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Two Year LL.M. / Legal English Certificate Program Overview

BU Law’s Legal English Certificate Program (or 'LECP') is a one-year, 25 credit, full-time residential program that provides intensive instruction in English and legal English communication skills, as well as a graduated and foundational exposure to American legal culture, vocabulary, concepts and law school studies, including academic skills. Jointly developed by BU Law and BU's Center for English Language and Orientation Programs (CELOP), LECP is offered in two tracks: the 'Certificate-only' track is for those not seeking entry into a BU Law LL.M. program; the 'Two-Year LL.M.' track is specifically designed to prepare students for success in one of our LL.M. programs. In the Two-Year LL.M. track, students spend their first year in LECP, improving their English skills and gaining the academic skills and background knowledge necessary to succeed in one of BU Law’s demanding graduate programs. In the second year, students enroll full-time in the LL.M. program to which they have been admitted. Classes are kept small to ensure that students receive the individual attention. Both tracks provide a holistic, immersive and rigorous learning experience from one of the nation's foremost institutions for legal English studies.

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