooklyn Law School’s LL.M. program for foreign-trained lawyers or elsewhere – before they start their law school studies in the United States.
As the Institute expands, it will include intensive courses on legal terminology in other languages, thereby helping American lawyers improve communication skills with foreign clients and colleagues. The Institute will be affiliated with the Law School’s Center for the Study of Law, Language and Cognition, renowned for its studies on how the cognitive sciences affect law at both the theoretical and practical level.
To learn more about how to apply, visit the Legal Language Institute.