Extended LL.M.: Three-Semester Enrollment
Prospective students with impressive qualifications and a strong interest in banking and financial services law, but who lack the requisite English language proficiencies to begin the LL.M. program with full-time law studies, are encouraged to apply to our three-semester Extended LL.M. program option.
The Extended LL.M. program option allows students to begin their BU Law LL.M. studies by combining intensive English language classes at Boston University's Center for English Language and Orientation Programs (CELOP) with a lighter load of law courses in the Graduate Program in Banking and Financial Law. In the first semester, students may take up to three Banking and Financial Law classes in addition to their English classes at CELOP. In the second semester, students pursue law studies full-time. In the third and final semester, students complete all courses required for the degree. Students may begin the Extended LL.M. program option in either the fall or spring semester.
For many students, the Extended LL.M. program is the perfect way to ease into the rigors of law school-an ideal option for anyone with a genuine interest in banking and financial services law whose English language skills may not allow him/her to derive maximum benefit from full-time law studies at the outset.
Please visit the Graduate Program in Banking and Financial Law application instructions for information on how to apply directly to this program option.