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 J.D. degree program and about 200 in the School's five LL.M. degree programs in American Law, Banking & Financial Law, Intellectual Property, International Business Law, and Taxation.

Rankings

U.S. News & World Report
#27 Overall
#5 Health Law & Tax Law
#10 Intellectual Property

Princeton Review
#2 Best Professors
#7 Best Classroom Experience

Journal of Legal Education
#12 for Where Big Law Partners Went to Law School

Leiter Report
#20 for Student Quality
#23 Faculty for Scholarly Impact
National Law Journal
#9 for Alumni Named Big Law Partners in 2013
#22 for Graduates Working in Largest Law Firms

 

 

 


 


Concentrations
• 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, 17 study abroad opportunities, 17 dual degree programs and 5 concentrations. Students learn critical legal theory and doctrine in classes that average a 12:1 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:

• J.D./LL.M. in Banking & Financial Law
• J.D./LL.M. in Law & Taxation
• J.D./M.A. in Law & English
• J.D./M.A. in Law & History
• J.D./M.A. in Law & International Relations
• J.D./M.A. in Law & Philosophy
• J.D./M.A. in Law & Preservation Studies
• J.D./M.B.A. in Law & Health Sector Management
• Accelerated 3-Year J.D./M.B.A. in Law & Management
• J.D./M.B.A. in Law & Management
• J.D./M.D. in Law & Medicine
• J.D./M.P.H. in Law & Public Health
• J.D./M.S. in Law & Mass Communication

• J.D./LL.M. in Law & Asian Legal Studies with National University of Singapore
• J.D./LL.M. in Chinese Law with
Tsinghua University in Beijing, China
• J.D./LL.M. in European Law with
Universite Pantheon Assas in Paris, France
• J.D./LL.M. in Finance & Law with the Institute for Law and Finance in Frankfurt, Germany
• J.D./LL.M. 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

Semester-in-Practice

• 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