LL.M. Programs

Six-Semester J.D./LL.M. in Banking and Financial Law

By taking qualifying courses during the second and third years of the J.D. program, a student can earn credit toward both the J.D. degree and the LL.M. degree in Banking and Financial Law. Students would obtain all the necessary credits for their J.D. and LL.M. degrees in six semesters of study and therefore be eligible to receive the J.D. degree and LL.M. degree and the end of the three years. The six-semester program is an accelerated variant of BU Law’s seven-semester J.D./LL.M. in Banking and Financial Law.

To be accepted in the six-semester program, a student must complete two prerequisite courses and Government Regulation of Financial Institutions in the J.D. program. Unlike in the seven-semester program, credit will be granted toward the LL.M. degree for these courses.

J.D. students may apply for admission to the six-semester J.D./LL.M. in Banking and Financial Law at any time during their second year at BU Law; however, the application must be completed no later than July 31 in the summer prior to the student’s 3L year.

For a comprehensive overview on the academic requirements for this dual degree program, please visit the dual degree section of our Web site.