Dual JD/LLM in Asian Legal Studies at the National University of Singapore

For complete immersion in the legal systems of South, East, and Southeast Asia, BU Law JD students can spend their entire third year as a full-time student in Singapore pursuing an LLM in Asian Legal Studies at Asia’s “global law school,” the National University of Singapore (NUS). This program is available only to qualified third-year students, and instruction is offered entirely in English. Enrollment only occurs for this program in the fall semester. At the end of the year, students will receive the BU Law JD and the LLM degree from NUS.

Program Requirements

To be eligible for the program, BU Law students will need to complete four semesters of residency, as well as complete their upper-class writing, professional responsibility, and practical skills requirements prior to departure. There are no prerequisites for the program. Students who complete this program are awarded 26 credits toward their JD: 24 credits for two semesters of full-time coursework, plus a 2-credit independent paper supervised by a BU Law professor.

Admissions Procedure

Formal admissions to the program are processed through the Graduate & International Programs office at the School of Law. Students apply during the spring semester for programs in the upcoming academic year.