Brooklyn Law School will begin a new LL.M. program for foreign-trained lawyers in the Fall 2011 semester. The new program offers three specializations: Business Law, Intellectual Property Law, and Refugee and Immigration Law. The LL.M. degree requires completion of 24 credits. There are two required courses (Fundamentals of American Law and Legal Writing & Research for Foreign-Trained Lawyers); the remaining credits are taken as electives based on student goals and specializations.
Prior to applying, applicants must register with the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) at it website. To be eligible for admission to the LL.M. program for foreign-trained lawyers, prospective students must hold the equivalent of a J.D. from a foreign university, meet minimum requirements for English language proficiency under TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), and submit at least two letters of recommendation from law school professors, employers, supervisors or other individuals who can the applicant’spotential for successful graduate legal studies. The Early Action application deadline is December 1, 2010 and the Regular Review application deadline is February 1, 2011. More information about the LL.M degree program is on the Brooklyn Law School website.