How to Apply for Study Abroad

Thank you for your interest in Study Abroad!  The application deadline is December 20, 2024 for study in the 2025-2026 calendar year.  Please note that only 2L and 3Ls are eligible and transfer students from other US law schools cannot participate until they have completed one year of full-time study at BU Law. Interviews of Study Abroad applicants will take place over the intercession break in early January 2025, and nominations will be made at the start of the Spring 2025 semester.

The application requires the following:

  1. Two short essays
    • One essay describing your interest in the program and the educational and professional objectives you hope to achieve during your studies abroad; and
    • A second essay describing a law school class or activity that has had particular significance for you.  If the program is in a foreign language, the second essay should be written in that language. 
  2. Faculty letter of recommendation (can be emailed to or uploaded onto the application portal)
  3. Oxford applicants only: writing sample demonstrating your skills in legal research and analysis.
  4. Interview with John LaPlante and/or Christina Rice

Information Webinar

Click here (password zd=UuV3%) to view a recorded webinar that outlines our program offerings.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about the application process.

    Please stop by the Graduate & International Program Office (Suite 802) or email John LaPlante with any questions about our programs!