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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.

  • Brooklyn Law School and Baruch College jointly sponsor a program leading to the degrees of Juris Doctor (JD) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Business Administration and Policy.

    The program allows students to obtain both degrees in less time than it would take to obtain them independently and facilitates an in-depth study of the connections between law and business.  The JD/MBA is appropriate for students seeking careers that require unique knowledge of both the law and business, including advisors to business policy makers or government agencies that regulate business, in-house legal counsel or tax or accounting firm associates.

    Baruch College admits students for either the Fall or Spring semester and on either a full-time or part-time basis. Applicants to Baruch must have satisfactory scores on the GMAT. 57 credits are required for the MBA degree and a student may receive up to nine of the 57 by successfully completing approved  courses at the Law School. Similarly, nine of the 86 credits required for the JD degree may be transferred from Baruch and applied towards the JD. As a result of the transfer credits, full-time students may complete the requirements for both degrees in four to five years, depending on the number of summer courses. If pursued on a part-time basis, the program generally takes five to six years to complete depending on the number of summer courses.

    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.

    Students seeking additional information on admissions and curriculum at Baruch should contact:

    Elaine Bernstein
    Zicklin School of Business
    Bernard Baruch College/CUNY
    1 Bernard Baruch Way H-820
    New York, NY 10010
    Phone: (646) 312-3140; (646) 312-1300
    E-mail: elaine.bernstein@baruch.cuny.edu; ZicklinGradAdmissions@baruch.cuny.edu
    http://zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu/programs/graduate/jd_mba

  • Brooklyn Law School and Pratt Institute jointly sponsor a program leading to the degrees of Juris Doctor (JD) and a Master of Science (MS) in City and Regional Planning.  Students may further specialize in community development, environmental policy, preservation, or real estate.

    The Pratt Planning program provides an understanding of the political, social, economic and physical dimensions of the urban environment. The curriculum emphasizes the practice of planning at the neighborhood and city levels and equips students by teaching a combination of theory, technical skills, and critical thinking. When pursued jointly with a law degree, students are afforded the opportunity to approach urban and environmental issues from a legal standpoint and can complete both degrees in less time than if pursued independently.

    Pratt Institute admits students for either the Fall or Spring semester and on either a full-time or part-time basis. The City and Regional Planning Program offers courses primarily in the evening, however, weekday courses are offered for the preservation specialization. The MS in City and Regional Planning requires 60 credits but a student may receive up to 25 percent of the total number of required credits for the master’s degree by successfully completing approved law school courses. Students enrolled in the law school's full-time program may complete the requirements for both degrees in four to five years, depending on the number of summer courses. If pursued on a part-time basis, the program generally takes five to six years to complete depending on the number of summer courses. With written approval, the MS degree may be awarded in advance of the JD degree; otherwise, degrees are awarded concurrently.

    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.

    Students seeking additional information on admissions and curriculum at Pratt should contact:

    John Shapiro, Chair
    Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment
    Pratt Institute
    200 Willoughby Avenue
    Brooklyn, NY 11205
    Phone: (718) 399-4314
    Fax: (718) 399-4379
    Email: johnshapiro@pratt.edu
    http://www.pratt.edu/academics/architecture/grad_center_planning_environment/

  • Brooklyn Law School and the Graduate School of Information and Library Science of Pratt Institute jointly sponsor a program leading to the degrees of Juris Doctor (JD) and Master of Science in Library and Information Science (MSLIS).

    Pratt Institute’s School of Information and Library Science is the only ALA-accredited graduate school of information and library science based in Manhattan, and the oldest LIS school in North America. This exciting program builds upon Pratt’s distinguished reputation in art and design, approaching the study of information science with creativity and innovation, of particular importance in today’s digital age. The combined program prepares students for careers in law librarianship and related fields. The JD in addition to the MS degree are now required for many academic law library positions and becoming more important in the private sector as well, particularly in law firms and database publishing companies.

    Pratt Institute admits students for the Fall, Spring or Summer semesters. The Library and Information Science program is offered only on a part-time basis, with evening and weekend courses.  Of the 36 credits required for the MSLIS, nine credits earned by successfully completing approved courses at the Law School may be applied towards that degree. Similarly, a student may receive up to nine of the 86 credits for the JD degree by successfully completing approved coursework in the MS program. If law school is pursued on a full-time basis, the program may be completed in three to four years, depending on the number of summer courses. If the entire program is pursued part-time, it may be completed in four to five years depending on the number of summer courses.

    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.

    Students seeking additional information on admissions and curriculum at Pratt should contact:

    Quinn Lai
    Assistant for Academic Services
    Phone: 212-647=7701
    E-mail: qlai@pratt.edu
    http://www.pratt.edu/academics/information_and_library_sciences/dual_degree_programs/dual_jd_law/

  • Brooklyn Law School and the Hunter College Graduate Program in the Department of Urban Planning (Urban Affairs and Planning) jointly sponsor a program leading to the degrees of Juris Doctor (JD) and Master of Urban Planning (MUP).

    Urban planners often turn to the legal profession for implementation of their work, and lawyers seek planners’ advice in identifying present and future land use choices and pinpointing other development issues for public and private clients. Individuals with credentials in both areas are increasingly sought as advisers for urban policy makers and clients with urban land problems. This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and background necessary to practice both professions.

    Hunter College admits students for either the Fall or Spring semester. Students can pursue a JD/MUP on a full-time or part-time basis. Of the 54 credits needed to complete the MUP degree, fifteen may be earned by successful completion of courses at the Law School. Likewise, a student may receive up to nine of the 86 credits required for the JD degree by successfully completing approved course work in the MUP program. Students enrolled in the law school's full-time program may complete the requirements for both degrees in four to five years, depending on the number of summer courses. If pursued on a part-time basis, the program generally takes five to six years to complete depending on the number of summer courses. With approval, the MUP degree may be awarded in advance of the JD degree; otherwise, degrees are awarded concurrently upon completion of all degree requirements.

    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.

    Students seeking additional information on admissions and curriculum at Hunter College should contact:
     
    Prof. John J. Chin
    Director, Graduate Program in Urban Planning
    Dept. of Urban Affairs & Planning
    Hunter College/CUNY
    695 Park Avenue
    Rm. 1614HW
    New York, NY 10065
    Phone: (212) 772-5603
    E-mail: john.chin@hunter.cuny.edu
    http://maxweber.hunter.cuny.edu/urban/mup.php

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