One of the great strengths of BU Law is the breadth and flexibility of our curriculum, but students must take care in making their selections from this expansive menu. It is fine to specialize in a particular practice area, but balance this with a number of foundational courses in other areas. You never know where your career path will take you. Take interesting seminars and participate in experiential learning opportunities, but not to the exclusion of traditional, substantive courses. Few students should devote more than half of their upper level credits to seminars, experiential learning, and courses from outside of the JD curriculum. We want you to leave BU Law as a well-rounded and capable practitioner with strong skills and substantive legal knowledge. To learn more, please review Course Selection Advice from the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

Advice from Faculty

Also, several faculty members collaborated on memos that offer advice to students who wish to pursue any of the following legal specialties: