Focus your studies on a specific legal field.
By fulfilling course requirements of a concentration, you focus your studies on a specific legal field. All of our concentrations are exceptional programs with two—Health Law and Intellectual Property—consistently ranked in the nation’s top ten by U.S. News & World Report.
Law affects health care in many critical areas, include health care coverage and access, patient privacy, public health policy, insurance fraud, and biotechnology research. The Health Law concentration prepares you to work in these areas, as you learn from some of the most respected scholars in the fields of law, public health, and management.
Learn more about our other health law offerings:
- Dual Degree in Law & Public Health (JD/MPH)
- Dual Degree in Law & Medicine (JD/MD)
- Legislative Policy & Drafting Clinic, Health Law focus
- Health Law Externship Program
- American Journal of Law & Medicine
- Health Law Association
- Health Law Newsletter
Much of the excitement of intellectual property law derives from its pivotal role in emerging technologies, where the legal issues are fascinating and complex, and the legal rules are continually evolving. In the Intellectual Property concentration, you will learn the intricacies of patent, copyright, and trademark law under the guidance of BU Law’s internationally recognized IP faculty.
Learn more about our other intellectual property offerings:
- Entreprenuership, Intellectual Property & Cyberlaw Program
- Intellectual Property Speaker Series
- Journal of Science & Technology Law
- Moot Court Competition
- Intellectual Property Law Society
- Intellectual Property Newsletter
To effectively represent clients in the international arena, you must understand the political, economic, business, and legal environments of foreign countries as well as those of the United States. In the International Law concentration, our faculty will bring their extensive legal experience in global settings into the classroom to deepen your knowledge of international law and how American law works in the global environment.
Learn more about our other international law offerings:
- JD/MA Degree in Law & International Relations
- Study Abroad Programs
- International Human Rights Clinic
- Boston University International Law Journal
- International Law Society
- International Law Newsletter
Clients and firms large and small expect new legal hires to be able to understand the legal and business risks embedded in clients’ transactions, and to be able to craft the agreements necessary to effect such transactions.In the Transactional Practice concentration, you will gain essential practice skills, such as drafting, analyzing and negotiating business agreements, conducting due diligence, and organizing a closing, intended to give you an edge with potential employers as you seek to launch your legal career.
Learn more about our other transactional law offerings:
- Transactional Law Program
- Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property & Cyberlaw Program
- Accelerated Three-Year JD/MBA
- 1L Lawyering Lab
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Attorneys must be able to manage their clients’ legal conflicts in pragmatic and cost-effective ways, whether it’s negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or litigation. The Litigation and Dispute Resolution concentration draws on the School’s well-known faculty strengths in civil litigation, criminal litigation, and alternative dispute resolution to help you learn how to represent clients in almost any form of a legal dispute.
Learn more about our other litigation offerings: