Course & Seminar Descriptions

You are strongly encouraged to review the Course Selection Guide and all course updates before finalizing your second- and third-year course selections. Pay close attention to the descriptions. Courses offered in more than one section may have separate descriptions that reflect the different emphasis of the instructors who are teaching the course.

The course descriptions and schedule information below is not up to date for the 2024-2025 academic year. Please refer to the PDF and Excel documents posted on the Registration Information page or MyBU Student Portal for current information.

 

  • (S) in the title field indicates a seminar.
  • (C) indicates a clinical program course to which you must apply and be accepted before registering.
  • (AM) indicates an LLM course in American Law.
    JD students are not permitted to enroll in American Law classes.
  • (BK) indicates an LLM course in Banking and Financial Law.
    Registration for Banking courses is on a space available basis and is not available through WebReg. Exams for Banking courses are administered by the Graduate Program for Banking and Financial Law. Credit and grades are automatically counted toward the law school JD requirements and GPA. For more information or to register, visit their office in Room 804, call 617-353-3023 or email banklaw@bu.edu.
  • (TX) indicates an LLM course in Taxation.
    Registration for Taxation courses is on a space available basis and is not available through WebReg. Exams for Taxation courses are administered by the Graduate Tax Program. Credit and grades are automatically counted toward the law school JD requirements and GPA. For more information or to register, visit their office in Room 804, call 617-353-3105 or email gradtax@bu.edu.

Course Descriptions