BU Law Launches Concentration in Risk Management & Compliance

Students can specialize in corporate compliance, cyberlaw and security, financial services regulations, or health care and biotechnology.

To meet the increasing legal demands of highly regulated industries, Boston University School of Law has launched a concentration in Risk Management & Compliance. In this 21-credit concentration, JD students learn the core legal concepts underlying compliance and their impact on business operations. Students can opt to specialize in corporate compliance, cyberlaw and security, financial services regulations, or compliance issues in health care and biotechnology.

“Compliance is a multifaceted field that requires substantive knowledge of the regulated industry, a solid understanding of risk management, and transactional skills in policy drafting, financial reporting, and project development,” says BU Law Dean Maureen A. O’Rourke. “We have introduced this new concentration to prepare students to work in this fast-growing legal field.”

The concentration includes required JD courses in Corporations, Introduction to Business Fundamentals, Administrative Law, and Introduction to Risk Management and Compliance. The curriculum also includes offerings from the Executive LLM in International Business Law program, the Banking & Financial Law LLM program, the School of Public Health, and Metropolitan College.

In addition to Risk Management & Compliance, BU Law also offers concentrations in Health Law, Intellectual Property, International Law, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, and Transactional Practice.

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