Boston University School of Law is inviting applications for its newly launched LLM Leadership Program. The small number of new positions is open to everyone applying to be admitted to BU Law’s LL.M. program beginning fall 2018, who have at least three years’ work experience.
This program designed to recognize the leadership potential of the school’s most promising LLM candidates.
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Founded in 1872, Boston University School of Law is a top-tier law school with a faculty recognized nationally for exceptional teaching and preeminent scholarship. You can explore virtually any area of the law in 200+ classes and seminars, 20+ clinics and externships, and 21 study abroad opportunities. BU Law offers a full-time JD degree, five LLM degrees, and 17 dual degrees. With the support of a global network of nearly 24,000 alumni and a robust Career Development & Public Service Office, our graduates achieve remarkable career success.
Applications Deadline: Fall 2018 (all programs except the Executive LLM)
- International Applicants*: April 15, 2018
- Domestic Applicants: July 31, 2018
- Tax program (online option), Certificate in Financial Services Compliance: July 31, 2018
- *Please note: the LLM in American Law is open to foreign-trained attorneys only and is only available for Fall entry.
Spring 2019 (all programs except the Executive LLM)
- Programs open for spring admission: Graduate Program in Banking & Financial Law, Graduate Tax Program, Executive LLM (see deadlines below), and all graduate certificates
- International Applicants: October 31, 2018
- Domestic Applicants: November 28, 2018
- Tax program (online option), Graduate Certificates: November 28, 2018
- Certificate in Financial Services Compliance: Applications will be accepted until January 5, 2019.
- Course Level: The studentships are available to pursue graduate degree programme.
- Study Subject: Apply to one of our five LLM programs, all recognized as among the nation’s finest: American Law, Banking & Financial Law, Intellectual Property, International Business Law, and Taxation.
- Scholarship Award: The School of Law acknowledges a small number of LLM applicants who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement through the LLM Scholars Program These awards come in the form of partial tuition waivers. Please note that full tuition opportunities are not available and students must secure their own funding sources to cover the cost of tuition and fees.
- Nationality: Available to Domestic and International students.
- Number of Scholarships: The small numbers of new opportunities are available.
- Scholarship can be taken in the USA
Eligibility for the Scholarship:
Eligible Countries: Available to Domestic and International students.
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- US-trained applicants must be graduates of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association at the time of matriculation.
- Foreign-trained applicants must hold a first degree in law, or its equivalent, from an accredited or comparably recognized law school or law faculty outside the United States at the time of matriculation. Admission to the national bar of certain jurisdictions may meet the eligibility criteria.
- While our programs are designed for qualified lawyers, we occasionally admit into our Executive LLM in International Business Law Program highly-qualified candidates who hold a bachelor degree or its equivalent but do not have a law degree. Our Legal English Certificate Program is also open to non-lawyers. If you wish to receive additional information on the qualifications of students without a first degree in law who are typically admitted to these programs, please contact bullm-at-bu.edu.
- Admission to BU Law is highly competitive and depends to a great extent on the demonstration of high achievement in previous law studies. While work experience is not required, it is highly valued.
English Language Requirements: Proof of English language proficiency is not required if: (i) your native language is English; or (ii) you received your undergraduate or first law degree in a country where the language of instruction and only official language are English. For all other applicants, we must receive satisfactory proof of your English proficiency in the form of an official TOEFL or IELTS score report, submitted via the LSAC LLM Credential Assembly Service.
How to Apply: The following items are required supporting materials to complete the application for admission for all students:
- Completed Application for Admission Form: Please note, Boston University School of Law uses one application for all LLM programs. You will indicate to which LLM program you are applying by answering the first question on the application: question #1—Program Information. If you wish to apply to more than one LLM program, please email bullm-at-bu.edu for additional instructions.
- Application Fee: Payment of a nonrefundable application fee of US $85 must accompany the application. Applicants may pay this fee by credit card. This is in addition to any service fees assessed by LSAC.
- Official, Sealed Academic Records: Complete official transcripts—or notarized, full-sized copies—of all colleges, universities, or graduate schools from which you have earned a degree must be submitted to LSAC. The official transcript or an accompanying report must contain your class standing, if given, together with a description of the school’s grading system. All transcripts or other academic records must be official documents bearing the registrar’s signature and/or the institution’s seal. If these records are not in English, a certified English translation must be submitted together with the originals or copies. Transcripts submitted via LSAC’s LLM Credential Assembly Service are considered official; you do not need to submit additional copies. For more information, visit www.lsac.org/llm or see below for information about the LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS).
- Two Letters of Recommendation: You must submit two letters of recommendation written by individuals who are well acquainted with your academic or professional abilities and are able to provide a thoughtful, thorough and candid assessment of your academic ability and potential for success in graduate level law study. BU Law requires at least two – but accepts up to four – letters of recommendation. We welcome letters from former law professors, as well as from employment supervisors and other professional colleagues who have direct knowledge of your skills and attributes. If these letters are not in English, a certified English translation must also be submitted.
- Personal Statement of Interest:A carefully worded and detailed personal statement of interest is an important part of your application. You should discuss your personal and professional reasons for pursuing the LLM degree. You should also include an explanation of your study interests and their relation to your previous study, employment experiences and professional goals.
- Curriculum Vitae: Please include your curriculum vitae as a separate item, not as a substitute for your personal statement.
- Law School Admissions Test: If you have taken the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), you must list on the application form each time you took the test and the scores you received. (We do not require GRE or other standardized test results.) The LSAT test is not required of foreign-trained applicants.
- TOEFL or IELTS score report:Proof of English language proficiency is not required if: (i) your native language is English; or (ii) you received your undergraduate or first law degree in a country where the language of instruction and only official language are English. For all other applicants, we must receive satisfactory proof of your English proficiency in the form of an official TOEFL or IELTS score report, submitted via the LSAC LLM Credential Assembly Service. For more details, see Part 2: Foreign-trained Applicants Only.