LL.M. in Law

LL.M. in Law

  • Full-time, Initial education
  • U.S. Law , General law
  • The United States
  • Responsable(s) de la formation : Susan Simone Kang
    Contact administratif 617-552-1002
    Contact administratif : Susan Simone Kang
    Adresse : Newton, MA 02459
    Site Internet : Consulter
    Email : bcllm@bc.edu

    Entry Requirements


    Admission to our LL.M. program is highly selective.  We are interested in applicants who have completed their prior legal studies with high rank and who intend to return to their home countries to contribute to the legal profession.  We are equally interested in applicants pursuing careers in private practice, government service, the judiciary, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and legal scholarship. 


    At a minimum, applicants must have either


    • graduated from a U.S. law school that is approved by the American Bar Association,
    • obtained a full degree in law from a non-U.S. university, or
    • be admitted to practice law in a country other than the U.S. 


    In addition, applicants whose native language is not English must have achieved a minimum score of at least 100 using the Internet-based test (IBT) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).  Alternatively, we require an Overall Band Score of at least 7.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

    Application procedure

    Application forms and instructions may be downloaded from our web site at this link. If you are applying for enrollment in Fall 2014, the application deadline is April 1, 2014. However, we strongly encourage the submission of applications earlier than April 1.

    Tuitions and Fees

    The estimated cost of study for a single student during the 2013-2014 academic year is $64,591. This figure consists of tuition of $44,860 and estimated living expenses of $18,060. It does not include the expenses of travel between the student’s home country and the Boston area. The comparable figures for the 2014-15 are likely to be higher. Applicants requiring financial assistance should investigate funding sources in their home countries well in advance.

    Boston College Law School has a very limited amount of financial aid available to LL.M. students.  You may submit your completed financial aid application either with your application for admission or after you receive an offer of admission.  We review your application for admission without regard to your financial situation.  Submitting a scholarship application will have no effect on whether or not we offer you admission to our LL.M. program.  For further information, please feel free to contact the Office of Graduate Legal Education by e-mail at bcllm@bc.edu or by telephone at (617) 552-1002.