Second and Third-Year Courses

The following is the list of courses and seminars currently offered in the School of Law. Students are strongly encouraged to review the Academic Advising pages, the Course Selection Guide and all course updates before finalizing their course selections.

Pay close attention to the descriptions. Courses offered in more than one section may have separate descriptions which reflect the different emphasis of the instructors who are teaching the course. At the end of each description, certain phrases may appear:

  • "Prerequisite"
    Indicates that students must have taken and already completed the specified prerequisite course stated in order to elect the course.
  • "Corequisite"
    Indicates that the student must take the specified prerequisite course in order to elect the course, but may take the specified course concurrently.
  • "Limited"
    Indicates limited enrollment for this course. Students should pay careful attention to this notation when numbering their course preferences. (All seminars have limited enrollment.)
  • "Restriction"
    Indicates that the course may not be taken if the student has also taken or will take other specified courses.
  • "Notes"
    Will call your attention to classes that satisfy the Professional Skills requirement or do not offer the CR/NC/H grading option. Most seminars offer an opportunity to satisfy the Upper-class Writing Requirement, while most courses do not. Exceptions to the above will be noted in the course and/or seminar description.

Course Indicators
An (S) in the title field indicates a seminar. A (C) indicates a clinical program course to which you must apply and be accepted before registering. A (BK) indicates an LL.M. course in Banking and Financial Law. Registration for Banking courses is on a space available basis and is not available through WebReg. Exams for Banking courses are administered by the Graduate Program for Banking and Financial Law. Credit and grades are automatically counted toward the law school JD requirements and g.p.a. For more information or to register, visit their office in Room 1524, call 617.353.3023 or e-mail banklaw@bu.edu. A (TX) indicates an LL.M. course in Taxation. Registration for Taxation courses is on a space available basis and is not available through WebReg. Exams for Taxation courses are administered by the Graduate Tax Program. Credit and grades are automatically counted toward the law school JD requirements and g.p.a. For more information or to register, visit their office in Room 1670, call 617.353.3105 or e-mail gradtax@bu.edu.Please click on any of the following courses and/or seminars to receive more detailed information, including descriptions and meeting times. Credit and grades in courses cross-listed for other schools and colleges (e.g. GSM, MET, SPH) do not count toward the law school g.p.a.

Click on any of the listed courses below to view the detailed information, including course numbers, descriptions and meeting times.

 

Note: All students should familiarize themselves with the current Academic & Disciplinary Regulations, copies of which are on reserve in the BU Law Library.