LLM Admission

Your Journey Begins Here.

Beginning in September, we accept applications on a rolling basis. We encourage you to apply early in the process.

We seek applicants from a diverse range of academic fields of interest and experience in the law. We’re most interested in applicants from other countries and from experienced US lawyers who may uniquely benefit from advanced work at BC Law.

Eligibility

To apply, you must have either:

  • Graduated from an American Bar Association-approved US law school
  • Obtained a full degree in law from a non-US university
  • Been admitted to practice law in a country other than the US


English Language Skills

BC Law coursework and academic activities require written and spoken fluency in English, so you must be able to express yourself in spoken and written English and must read the language with ease.

You must submit evidence of your English language ability unless English is your native language or English was the language of instruction for your entire legal education.

We accept the following tests as evidence of your English ability:

 

Your completed application must include:

  • Application form
  • Resume or CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Three signed letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts with a certified English translation from all of your colleges, universities, and graduate and professional schools
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS score report
  • $75 application fee
     

To apply for the 2017–18 academic year, complete your online application through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) starting September 15, or download, print, and send us the application form.

Online: We prefer that you apply through LSAC and use the LSAC LLM Credential Assembly Service. LSAC forwards the relevant documents to us.

Mail: If you apply using the paper version of the application, submit original paper recommendations and transcripts directly to us and ask the appropriate testing service to send your TOEFL or IELTS score report (if required) directly to us.

If you apply electronically, you must pay the $75 application fee by credit card. If you apply via mail, you can pay the application fee with check, traveler’s checks, or postal money order. If none of these forms of payment is available to you, contact the Office of Graduate Legal Education.
 

Costs

The estimated total cost of living for the 2017–2018 academic year is $72,473. This figure includes tuition and fees ($52,640) and estimated living expenses ($19,833). It doesn’t include the expenses of travel between your home country and Boston.

Financial Aid

We offer a limited number of scholarships to LLM students. You may submit your completed financial aid application with your admission application or after you receive an offer of admission.

If you need financial assistance, explore funding sources—employers, government agencies, and foundations, for example—in your home country well in advance. Your home country’s U.S. embassy or consulate may have additional information on Fulbright Scholarships and other fellowship opportunities.

Other opportunities for scholarship funding include:

You may also be able to acquire loan funding through private loans. However, if you are not a US citizen or permanent resident, lenders generally require a US citizen or permanent resident to guarantee the loan.

Need More Info?

If you have questions about the application process, contact the Office of Graduate Legal Education at bcllm@bc.edu, (1-617) 552-1002, or the following address:

Office of Graduate Legal Education & International Programs
Boston College Law School
885 Centre Street
Newton, Massachusetts 02459
U.S.A.