For all of the blended learning Executive LLM courses, students must complete a two-week intensive residential session. During this time, students interact with fellow classmates and professors in a classroom environment, building upon what they have already studied in the online pre-residential portion of the course. On average, students choose to maximize their time in residency by completing two courses and one colloquium per session. Students have the option to complete their residential sessions in either Boston or Budapest.
Boston or Budapest
Executive LLM students attend classes on campus at Boston University in Boston or on campus at Eötvos Lorand University’s Faculty of Law (ELTE) in Budapest, Hungary. Outside of the classroom, students have the opportunity to enjoy everything these two cities have to offer.
Boston is often described as a blend of old and new. Historic treasures intermingled with contemporary skyscrapers are evidence of the city’s thriving business and financial community and its leading role in research and technology. Boston has a variety of diverse and interesting neighborhoods easily accessible from campus.
Budapest has often been cited as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. As the capital of Hungary, Budapest is rich in history and offers visitors a variety of museums, parks, spas, and a vibrant night life. In addition, students who attend Budapest sessions will also have the opportunity to expand their global network by learning and interacting with law students from ELTE and Lazarski University’s Faculty of Law in Warsaw, Poland, the country’s first private law school.
Current Issues in Business Law Colloquium
During the two-week residential periods of each session, our students participate in a luncheon workshop series focusing on a wide range of issues related to business law. Our guest speakers are prominent practitioners, experts, and academics who provide an engaging and enriching pedagogical and networking experience for our students. A select number of spots are typically open to LLM students in Boston University’s American Law, Graduate Tax, or Banking Law programs.
Past colloquium speakers have included:
- Rep. William Straus (D-Mattapoisett) and Chair of the Joint Committee on Transportation
- Thomas E. Cimeno, former Executive Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and board member of the Fidelity Management Trust Company
- Patrick E. Clancy, President and CEO of The Community Builders, Inc.
- Arthur L. Pressman, Esq., of Nixon Peabody, franchise law expert
- Grant Butler, Esq., of Goodwin Procter, an authority on banking reform
- Kabrina Chang, Esq., Assistant Professor at BU Questrom School of Business
- Daniela Caruso, Esq., Professor of Law at BU Law
- Professor William W. Park, President, London Court of International Arbitration, Professor of Law at BU Law
- John Terpinas (FBI), Director, International Law Enforcement Academy, US Embassy, Budapest