Academic Programs

Dual Degrees

The study of law increasingly is informed by an understanding of other disciplines, such as management or public health.  BU Law offers 16 dual degree programs with other graduate schools at Boston University and at several international universities, as well as through its own LL.M. programs.  These programs enable students to receive two degrees in less time than it would take if the degrees were pursued separately.

Programs within Boston University
J.D./LL.M. in Banking and Financial Law
J.D./LL.M. in Taxation
J.D./M.A. in English
J.D./M.A .in History
J.D./M.A. in International Relations
J.D./M.A. in Law and Preservation Studies
J.D./M.A. in Philosophy
J.D./M.B.A. in Law and Health Sector Management
J.D./M.B.A. in Management
J.D./M.D. in Law and Medicine
J.D./M.P.H. in Public Health
J.D./M.S. in Mass Communication

Programs with international universities
J.D./LL.M. in Asian Legal Studies (with National University of Singapore)
J.D./LL.M. in Chinese Law (with Tsinghua University)
J.D./LL.M. in European Law (with University of Paris II)
J.D./LL.M. in International and European Business Law (with Universidad Pontificia Comillas)

NOTE: Students who wish to apply to the J.D. degree credits for a non-law, graduate-level course at Boston University must register for the course at the other B.U. School or Department, AND must fill out a paper add form in our LAW Registrar's Office by the end of the LAW add/drop period! (This is necessary because our registration system is separate from the University's; thus, you cannot register for an outside course or add it to your LAW schedule on the web). Please check with the LAW Registrar's Office how many LAW credits we may grant for an outside course consistent with ABA accreditation requirements.