Ian C. Pilarczyk, Director, Executive LL.M. in International Business Law and Legal English Certificate Program
Ian C. Pilarczyk is the founding director of the Executive LL.M. in International Business Law and Legal English Certificate Program (LECP) at BU Law, and manages the Introduction to Business Fundamentals course in the J.D. program (in which he also created the "Introduction to Capital Markets" module). He received his B.A. with Honours in Philosophy from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and his J.D. cum laude from Boston University School of Law in 1995. Following law school, he went on to earn his LL.M.and DCL from McGill University's Institute of Comparative Law.
Prior to rejoining the BU Law community, he served as founding associate director of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy's LL.M. in International Law from 2007- 2009. He was a Sessional Lecturer at McGill's law school from 1998-2003, teaching Canadian Legal History and Children and the Law, as well as a seminar he created on comparative nineteenth-century family law. Since 1992 he has also been a position trader, specializing in closed-end funds and microcap/ smallcap securities.
Dr. Pilarczyk teaches as a visiting lecturer at the Ex College, Tufts University, where he was recognized as an "exceptional instructor" on the basis of student evaluations for his course on Famous Trials in U.S. History; and teaches Introduction to U.S. Legal Culture in the LECP. He also teaches Introduction to American Law and Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution for special programs run by the Executive LL.M. office. He serves as a volunteer mediator on the Massachusetts District Court Panel and has mediated 200+ cases since 2004..