Brooklyn Law School is the first institution in the New York metropolitan area to enable students to earn a J.D. in 2 years, and the only law school in the area to offer a range of flexible 2-, 2.5-, 3-, 3.5- or 4-year options to adapt to all prospective students’ needs. These options include:
- the accelerated 2-year J.D. program, now open to applicants;
- the standard 3-year J.D. program; or,
- the extended 4-year J.D. program
Across all options, students have the flexibility to choose their preferred time frame. For example, candidates may apply to either the 2- or 3-year programs, or to both. Students may also extend their program by a semester or more, or – for those in the 3- or 4-year programs – graduate one semester early.
2 Year J.D. Program
Brooklyn Law School’s new 2-year J.D. program, now open to applicants, is designed for select students seeking a rigorous legal education in an abbreviated timeframe. Highly qualified and mature candidates with a demonstrated ability to handle a challenging workload are encouraged to apply. The first entering class began in May 2014.
This program may be especially appealing to individuals seeking a career change; those who have recently completed military service (including candidates eligible through the Post-9/11 GI Bill); foreign-trained lawyers with strong English-language proficiency who seek additional credentials; and others interested in entering the workforce quickly.
The 2-year J.D. involves the same amount of work as our current part-time and full-time programs but in a concentrated 24 months. To complete the degree requirements, students take courses during the summers before and after their first year; over spring and winter intersessions; and during the traditional fall and spring semesters. Students in this program will be able to take advantage of the full range of activities such as participating in extra and co-curricular activities, including clinics, externships, Moot Court, journals, and student organizations.