Available Programs

BU Law offers sixteen single-semester study abroad programs to its second and third-year JD students and five full-year international dual degree (JD/LLM) programs for third-year students. These programs are open only to BU Law students who have completed at least one year of full-time study at BU Law. Students from other ABA-approved law schools are not eligible to participate.

Single Semester Programs

English Language Programs

Foreign Language Programs

Dual Degree Programs (English Language)

A comparison of the different programs can be accessed at this link.

The Application Deadline for the 2018-2019 academic year is Monday, February 5 at noon.  
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Semester Timing and Credits

    Third-year students interested in a spring program should carefully review the program descriptions to ensure that they can complete their studies in time for commencement and bar qualification deadlines.     Each program grants up to 12 semester credits towards the JD degree. View a side-by-side comparison of the important academic and administrative information for each program.

    If you would like to learn more about any of BU Law’s programs, email mtleo@bu.edu or visit the Graduate & International Programs Office (Suite 1003 in the Law Tower).

    Educational Objectives

    BU Law’s carefully crafted foreign study portfolio is designed to prepare students for careers that will inevitably bring them in touch with clients whose interests transcend national boundaries. Our educational objectives in offering these opportunities are many. As a whole, our programs seek to:

    • Expose students to important international and transnational legal perspectives;
    • Immerse students in foreign educational institutions recognized worldwide for their academic excellence
    • Teach students the substantive laws of a specific country or geographical region(s) of interest; or the international aspects of a particular field of practice
    • Instill an appreciation of different forms of legal analysis and problem-solving approaches
    • Teach students how lawyers trained in non-US legal systems handle client matters
    • Give students a new and informed perspective on their own US legal educations and training
    • Help students establish and expand their global professional networks
    • Build students’ intercultural legal skills and cross-border competencies in anticipation of entering today’s global workforce
    • Help engender intercultural awareness and enhance students’ interpersonal and problem-solving skills in multicultural, diverse settings


    Revised 9/24/2018