The LL.M. Community
LL.M. student life starts with the vibrant LL.M. student community. The selectiveness of our program ensures that each student gets the necessary support unique to each student’s needs. We also work hard to help our LL.M. students engage each other from the moment they arrive on campus in mid-August. Events include a week-long orientation program at the beginning of the school year to a range of social events, symposia, court visits, and other outings throughout the year. By the end of the year, our LL.M. students have become friends for life.
Boston College Law School Community
Our LL.M. program also integrates LL.M. students into the Boston College Law School Community. LL.M. students and J.D. students have a common law school experience and view each other as colleagues. Each LL.M. student is paired with one or two J.D. student "buddies." The student buddies introduce LL.M. students to life as a U.S. law school student.
Boston College Law School enjoys a vibrant community of students, faculty, and visitors interested in international matters in particular. This includes several internationally oriented students organizations within Boston College Law School, and the Graduate International Student Association affiliated with the University's Office of International Students and Scholars. To enhance the experience, we offer an International Legal Studies Colloquium, a periodic gathering of students, faculty, and others for the discussion of ongoing work in the field.