Academic Programs

Dual J.D./LL.M. in Asian Legal Studies (Singapore)

In addition to the semester program, BU Law students have a unique opportunity to spend their entire third-year enrolled as LL.M.students at the National University of Singapore (NUS), in the school’s LL.M. in Asian Legal Studies Program. After the completion of one year in Singapore, students will receive the BU J.D. and an LL.M. in Asian Legal Studies from NUS.

BU Law is one of a very few law schools in the United States with a year long, dual degree exchange agreement with NUS. For the right student, total immersion in a structured LL.M. program at a high-quality institution such as NUS may provide a broader and more informed perspective than the single semester exchange program.

The program focuses on the legal systems, institutions and legal traditions of South, Southeast and East Asia. The Faculty of Law at NUS is commonly recognized as one of the leading law schools in Asia and one of the world’s leading “global” law schools.

This program is academically rigorous; thus, only 2L students with a record of academic achievement will be considered. No more than 2 BU Law students can participate in any given year.

This program is available to qualified 3L students and instruction is offered entirely in English.