The BU Law difference begins in the classroom: our top-ranked faculty comprises preeminent scholars and accomplished practitioners who are accessible, approachable, expert at blending theory with practice, and committed to helping you raise your professional standing to new heights.
Our LLM student support is second to none—we deliver academic and professional support through one-on-one advising sessions, specifically tailored to meet the professional goals of each student. Upon graduation, you’ll become part a successful, global alumni network of highly accomplished attorneys who remain a part of the BU Law community long after graduation.
And then there’s Boston, one of the world’s great cities. It’s a ready-made laboratory for legal training in a number of fields.
Five top programs, countless opportunities.
Choose from five LLM programs, all highly respected and three—Banking & Financial Law, the Tax Program, and Intellectual Property Law—rank in the nation’s top ten. For an overview of all of our LLM Programs, download the LLM Overview PDF here.
The LLM in American Law Program is one of the nation’s premier programs for global practitioners seeking to learn how US lawyers think, approach legal programs, and handle client matters. You’ll be integrated into the JD classroom, and have the opportunity to select from 200+ courses when creating your individualized study plan.
The Graduate Program in Banking & Financial Law equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to handle the regulatory, transactional and compliance needs of financial services clients in today’s global economy. Since conferring our first LLM in Banking and Financial Law degree in 1984, our program remains the only financial services LLM program in the country with its own faculty and a curriculum designed exclusively for graduate study. We’re ranked #2 in the nation by the National Law Journal.
The LLM in Intellectual Property Law Program gives you the opportunity to learn advanced IP theory and doctrine from some of the top IP scholars in the world. For five consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has ranked BU Law among the top ten schools for intellectual property studies.
The Executive LLM in International Business Law Program brings together a global network of accomplished professionals from a broad range of legal practices, industries, and businesses seeking intensive exposure to the core legal topics facing transnational enterprises. The program’s flexible, blended-learning executive format is ideal for busy practitioners who cannot attend a traditional, nine-month LLM program.
The Graduate Tax Program equips you with the practical skills required for success in the field of taxation, whether you earn the degree through residential studies in Boston, online from home, or through a combination of both formats. An LLM in Taxation degree from BU Law is valued by employers all over the world: We’re ranked #7 in the nation for tax studies in U.S. News & World Report, and #2 in the National Law Journal. For five straight years, we’ve been ranked among the country’s top five LLM in taxation programs in the annual TaxTalent survey of corporate tax department heads.