Class Profile

Brazilian Dinner
The LL.M. in American Law Class of 2011 at commencement

American Law Program students are a diverse and distinguished group. They practice in private law firms and corporations, teach at universities around the world and work in government agencies and international organizations. The American Law Program's Class of 2014 consists of 81 full-time students from 30 countries. More than 60% of this year's class joined BU Law directly from the work force. Despite their diverse backgrounds, they share a common interest in learning from each other and sharing their international perspectives with the BU Law community.

Age range 21-46
Average age 28
Median age 26
Regions Represented  
Europe 20%
Asia 52%
Central & South America 28%
Students' Backgrounds  
Recently completed first degree in law 23%
Completed advanced degree in law 6%
Attorney in a law firm 42%
Corporate Attorney - In-House Counsel 9%
Government or Judiciary 6%
Legal Consultant or Independant Contractor 5%
(law enforcement, high tech, legal advocacy)