You are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible after September 1, 2013. Applications for the 2-year J.D. program will be reviewed as they are completed; it is therefore in your interest to apply as early as possible.
You should have your CAS Report and all other required documents ready to be requested by our Office of Admissions by March 15, but we will continue to accept these materials until April 15, subject to the availability of seats in the entering class.
Classes in the 2-year J.D. program for the new incoming class will begin in May.
Law School Admission Test
To be considered for the 2-year J.D. program enrollment option, you must take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) no later than the February test date in the year of your anticipated entry.
In addition to the Personal Statement required of all J.D. applicants, you must submit a second essay, one to three pages in length, which describes your interest in and motivation for pursuing the 2-year J.D. program. The essay should not repeat what is already in your Personal Statement, nor should it simply reprise your resume. Drawing on specific examples and situations, you should delineate those aspects of your personal background, academic record, work history, and volunteer experience that would lead us to believe that you have the ability to succeed in the rigorous learning environment of this accelerated program.
Applicants deemed competitive for admission to the 2-year J.D. program will be invited for an evaluative, personal inteview with the Dean of Admissions, either in person or by phone or Skype. The purpose of this mandatory interview is to assess your interpersonal and communication skills, maturity, and motivation. The meeting will also provide you with an opportunity to learn more about the program.
Brooklyn Law School guarantees housing to all incoming students for their first year, and provides housing after the first year as available. Students in the 2-year J.D. program will be offered housing on the same basis. Housing for incoming students is not guaranteed until the fall semester, but incoming students in the 2-year J.D. program will be given priority for summer sublets in BLS housing.
Please follow the general admissions process and make sure to review important deadlines, procedures, and financial aid information.