Top-ranked faculty. Personal student support.

The BU Law difference begins in the classroom: our top-ranked faculty comprises preeminent scholars and accomplished practitioners who are accessible, approachable, expert at blending theory with practice, and committed to helping you raise your professional standing to new heights, as you pursue a master’s degree in law.

Our LLM student support is second to none—we deliver academic and professional support through one-on-one advising sessions, specifically tailored to meet the professional goals of each student. Upon graduation, you’ll become part a successful, global alumni network of highly accomplished attorneys who remain a part of the BU Law community long after graduation. LLM studies can lead qualified students to prepare for US state bar exams.

And then there’s Boston, one of the world’s great cities. It’s a ready-made laboratory for legal training in a number of fields.

Top LLM and master’s degree programs, countless opportunities.

Choose from LLM (Master of Laws) and master’s degree programs, all highly respected and three—Banking & Financial Law, the Tax LLM Program, and Intellectual Property Law—ranking in the nation’s top ten. For an overview of all of our Programs, download the BU Law Graduate Programs Brochure here. We are confident you will find that we are one of the US’s best universities for law studies at the graduate level.

The LLM in American Law Program is one of the nation’s premier programs for global practitioners seeking to learn how US lawyers think, approach legal programs, and handle client matters. You’ll be integrated into the JD classroom, and have the opportunity to select from 200+ courses when creating your individualized study plan. Due to its flexibility, this is the ideal program for the aspiring corporate lawyer (also known as business lawyer or commercial lawyer, depending on your country of origin).

The Graduate Program in Banking & Financial Law equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to handle the regulatory, transactional and compliance needs of financial services clients in today’s global economy. Since conferring our first LLM in Banking and Financial Law degree in 1984, our program remains the only financial services LLM program in the country with its own faculty and a curriculum designed exclusively for graduate study. We’re ranked #2 in the nation by the National Law Journal. You can pursue this degree online or in-person.

The LLM in Intellectual Property Law Program gives you the opportunity to learn advanced IP theory and doctrine from some of the top IP scholars in the world. For five consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has ranked BU Law among the top ten schools for intellectual property studies.

The Graduate Tax Program equips you with the practical skills required for success in the field of taxation, whether you earn the degree through full or part-time residential studies in Boston, as a part-time LLM online from home, or through a combination. An LLM in Taxation degree from BU Law is valued by employers all over the world: We’re one of the Top 10 LLM Programs for US Tax Law in 2019 by LLM Guide, and #2 in the National Law Journal. For six straight years, we’ve been ranked among the country’s top seven LLM in taxation programs in the annual TaxTalent survey of corporate tax department heads.

Our Master in the Study of Tax Law is designed to provide foundational tax law training to aspiring and current accountants, auditors, and other business professionals. It is the first opportunity for those without a law degree to earn a master’s degree taking courses offered by the renowned Graduate Tax Program.