Academic Programs

Academic Programs

BU Law's J.D. curriculum combines the best of traditional legal education with a forward-looking perspective --and carefully balances theory and practical training. You can design your own curriculum around courses that prepare you for work in specific areas of interest--here or abroad:

  • Choose from over 200 classes--we offer one of the widest selections of courses and seminars available anywhere.
  • Concentrate in any of five areas of focus.
  • Develop practical courtroom skills and represent real-world clients through our nationally-recognized clinical and advanced litigation programs.
  • Pursue your own interests by cross-registering for any of hundreds of classes in BU's other schools and graduate programs .
  • Pursue one of 16 dual-degrees, earning a J.D. and another graduate degree, by combining law study with other BU graduate programs.
  • Travel to one of 17 study abroad locations throughout Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia--among the most expansive set of international options at any U.S. law school.
  • Globalize your classroom experience--J.D. classes often include foreign-trained LL.M. students who contribute a global perspective to class discussions.