J.D. Program

Courses and Seminars by Areas of Study*

We offer one of the widest selections of courses and seminars (over 200) available anywhere, and we are continually updating our offerings to keep pace with today's evolving legal landscape—from the proliferation of digital technologies and the globalization of trade and finance to the advancements in medical and biological sciences.

*Please note that courses and seminars can change from year to year, and not all courses and seminars may be offered each year. Please consult the most recent course selection materials for a current listing of courses and seminars. This list also includes courses in the BU graduate programs in Banking and Financial Law (“BK”), and in Taxation (“TX”) that are open to JD students. In addition, it includes some BU School of Management and School of Public Health courses that may be open to JD students; however, please check with the Law Registrar’s Office how many LAW credits we may grant for those courses consistent with ABA requirements, as they likely will differ from what the other schools award for credit.

Banking and Financial Institutions and Instruments

Civil Rights

Constitutional Law

Corporate, Business, and Transactional Law

Criminal Law and Procedure

Environmental Law

Family Law and Gender

Health Law

Housing and Economic Development

Immigration Law and Policy

Intellectual Property and Law and Technology

International, Foreign, and Comparative Law

Labor Law and Employment Relations

Land Use and Real Estate

Legal Theory, Law and Philosophy, Legal History

Litigation, Dispute Resolution, Appellate Practice

Public Law, Administrative Law, Legislation

State and Local Government Law


Trusts and Estates

  • (C) Clinical Program
  • (S) Seminar
  • (BK) LL.M. Banking and Financial Law Course
  • (GRS) Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Course
  • (GSM) Graduate School of Management Course
  • (SPH) School of Public Health Course
  • (TX) Graduate Tax Program Course

Note: Not all courses listed here are offered every year.