How to Apply

Our LL.M. Ranked Top 25 Program by the International Jurist in June 2018

The Application Process

LL.M. Application Instructions

Find the BLS LL.M. Application at!

For an application fee waiver, please contact the Office of International Programs.

Prospective students who wish to learn more about the admission application process should read the LL.M. Application Instructions above.

Before applying, each applicant must register with LSAC. Registration is free and valid for a five-year period beginning on the date LSAC processes it. To register, visit the LSAC Web site at

After registering with LSAC, prospective students must apply to the LL.M. program using the online application at All supporting documents, including resumes/curriculum vitae, letters of recommendation, and personal statements must be sent to LSAC. Your transcripts and TOEFL or IELTS scores should also be sent directly to LSAC. The Law School will receive all applications and supporting documents from LSAC.

Only complete applications will be reviewed by the Law School’s LL.M. Admissions Committee. Applicants are encouraged to keep a copy of their application materials, as they will not be returned. Once you have completed your application you may check on the status.

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Admission Requirements 

To be eligible for admission to the LL.M. program for internationally trained lawyers, prospective students must:

  • 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
  • Have a minimum Internet-based TOEFL score of 95 with a minimum of 23 on each of the four sections, or a minimum IELTS score of 7.0. However, applicants with slightly lower scores may be accepted upon demonstration of strong proficiency in English. 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.

    *Note, requirements for admission to Brooklyn Law School’s LL.M. program are different than requirements for eligibility to sit for the New York State Bar exam. Only the New York State Board of Law Examiners can determine eligibility for the New York State Bar exam and you must contact them with any questions on eligibility to sit for the exam.

Application Deadlines

We accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. To begin in August, you must have a complete application submitted by July 1 prior.


We consider all LL.M. applicants for merit-based scholarship. There is no separate application.

LL.M. in the News

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Did You Know?

BLS was Ranked the No. 1 or No. 2 Law School for “Best General LL.M.” for five straight years in the New York Law Journal (Sept 2014 & 2018).

Have questions?

We have answers.

Desiree Jaeger-Fine (LL.M.)
Director of International Programs
(718) 780-0626

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