LL.M. Programs

Concentrations

With more than twenty courses to choose from, students are sometimes faced with the difficulty of choosing the ten courses that would be most intellectually or professionally rewarding for them. To help focus their studies, the Graduate Program in Banking and Financial Law offers six optional concentrations from which students can choose:

American Banking & Financial Law

A full range of financial law courses designed for students who intend to practice law or work in the United States financial services industry.

Eligible Courses:
  • Banking Structure and Regulation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Central Banks, Commercial Banks and Financial Markets
  • Commercial Lending
  • Compliance Programs
  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Corporations
  • Government Regulation of Insurance
  • Hedge Funds
  • International Securities Transactions
  • Introduction to Project Finance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Securities Activities of Banks
  • Securities Regulation
  • Securitization
  • Tax Aspects of International Banking
  • Thesis Seminar
  • Transnational Lending

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Compliance Management

A new concentration which focuses on designing a compliance system for financial and commercial institutions in a regulatory environment which seeks to avoid the scandals, mismanagement and fraud that shook the industry in recent years.

Eligible Courses:
  • Banking Structure and Regulation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Compliance Programs
  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Government Regulation of Insurance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Securities Activities of Banks
  • Securities Regulation
  • Thesis Seminar

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Financial Services Transactions

Designed for lawyers seeking to gain experience in conducting complex financial services transactions by complementing theory with a working knowledge of the practical aspects of structuring and executing a deal through in-class negotiation sessions and an internship. Students in this concentration are required to complete the Financial Services Law Internship.

Eligible Courses:
  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Lending
  • Hedge Funds
  • Introduction to Project Finance
  • International Securities Transactions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Microfinance and Development
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Securities Regulation
  • Securitization
  • Tax Aspects of International Banking
  • Transnational Lending

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International Banking and Financial Law

Intended to meet the needs of lawyers from abroad who must work in a banking and financial services market which is increasingly global in scope and the supervision of which has assumed a more multi-national character.

Eligible Courses:
  • Banking Structure and Regulation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Central Banks, Commercial Banks and Financial Markets
  • International Securities Transactions
  • Introduction to Project Finance
  • Microfinance and Development
  • Securitization
  • Tax Aspects of International Banking
  • Thesis Seminar
  • Transnational Lending

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Lending and Credit Transactions

Geared for lawyers who wish to specialize in debt financing, including issues involving the constitution of security over property, foreclosure and bankruptcy.

Eligible Courses:
  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Lending
  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Introduction to Project Finance
  • Microfinance and Development
  • Securitization
  • Thesis Seminar
  • Transnational Lending

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Securities Transactions

For those interested in matters involving equity and debt securities and the management of funds, including the obligations of issuers, their directors and officers as well as fund managers and agents, and brokers and dealers. 

Eligible Courses:
  • Bankruptcy
  • Hedge Funds
  • International Securities Transactions
  • Securities Activities of Banks
  • Securities Regulation
  • Securitization
  • Thesis Seminar

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My year at BU Law was a truly enriching experience. Anupam Roy LL.M. in Banking and Financial Law