The Graduate Program in Banking and Financial Law has been at the forefront of financial services law since 1984. It is the oldest LLM program of its kind in the United States and, since its inception, has trained more than 2,000 lawyers for leadership positions in the United States and around the world. Our graduates hold influential positions in government agencies, law firms, corporations, financial institutions, and non-governmental organizations on a global basis.
In this program, we seek to provide an education that is both relevant and practical. To do this, we have assembled a faculty of financial services professionals who are masters in their field and who have the passion, dedication, and commitment to teach and train young lawyers. Our co-curricular activities provide our students with total immersion in the financial law area, through internships, career discussions, lectures and the opportunity to serve on the staff of the Review of Banking and Financial Law, the nation’s oldest student-run law journal devoted to this subject.
Our doors are open to serious professionals who would like to seize an opportunity for a career in the new world of financial services. If you share our perspective and see opportunities where others see a crisis, we invite you to join us in the Program. We can assure you that you will enjoy it.
Curriculum designed exclusively for graduate study
Equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to handle the regulatory, transactional and compliance needs of financial services clients in today’s global economy, our graduates hold influential positions worldwide—in banks, governments, law firms, corporations, financial institutions, and multilateral and nongovernmental organizations. Since conferring our first LLM in Banking & Financial Law in 1984, our program remains the only financial services LLM program in the country with its own faculty and a curriculum designed exclusively for graduate study.
The program of study, focusing on regulatory courses and transactional courses in the areas of banking law, securities law, and general financial services law, leads to the degree of Master of Laws in Banking and Financial Law. Students may also choose to focus their studies in one of the available program concentrations.
Beyond the classroom, students can supplement their coursework by focusing on the financial services issues of the day through lectures, conferences, and roundtable discussions. A number of these conferences and lectures are co-sponsored with groups such as the American Bar Association, the Boston Bar Association, and The Clearing House Association.
We are also proud to announce the launch of the Certificate in Financial Services Compliance, the first online program offered by the Graduate Program in Banking & Financial Law.