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.
To apply, you must have either:
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:
To apply for the 2021–22 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. Note that due to the coronavirus, we are waiving all application fees for the remainder of this year.
The estimated total cost of living for the 2020–2021 academic year is $81,753. This figure includes tuition and fees ($60,948) and estimated living expenses ($20,760). It doesn’t include the expenses of travel between your home country and Boston.
We offer a limited number of scholarships to LLM students. All students admitted to the LLM program will be considered for scholarship assistance.
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.
If you have questions about the application process, contact the Office of Graduate Legal Education at firstname.lastname@example.org, (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