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BU Law’s LL.M. in American Law Program prepares foreign lawyers for global practice by integrating them into the J.D. classroom and giving them first-hand exposure to the U.S. doctrine and legal practice. This means you will not only learn the substance of U.S. doctrine in virtually any area of interest — intellectual property, international business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, alternative dispute resolution, to name only a few — but you will learn something equally as important: how U.S. lawyers are trained to analyze legal questions and advocate on their clients’ behalves.
By gaining insight into the “mind set” of U.S. lawyers and others trained in the common law system, you will develop the skills and perspective to make you a more effective global practitioner, competent to work across borders and engage in English with lawyers from diverse traditions and backgrounds.
Why BU Law?
Foreign-trained lawyers can learn about the U.S. legal system at dozens of law schools in America. However, they tend to seek out BU Law for multiple reasons which, when combined, set us apart from other schools. Consider the following:
Our goal is to help make your LL.M. year the best year of your life – and we are proud of the remarkable number of students who tell us that’s exactly what happens to them at BU Law. Our students gain not only tremendous substantive knowledge and important practical skills, but – with the BU Law credential – they gain an enhanced professional standing that helps them land positions and seize opportunities that would otherwise be unattainable.
We look forward to receiving your application for fall 2015. Detailed information about the application process is available here. We are currently accepting applications for the fall 2015 semester. The fall 2015 application deadline is April 15, 2015, but we encourage serious candidates to submit their applications as early as possible. If you apply after the April 15th deadline, we will consider your application on a space available basis. Candidates for admission may apply via the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Web site. All completed applications are thoroughly reviewed and viable candidates receive telephone interviews with the program Director or Assistant Director. The Graduate and International Programs Office will directly contact these candidates to arrange a day and time for the phone interview.
Visits and Additional Information
Should you have additional questions about the American Law Program or any of the other LL.M. Programs at BU Law, please feel free to contact BU Law’s Graduate & International Programs Office at any time. Our Graduate Admissions Specialist can be reached at email@example.com. You can also reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about any and all aspects of the American Law Program experience.
If you would like to visit BU Law, let us know. We would be more than happy to schedule an appointment with an admissions officer and also arrange for you to visit a class. We would gladly put you in touch with alumni from your home country, as well.
We look forward to receiving your application and to being in touch throughout the admissions process!