Boston University School of Law


Boston University

Established in 1869, Boston University is one of the world's premier institutions of higher education and research. Our global campus is a thriving center of research and scholarship that includes more than 8,000 international students representing 133 countries from around the world, the 10th largest such population among US universities. BU embodies the diversity that characterizes the best in US education.

Boston University School of Law

Boston University School of Law is a top-tier law school that offers a wide-ranging curriculum taught by professors recognized nationally as exceptional teachers and preeminent scholars. The core of the BU Law learning experience is superior teaching and a supportive, dynamic learning environment in which teachers guide, inspire and challenge. BU Law professors are nationally acclaimed for their legal skills and scholarship, on the cutting edge in research, writing and advising to both the public and private sectors. But what uniquely defines them is their devotion to students, academically, professionally and individually. This explains why the school is consistently ranked by the 2016 edition of the Princeton Review as the #2 school in the nation for "Best Professors,”. The school is also within the top 10 percent of American law schools in U.S. News and World Report and in the top ten in the specialty areas of intellectual property, tax and health law.

BU Law's Graduate Programs

The school’s more than 300 LLM students bring an astounding mix of backgrounds and interests to campus. Our current cohort represents 54 different countries of origin. The average age of a BU Law LLM student is 33 years old, with the ages ranging from 20 - 72, and 24% of our LL.M. students hold an advanced degree in law prior to enrolling at our School. These students are currently enrolled in the following degree programs:

  • LLM in American Law Program
  • Graduate Program in Banking and Financial Law
  • LLM in Intellectual Property Law Program
  • Executive LLM in International Business Law Program
  • Graduate Tax Program, which includes a fully online enrollment option

In addition, we offer several specialized certificate programs for students not seeking a full LLM experience:

  • Legal English Certificate Program
  • Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance
  • Certificate in International Business Law
  • Estate Planning Certificate

Review our full profile, and fill out a request for information form, for additional information on all of our programs!

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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LLM in American Law (for Non-U.S. Lawyers)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 USA Boston

The LLM in American Law Program curriculum is specifically designed to prepare foreign lawyers for the challenge of global practice. In this program, students are fully integrated into BU Law’s JD classes, where they sit side-by-side with American students being trained in the tradition of US legal education. [+]

Foreign-trained attorneys are increasingly called upon to handle the complex demands of their global clients -- clients whose cross-border interests implicate US law. The issues they face range far and wide:

What’s the best legal structure for my company’s affiliate in the US? How does the First Amendment apply to the Internet? What liabilities does my company face if it lists on a US stock exchange? Will my company's merger violate US antitrust laws?

To serve their clients or advise their companies, global lawyers must not only understand the substance of US law, they must also work effectively with their US-trained counterparts. They must understand US legal culture and how U.S. counsel are trained to "think," and they must possess highly polished legal English skills that allow them to communicate effectively, in writing and verbally. The LLM in American Law Program is specifically designed to prepare foreign lawyers for the challenge of global practice.... [-]


Boston University School of Law: an Overview