Extended LL.M.: Three-Semester Enrollment
Prospective students with impressive qualifications and a strong interest in tax 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 Tax Program. In the first semester, students take Federal Income Tax I and up to two additional courses in the Graduate Tax Program, 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 only begin the Extended LL.M. program option in the fall 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 tax 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 Tax Program application instructions for detials on how to apply directly to this program option.