LL.M. Admissions

BU Law is proud to offer some of the most highly regarded graduate programs in the nation. We hope you have discovered the unique attributes of our programs in American Law (for non-U.S. lawyers), Banking and Financial Law, Intellectual Property, International Business Law, and Taxation-- through this Web site.  Please use the links below to learn about the application process and admissions policies for the individual programs.  Candidates who wish to apply to more than one program should contact the admissions office at bullm@bu.edu before applying.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Application Instructions

Applicants to the LL.M. in American Law, Banking and Financial Law, Intellectual Property, and Graduate Tax Program may apply via the Boston University online application, or via the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) online service. Applicants should NOT apply using both methods, as it may cause significant delays in application processing and admissions decisions. If you have any questions, please contact the admissions office at bullm@bu.edu.

Online Application and Paper Application

Applicants may apply to Boston University School of Law using the school's online application form or via LSAC.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to utilize one of the online application options.  However, applicants who are unable to use the online application may request a paper application form to submit by mail. To request a paper application, please contact bullm@bu.edu.

LSAC Credential Assembly Service and International Transcript Authentication and Evaluation Service

Applicants planning to use the LSAC electronic application must use the LSAC Credential Assembly Service. Applicants using the Boston University online application may also elect to use the LSAC Credential Assembly Service, which is currently available for all Boston University LL.M. programs. Applicants who do not use the LSAC Credential Assembly Service must submit items by mail directly to the LL.M. Admissions Office.

Internationally-educated students are strongly encouraged to register for LSAC's International Transcript Authentication and Evaluation Service.  For an additional fee of $125, LSAC will authenticate and evaluate your transcripts and distribute them to the schools to which you wish to apply.

Contact Information:

Boston University School of Law
LL.M. Admissions Office
765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Email: bullm@bu.edu