Brooklyn Law School
Brooklyn Law School is where the law comes to life. Located in the heart of Brooklyn's civics district, just minutes away from Wall Street, we provide a uniquely innovative legal education experience for LL.M. students.
As the only law school in this dynamic borough of New York City, we offer an unparalleled location, surrounded by courts, businesses, non-profit organizations, startups, and law offices. This is where you, our students, not only grow professionally, but also evolve personally through relevant and real-world instruction designed to help you hone your expertise. Connect with other internationally trained lawyers, our distinguished faculty, and an alumni network of more than 24,000 accomplished professionals in a wide range of practice areas. Dive into specialized studies -- or define your own path.
Tailoring your LL.M. journey is at the core of our approach. Students who wish to gain deeper knowledge in specific practice areas can specialize in one of three areas of law and earn a certificate alongside their LL.M. degree. Our specialization options include Business Law, Intellectual Property Law, and Refugee and Immigration Law:
Brooklyn Law School's esteemed business and corporate law faculty is comprised of influential experts and forward-thinking scholars at the forefront of this discipline. Foundational courses provide a comprehensive understanding of how the law governs organizations, from small enterprises to large corporations. Advanced course offerings enable you to delve deeper into your specific areas of interest.
Our Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law, now in its third decade, hosts numerous events focusing on contemporary international business issues. Furthermore, our Center for the Study of Business Law and Regulation unites diverse business and commercial law programs, serving as a hub for groundbreaking scholarship and innovative solutions to real-world legal and regulatory challenges.
Intellectual Property Law
With the growing use of AI and the changing landscape related to privacy and technology, Intellectual Property (IP) law is evolving at breakneck speed. Our curriculum addresses the pressing need for new policies, both domestically and on the global stage, and a new generation of tech-savvy legal minds. With New York City—home to Silicon Alley and the world's media capital— as our extended campus, our students benefit from a legal education that integrates classroom learning with hands-on experience.
Refugee and Immigration Law
In an era marked by increased globalization, refugee and immigration law has never held more significance. Our distinguished faculty in this field includes scholars, policymakers, and practitioners who have left an indelible mark on the discipline, particularly in areas such as asylum law, refugee law, and international human rights law.
In addition to these specializations, we offer numerous electives, seminars, clinics, and extracurricular activities to allow our students to explore their interests, enhance their legal knowledge, and build their professional networks. For students looking to take the New York State Bar Exam, we will also work with you to develop a course plan to help you meet its eligibility requirements.
At Brooklyn Law, our LL.M. students are integral to our vibrant intellectual and cultural community. We offer guaranteed housing in Feil Hall for all applicants meeting our housing deadline. This modern, furnished residence is located just a few minutes’ walk from the Law School, ensuring comfort and convenience below-market rate and allowing our students to take full advantage of everything our unique neighborhood offers.
We hope that you will join us here. Immerse yourself in a world where legal excellence knows no bounds, where connections transcend borders, and where your legal journey begins – and never truly ends.