LL.M. for Internationally Trained Lawyers

Brooklyn Law School

1993 USD/credit
1993 USD/credit
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The LL.M. for Internationally Trained Lawyers program from Brooklyn Law School is designed to help lawyers trained abroad connect with other international lawyers, our world class faculty and over 23,000 alumni. 



Brooklyn Law School's LL.M. program was inducted into the New York Law Journal’s "Best of" Hall of Fame for being voted either the #1 or #2 Best General LL.M. Program five years in a row (2014-2018). These relationships are built through our LL.M. students’ work in our clinics, externships and pro bono projects, in courses that focus on the specific academic needs of those with legal training from abroad, in our alumni mentorship program and in the extracurricular community we create. Brooklyn Law School has created a unique program that help its graduates develop the network they need to advance their legal education and careers.

The LL.M. for Internationally Trained Lawyers program from Brooklyn Law School 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 specialize in other areas of the law.

LL.M. students are very much a part of the Law School’s thriving intellectual and cultural life. To facilitate integration into our community, we provide guaranteed housing in Feil Hall to all applicants meeting our housing deadline. Feil Hall is a modern, furnished residence hall located just a few blocks from the Law School with over 200 apartments.

To help prepare incoming students for the program and because language is essential to being an effective lawyer, the Law School’s Legal Language Institute offers a three and four-week summer program in intensive Legal English. Designed specifically for foreign lawyers and law students, this intensive training will be extraordinarily beneficial prior to any U.S. legal studies.

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

  • The LL.M. curriculum provides lawyers trained abroad with the knowledge needed to master U.S. legal discourse, to practice law in the U.S., and to enhance their skills for practice in their home countries. 
  • LL.M. students at Brooklyn Law School have the option to focus their courses on preparing for the New York State bar exam, or in one area of the law in order to gain in-depth knowledge and expertise. Students wishing to specialize and take the New York State bar exam will typically be required to earn more than the 24 credit minimum for the degree.

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Start dates & application deadlines

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We accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year.




24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold a law degree from a country outside of the United States that allows you to practice law in the jurisdiction where it was awarded; and
  • For candidates whose native and working language is English and whose first degree in law is from a college or university in a country where both the language of instruction and the native language is English, the language proficiency examination requirement may be waived. For additional information, review the Application Supporting Documents - TOEFL/IELTS Score - section of our LL.M. Application Instructions.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1993 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1993 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • National

    1993 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1993 USD per credit and a duration of  .

U.S. Government funding is available only for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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