Since our founding in 1929, Boston College Law School has earned an international reputation for educational
excellence and the highest standards of professionalism. Our school is among the top few law schools
in the U.S. in the number of applications it receives and has an overall
applicant-to-acceptance ratio that is among the most selective in the nation.
Boston College Law School places
unmatched emphasis on teachers as mentors, building community, pursuing
justice, global engagement, and experiential learning. Working together with you, we can deepen our
understanding of law, social justice, and public service and collectively
increase their prominence on the world stage.
Our LL.M. Program's Central Philosophy
Boston College Law School’s LL.M. program is a centerpiece of our commitment to promote justice internationally.
Our LL.M. program immerses students
in the knowledge and culture of the U.S. legal system and helps prepare them
for the challenges of work in an increasingly global legal community. Today’s world requires every lawyer to ask “what are the international issues?” International perspectives must be an
integral part of each student’s experiences as a whole. Boston College Law School’s LL.M. is directed
to lawyers and law graduates trained in other countries and experienced U.S.
lawyers who may uniquely benefit from advanced work here.
Our LL.M. program offers a superb
legal education within a great Jesuit university. It offers a framework of professional and
personal values that will help you succeed not just in practice, but in
life. A LL.M. from Boston College Law
School exposes you to renowned world-class professors of unmatched
accessibility. We even match each LL.M. student with a faculty
mentor who works in that student's areas of interest. Our
LL.M. also gives you membership to a carefully selected student body who is the
next generation of global leaders in legal practice, government, NGOs, the
judiciary, law teaching, and private industry.
But our LL.M. program is not just
about our professors teaching you important skills. It is also about you teaching us. Your participation in the classroom inspires
us to think about the impact of law more globally. It prepares us for a world in which the laws
of other countries permeate local decision-making to an unprecedented
degree. Your friendship enriches our
lives outside the classroom, just as we hope our friendship will enrich yours.