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LL.M. in American Law Program Each year, roughly 70 distinguished lawyers from 25+ countries around the world elevate their professional standing through BU Law’s LL.M. in American Law Program—our advanced degree program designed to prepare foreign-trained lawyers for the challenge of global practice and cross-border work. After a year of rigorous academic training and full integration into the J.D. classroom, these select students obtain one of the most valued degrees in the profession and one of the credentials most recognized by legal employers throughout the world: the BU Law LL.M. degree. The LL.M. in American Law Program is ideally suited for lawyers trained outside the United States who seek: Program Flexibility: Prepare for the Future You Want The LL.M. in American Law Program is BU Law’s most flexible graduate program. It enables you to develop a truly customized study plan that is aligned with your particular professional and personal goals. All students receive individual, personalized guidance and advice from the Assistant Dean. They can take any of the fundamental first-year J.D. classes—contracts, property, torts, civil procedure, constitutional law, criminal law and legislation—or any of the School’s 190+ upper-class course offerings, covering such fields as: • Preparation for cross-border work on matters that implicate U.S. law and the American legal system • Instruction by America’s top law faculty: BU Law ranks #1 on The Princeton Review’s “Best Professors” list • Full immersion into the American classroom experience at its finest: BU Law offers the sixth-best classroom experience in America, according to The Princeton Review • Flexibility to develop customized study plans from 190+ courses in virtually every area of law • Civil Rights • Commercial Law and Consumer Transactions Concentration opportunities in the important fields of international business practice and intellectual property law • Constitutional Law • Corporate Law and Finance Intensive training in legal writing and legal English communications • Criminal Law and Procedure • Environmental Law Individualized academic counseling and professional development support, including post-graduation internship opportunities • Family Law and Gender • Government Regulation of Trade and Business • Health Law and Human Services An expansive global networking platform with access to 20,000+ BU Law alumni practicing in 75+ countries • Intellectual Property Law and Technology • International, Foreign and Comparative Law • Labor Law and Employment Relations • Legal Theory and Legal History • Litigation and Dispute Resolution • Public Law: Administrative Law and Legislation • Real Estate, Land Use and Development • Taxation • • • • • An American university experience at its finest, in America’s premier city for studies: Boston, Massachusetts “ I chose BU Law for its excellent reputation and internationally recognized law degree. The LL.M. program was an incredible learning experience. I developed the analytical skills needed in situations when there are no answers, only questions. ” Iskandar Mirzoev, Dushanbe, Tajikstan LL.M. in American Law, 2011 LL.B., St. Petersburg University, Russia, 2002 Ph.D. Candidate, North-West Academy of Public Administration, St. Petersburg, Russia For in-depth exposure to specialized topics in banking, financial law and taxation, students may cross-register in classes in the Graduate Program in Banking and Financial Law and the Graduate Tax Program. They may also cross-register at other Boston University Graduate Schools, such as the School of Management and College of Communication. A detailed listing of current offerings is available at

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