About 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. Approximately 800 students are enrolled in the full-time JD degree program and about 200 in the School's five LLM degree programs in American Law, Banking & Financial Law, Intellectual Property, International Business Law, and Taxation.


U.S. News & World Report
#26 Overall
#5 Health Law
#7 Tax Law
#9 Intellectual Property

Princeton Review
#2 Best Professors

Leiter Report
#20 for Student Quality
#21 Faculty for Scholarly Impact

National Law Journal
#11 for Alumni Named Big Law Partners in 2014
#19 for Graduates Working in Largest Law Firms

Journal of Legal Education
#2 and #9 Feeder School to Boston and New York Legal Markets respectively
#12 (total) and #19 (% of graduates) for Where Big Law Partners Went to Law School

Buffalo Law Review
#18 for Partnership Prospects at Top 100 Largest Law Firms

QS World University Ranking of Law Schools
Among 19 US law schools ranked in the Top 100 in the world

Above the Law
#21 for employment outcomes






• Health Law

• Intellectual Property

• International Law

• Litigation & Dispute Resolution

• Transactional Law

Students can explore virtually any area of the law among the School’s more than 200 classes and seminars, 21 foreign study opportunities (in 14 international cities), 18 dual degree programs and 5 concentrations. Students learn critical legal theory and doctrine in classes that average an 11:1 student/faculty ratio, while developing professional lawyering skills in the School’s numerous civil and criminal law clinics, national and international externships, pro bono placements, and highly regarded transactional law program. Since its founding in 1872, BU School of Law has welcomed qualified students without regard to race, gender, or religion. Today, students enjoy a supportive and collegial environment that encourages both individuality and community engagement.

Dual Degrees
Within Boston University: With International Universities:

• JD/LLM in Banking & Financial Law
• JD/LLM in Law & Taxation
• JD/MA in Law & English
• JD/MA in Law & History
• JD/MA in Law & International Relations
• JD/MA in Law & Philosophy
• JD/MA in Law & Preservation Studies
• JD/MBA in Law & Health Sector Management
• Accelerated 3-Year JD/MBA in Law & Management
• JD/MBA in Law & Management
• JD/MD in Law & Medicine
• JD/MPH in Law & Public Health
• JD/MS in Law & Mass Communication

• JD/LLM in Law & Asian Legal Studies with National University of Singapore
• JD/LLM in Chinese Law with
Tsinghua University in Beijing, China
• JD/LLM in European Law with
Universite Pantheon Assas in Paris, France
• JD/LLM in Finance & Law with the Institute for Law and Finance in Frankfurt, Germany
• JD/LLM in International Business Law with ICADE in Madrid, Spain

Clinics   Externships
• Africa i-Parliaments
• American Legislative Practice
• Criminal Law: Prosecutor Program
• Criminal Law: Public Defender Program (Adult)
• Criminal Law: Public Defender Program (Juvenile)
• Employment Rights
• Housing, Employment, Family, and Disability
• Human Trafficking
• Immigrants' Rights
• International Human Rights
• Wrongful Convictions

• Affordable Housing
• Government Lawyering
• Health Law
• Individual Proposal
• Judicial Externship
• Legal Externship


• Death Penalty Externship (Atlanta, GA)
• Human Rights Externship (Geneva, Switzerland)
• Government Lawyering Externship (Washington, DC)
• Independent Proposal

Study Aboard Opportunities

• Argentina: University of Buenos Aires
• China: Tsinghua University
• China: University of Hong Kong
• England: Oxford University
• France: Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC-Paris)
• France: University Jean Moulin (Lyon 3)
• France: Universite Pantheon-Assas (Paris II)
• Germany: Bucerius Law School

  • Israel: Tel Aviv University
• Italy: University of Florence
• The Netherlands: Leiden University
• Singapore: National University of Singapore
• Spain: Universidad Pontifica Comillas
• Switzerland: The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Law Journals
American Journal of Law & Medicine   • Boston University Law Review
• Boston University International Law Journal   • Journal of Science & Technology Law
• Public Interest Law Journal   • Review of Banking & Financial Law

Student Organizations

• American Civil Liberties Union (BU Law Chapter)
• American Constitution Society
• Art Law Society
• Asian Pacific American Law Students Association
• Black Law Student Association
• Business Law Society
• Communication, Entertainment and Sports Law Association
• Education and School Law Association
• Environmental and Energy Law Association
• Federalist Society
• Health Law Association
• Immigration Law and Policy Society
• Intellectual Property Law Society
• International Law Society
• J. Reuben Clark Law Society
• Jewish Law Student Association


• Latin American Law Student Association
• Law Cristian Fellowship
• Law Students for Reproductive Justice
• Legal Follies
• Middle Eastern & Southeast Asian Law Students Association
• National Security Law Society
• Native American and other Indigenous Peoples Law Students Association & Peoples
• OutLaw
• OWLS (Older Wiser Law Students)
• Public Interest Project
• Softball
• Student Animal Legal Defense Fund
• Student Government Association
• Women's Law Association