Study Abroad Programs
BU Law offers 14 semester abroad opportunities and three full-year dual degree programs with foreign universities. Participating students study with the host school’s regular faculty. These programs are open to second- and third-year JD students who have completed at least one year of residency at BU Law. Single-semester programs grant a maximum of 12 credits toward the JD. Full-year programs grant 26 credits (24 credits for two semesters of full-time coursework, plus a 2-credit independent paper supervised by a BU Law professor). Third-year students who participate in a full-year program must complete their upper-class writing, professional responsibility, and practical skills requirements during their second year.
Beijing, China: Tsinghua Law School
Intensive focus on the Chinese legal system. Return within two years for a second semester and receive an LLM in Chinese Law from Tsinghua. In English.
Buenos Aires, Argentina: University of Buenos Aires
Latin American, international, and comparative law topics at Argentina’s oldest and largest law school. In Spanish.
Florence, Italy: University of Florence
Students fluent in Italian can immerse themselves in international and comparative law at one of Italy’s preeminent law faculties. Students develop individualized study plans from Florence’s comparative and EU law classes. In Italian.
Geneva, Switzerland: Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Full spectrum of international law topics at a world-renowned center for international human rights. In French or English.
Hamburg, Germany: Bucerius Law School
International business law at Germany’s first private law school. In English.
Hong Kong, China: University of Hong Kong
Chinese, Asian, and specialized law topics in one of the world’s leading financial markets. In English.
Leiden, The Netherlands: University of Leiden
Public international law and comparative studies at one of Europe’s most vibrant centers for international law, located next to The Hague. In English.
London, England: University College London
Students can pursue LLM-level classes in international and comparative law at one of the world’s top-ranked universities, centrally located in the heart of London—a city of unrivaled dynamism.
Lyon, France: Université Jean Moulin (Lyon III)
French, European, and international law. Return within two years for a second semester and receive an LLM in European and International Law. In French or English.
Madrid, Spain: Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE)
Spanish-language courses focusing on international business law or master’s-level courses offered through the LLM in International & European Business Law Program. In Spanish or English.
Oxford, England: Harris Manchester College, Oxford University
International and comparative law in one-on-one tutorials with Oxford professors.
Paris, France: Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II)
French, international, and comparative law at the top law school in Paris. In French.
Singapore, Republic of Singapore: National University of Singapore
Asian legal studies in one of the world’s most important commercial and financial centers—the “Gateway to China.” In English.
Tel Aviv, Israel: Tel Aviv University
Comparative, international, Middle East, and Israeli topics. In Hebrew or English.
International Dual Degree Programs
JD students can spend their entire third year at one of three partner schools, pursuing an international dual degree program:
National University of Singapore
Students have a unique opportunity to spend the entire third year enrolled as an LLM student at the National University of Singapore (NUS), in the school’s LLM in Asian Legal Studies Program. After the completion of one year in Singapore, students will receive the BU JD and an LLM in Asian Legal Studies from NUS. In English.
Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE)
Students can spend an entire year in Madrid, Spain, enrolled in ICADE’s Master in International & European Business Law Program. The structured curriculum focuses on the institutional framework for EU business affairs, EU and international business regulation, EU market regulation, and international and EU regulation and enforcement. At the end of the year, students will receive the BU JD and an LLM in International & European Business Law from ICADE. In English.
Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II)
Students spend their entire third year enrolled in the LLM in European Law Program at Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II). Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of European law and the institutions of the European Union. At the end of the year, students will receive the BU Law JD and a Paris II LLM in European Law. In English.