Boston University School of Law

February, 2013

BU Law's new "Extended LL.M." option offers foreign lawyers enhanced English skills


Boston University School of Law has introduced a formal “Extended LL.M.” enrollment option specifically designed for LL.M. candidates who lack the requisite English language skills to begin law studies on a full-time basis. The Extended LL.M. option allows academically qualified candidates to begin their BU Law LL.M. studies with intensive English language classes at Boston University's Center for English Language and Orientation Programs (CELOP), along with a reduced load of law classes during the first semester. Students then complete the remainder of their LL.M. programs over the following two semesters.

“The Extended LL.M. option is ideal for the highly credentialed lawyer who is committed to LL.M. studies, but whose English skills need improvement before he or she can take on the demands of full-time law studies,” said John N. Riccardi, BU Law’s assistant dean for graduate and international programs. “It is a great way to ease into studies while strengthening the English language skills one needs in order to make the most out of the LL.M. experience.”

The three-semester Extended LL.M. option is available to applicants to BU Law’s LL.M. in American Law Program, Graduate Program in Banking and Financial Law and Graduate Tax Program.

>>Apply to the Extended LL.M. program option

If you have any questions regarding the BU Law’s LL.M. programs or the application process, please contact .

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