Academic Programs

Dual Degrees

The study of law increasingly is informed by an understanding of other disciplines, such as management or public health.  BU Law offers 18 dual degree programs with other graduate schools at Boston University and at several international universities, as well as through its own LLM programs.  These programs enable students to receive two degrees in less time than it would take if the degrees were pursued separately.

Programs within Boston University
JD/LLM in Banking and Financial Law
JD/LLM in Taxation
JD/MA in English
JD/MA in History
JD/MA in International Relations
JD/MA in Law and Preservation Studies
JD/MA in Philosophy
JD/MBA in Law and Health Sector Management
Accelerated Three-Year JD/MBA in Law & Management
JD/MBA in Management
JD/MD in Law and Medicine
JD/MPH in Public Health
JD/MS in Mass Communication

Programs with international universities
JD/LLM in Asian Legal Studies (with National University of Singapore)
JD/LLM in Chinese Law (with Tsinghua University)
JD/LLM in European Law (with University of Paris II)
JD/LLM in Finance (with the Institute for Law and Finance)
JD/LLM in International and European Business Law (with Universidad Pontificia Comillas)

NOTE: Students who wish to apply to the JD degree credits for a non-law, graduate-level course at Boston University must register for the course at the other BU school or department, AND must fill out a paper add form in the School of Law Registrar's Office by the end of the add/drop period! (This is necessary because our registration system is separate from the University's; thus, you cannot register for an outside course or add it to your LAW schedule on the web). Please check with the LAW Registrar's Office how many LAW credits we may grant for an outside course consistent with ABA accreditation requirements.