LLM or Master of Laws provides an introduction to new areas of interest to them as well as the opportunity to further specialize in their current areas of practice and is usually restricted to those who achieved honor status in their previous legal studies.
An LLM is a postgraduate law degree that is pursued by students who want to specialize in a particular area of law. Graduates with this specialized training are often qualified to work in global legal environments.
The USA remains the world’s most popular destination for international students. Universities in the US dominate the world rankings and the country also offers a wide variety of exciting study locations. State university systems are partially subsidized by state governments, and may have many campuses spread around the state, with hundreds of thousands of students.
Being the Capital city of Massachusetts, Boston is highly metropolitan and home to over 6 million people. It is a center of education with over 100 colleges and universities to attend.
Acquiring an LLM in taxation is typically necessary and certainly always adds value to a student intending to practice in these areas.
New joint degree program launching intensive summer program in May 2015
Federal tax law is complex and detailed. Students who intend to focus their practice in taxation or who wish to practice in the corporate, business planning, estate planning, or financial sectors must have in-depth knowledge of multiple areas of federal tax law. Acquiring an LLM in taxation is typically necessary and certainly always adds value to a student intending to practice in these areas.
About the accelerated joint degree program
The heart of the program is an intensive 12-credit, a 10-week summer program that allows Suffolk Law students to obtain a tax LLM and a JD in the same three-year period (day students) or four-year period (evening students) required for obtaining only a law degree. At graduation, successful students would receive both a JD and LLM degree. ...
Suffolk Law's LL.M. in Global Law and Technology will help you meet these challenges and prepare for the future practice of law.
Breakthroughs in science, technology, and communication have resulted in legal challenges never before faced -- challenges of global proportions for tomorrow's leaders. Suffolk Law's LL.M. in Global Law and Technology will help you meet these challenges and prepare for the future practice of law.
Created in 2002, Suffolk's Global Law and Technology program was the first of its kind in the United States: an LL.M. combining different specializations into one program. You can choose to specialize in one of the four areas below, or select from a wide range of courses to choose your own professional program:
Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law
Biotechnology and Health Law
International Law and Business
U.S. Law and Legal Methods
The general Master of Laws program is for students who have already completed a law degree and want to enhance their legal skills by focusing on a particular field or an
The general Master of Laws program is for students who have already completed a law degree and want to enhance their legal skills by focusing on a particular field or an emerging area of law.
Launched in 2012 to capitalize on the depth and breadth of Suffolk Law's curriculum, this LL.M. offers you maximum flexibility. You can create your own track in a field of your choosing, or select courses from Suffolk's recognized areas of expertise, including dispute resolution and civil litigation, business law and financial services, biomedical and health law, intellectual property, international law, or labor and employment law.
LLM Program Requirements
The LLM curriculum is primarily elective in nature. Students should meet with the Director of Graduate Law Programs to select courses to best fulfill their career objectives. International students are required to enroll in the seminar entitled, Introduction to US Law, Legal Reasoning and Writing in their first semester. The Legal English Institute is recommended for LLM students whose primary language is not English....
The Graduate Tax Program, established in 1959, was one of the first of its kind in the country, and it continues to be one of the best. BU Law currently ranks 8th in the
Rigorous training and superior preparation
BU Law’s Graduate Tax Program (GTP), established in 1959 as one of the nation’s first graduate tax programs, stands as one of the best. It currently ranks second in the nation, according to the National Law Journal. We are #8 in tax studies among US law schools, according to U.S. News & World Report. And for four consecutive years, we’ve been ranked among the country’s top seven LLM in Taxation programs in the annual TaxTalent survey of corporate tax department heads.
Employers value the BU Law LLM in Taxation credential because it signals rigorous training and superior preparation. We offer one of the most comprehensive curricula for advanced tax studies in the country. Simply put, we equip students with the practical skills required for immediate success in the field of taxation, whether they earn the degree through residential studies in Boston, online from home, or through a combination of both formats. We also offer an Estate Planning Certificate for students seeking specialized instruction without the commitment of a degree program. Our graduates—over 3,000 strong—consistently tell us that their BU Law LLM in Taxation degree has been an essential ingredient to their professional success....
BU Law is proud to offer a select group of lawyers the opportunity to pursue an advanced degree in one of the most dynamic fields of legal practice today: intellectual pr
A top ten program in intellectual property
BU Law is proud to offer a select group of lawyers the opportunity to pursue an advanced degree in one of the most dynamic fields of legal practice today: intellectual property law. This initiative builds upon the academic excellence that has earned our school its leading reputation in the field. BU Law has been ranked one of the top intellectual property law schools, ranking 9th among American law schools for intellectual property law studies, according to U.S. News & World Report (2018 edition).
The excitement of studying IP law at our school is palpable. Our world-renowned intellectual property faculty; the breadth of curricular choices in such emerging topics as the internet and biotechnology; and a graduate student body representing over 30 nations—with backgrounds in high-technology, engineering, biotechnology, publishing, the arts, and entertainment—create a truly invigorating learning environment for advanced study....
The LLM in American Law Program is one of the nation’s premier programs for global practitioners seeking to learn how US lawyers think, approach legal programs, and handl
Preparing foreign lawyers for global practice
The LLM in American Law Program curriculum is specifically designed to prepare foreign lawyers for the challenge of global practice. In this program, students are fully integrated into BU Law’s JD classes, where they sit side-by-side with American students being trained in the tradition of US legal education.
This means you will not only learn the substance of US 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 US lawyers are trained to analyze legal questions and advocate on their clients’ behalf....
BU Law’s Executive LL.M. in International Business Law program is a 20-credit blended learning graduate program that provides exposure to the core topics of international
Gain advanced expertise in international business.
The BU Law Executive LLM in International Business Law Program brings together a global network of accomplished professionals from a broad range of legal practices, industries, and businesses. The program’s unique blended learning format combines two-week residency sessions in Boston and/or Budapest with online instruction, offering a level of flexibility that’s ideal for busy practitioners who seek advanced expertise but cannot attend a traditional nine-month residential program. The program is designed to provide you with a variety of scheduling options, and its courses are available both through the Executive LLM degree as well as through two certificates....
The Graduate Program in Banking and Financial Law is the oldest LLM program of its kind in the United States.
The Graduate Program in Banking and Financial Law has been at the forefront of financial services law since 1984. It is the oldest LLM program of its kind in the United States and, since its inception, has trained more than 2,000 lawyers for leadership positions in the United States and around the world. Our graduates hold influential positions in government agencies, law firms, corporations, financial institutions, and non-governmental organizations on a global basis.
In this program, we seek to provide an education that is both relevant and practical. To do this, we have assembled a faculty of financial services professionals who are masters in their field and who have the passion, dedication, and commitment to teach and train young lawyers. Our co-curricular activities provide our students with total immersion in the financial law area, through internships, career discussions, lectures and the opportunity to serve on the staff of the Review of Banking and Financial Law, the nation’s oldest student-run law journal devoted to this subject....