Six-Semester JD/LLM in Banking & Financial Law

By taking qualifying courses during the second and third years of the JD program, a student can earn credit toward both the JD degree and the LLM degree in Banking & Financial Law. Students would obtain all the necessary credits for their JD and LLM degrees in six semesters of study and therefore be eligible to receive the JD degree and LLM degree at the end of the three years. The six-semester program is an accelerated variant of BU Law’s seven-semester JD/LLM in Banking & Financial Law.

To be accepted in the six-semester program, a student must complete two prerequisite courses and Government Regulation of Financial Institutions in the JD program. Unlike in the seven-semester program, credit will be granted toward the LLM degree for these courses.

JD students may apply for admission to the six-semester JD/LLM in Banking & Financial Law at any time during their second year at BU Law; however, the application must be completed no later than July 31 in the summer prior to the student’s 3L year.