Information on this page applies to students interested in applying to the:

  • Certificate in International Business Law
  • Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance
  • Certificate in Financial Services Compliance
  • Estate Planning Certificate

BU Law graduate certificate programs should be completed online via LSAC on the BU Law Certificate Application, which can be accessed only by clicking the below link.

Eligibility Requirements

Admission to BU Law is highly competitive and depends to a great extent on the demonstration of high achievement in previous law studies and/or experience in related fields. While our programs are designed for qualified lawyers, we welcome applications from highly-qualified candidates who hold a bachelor degree or equivalent, with relevant academic and/or professional experience in a legal services or other related field. As such, you do not need to hold a first degree in law to apply to our certificate programs. If you wish to receive additional information on the qualifications of students without a first degree in law who are typically admitted to any of our certificate programs, please contact bullm@bu.edu.

Application Requirements

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines for these programs are the same as for the Executive LLM in International Business Law (Certificate in International Business Law, Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance) and Graduate Tax Program (Estate Planning Certificate) respectively. Those dates can be found on our LLM Degree Applicants page.

Legal English Certificate Program

Please note that applicants to the Legal English Certificate Program should apply using this link.