J.D. Program

Credit Towards LL.M. Degree

Visiting Exchange Students Interested in a BU Law LL.M. Program

BU Law has adopted a new policy in regards to visiting exchange students who are interested in pursuing an LL.M. degree at BU Law.  Beginning with students who are in residence during the fall 2006 semester, former exchange students who subsequently apply -- and receive admission -- to a BU Law LL.M. program will be allowed to apply towards the BU Law LL.M. degree a maximum of 18 credits they received as exchange students. Thereby, exchange students who are accepted and enroll in the LL.M. program would receive “advanced standing” as LL.M. students and be in a position to receive the BU Law LL.M. degree with only one additional semester of study.  

Former exchange students wishing to pursue an LL.M. degree at BU Law would need to apply to BU Law in the normal course, like all applicants, after receiving their home country’s equivalent of a “first degree in law.”  They would also be required to return to BU Law within five years of the end of their exchange semesters.  

Former exchange students who are accepted into a BU Law LL.M. program with “advanced standing” would be required to complete all the degree requirements of the LL.M. program they attend.

For more information about the LL.M. in American Law, LL.M. in Intellectual Property, the Graduate Program in Banking and Financial Law and the Graduate Tax Program, click here.

Questions and Inquiries

Office of Graduate and International Programs
Boston University School of Law
765 Commonwealth Avenue - Room 1534
Boston, MA 02215
Telephone: 617-353-5323
Fax: 617-358-2720
E-mail: llmarder@bu.edu

John N. Riccardi
Assistant Dean for Graduate & International Programs

Shannon Supitkowsky
Assistant Director

Lane Marder
Senior Program Coordinator