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.

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

Single Semester Programs

English Language Programs

Foreign Language Programs

Dual Degree Programs (English language)

The Application Deadline for the 2016–2017 academic year is February 22, 2016!
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Semester Timing and Credits

Leiden, Hong Kong, Florence, Buenos Aires, Madrid, Lyon, Geneva, HEC Paris, and Singapore are offered both in the fall and spring; Germany and Tsinghua in the fall; and Oxford, Paris II, Tel Aviv, and ILF (Frankfurt) in the spring.

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, please see Assistant Dean John Riccardi or Maureen Tracy Leo at the Graduate & International Programs Office (suite 1003).