Expand your professional skills and legal knowledge.

BU Law offers certificates for practicing attorneys, current law students, and prospective LLM students. These programs vary in length and subject matter, but each is designed to help you meet your professional, educational, and personal goals.

Graduate Certificate Programs

Allowing students to gain a specialized credential, these graduate certificate programs are offered both online and residentially. Many certificates can be achieved as a stand-alone credential, or as the first part of an LLM degree program. You can choose from:

Certificate in Legal Research Skills for Practice

The Certificate in Legal Research Skills for Practice is a non-credit, skills-based program for current JD and LLM students offered by the Fineman & Pappas Law Libraries. To earn the certificate, students must complete at least six hour-long classes on various legal research topics taught by the legal information librarians during the spring semester.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificates

Law students can pursue an interdisciplinary graduate certificate through programs offered in collaboration with other BU schools and colleges. These certificates are offered in:

Legal Writing Certificate

The Legal Writing Certificate Program offers students an array of writing workshops on various topics in legal writing. These workshops are taught by legal writing staff and other faculty members, and are administered by the Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy Program. Completion of six of these workshops prior to graduation qualifies a student for a certificate.