American Law

Preparing for Global Practice

The LLM in American Law Program is specifically designed to prepare foreign lawyers for the challenge of global practice. In this program, you are fully integrated into BU Law’s JD classes, where you sit side-by-side with American students being trained in the tradition of US legal education. This means you will not only learn the substance of US doctrine in virtually any area of interest—intellectual property, international business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, alternative dispute resolution, to name only a few—but you will learn something equally as important: how US lawyers are trained to analyze legal questions and advocate on their clients’ behalf.

By the end of the year, we expect you will have developed skills to make you a more effective global practitioner. You will have gained unique insight into the “mindset” of US lawyers and others trained in the common law. You will have the necessary perspective to work across borders, and transact with lawyers from diverse traditions and backgrounds.

Contact Us

Graduate and International Programs Office
Boston University School of Law
765 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 802
Boston, MA 02215
Telephone: 617-353-5324