LLM Admission

Your Journey Begins Here.

Beginning September 15, 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.

Application Information



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-U.S. university
  • Been admitted to practice law in a country other than the U.S.

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:


To apply for the upcoming academic year, complete your online application through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) starting September 15.

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


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

You must pay the $75 application fee by credit card. If this form of payment is not available to you, contact the Office of Graduate Legal Education.

Costs & Aid


The estimated total cost of living for the 2023–2024 academic year is $95,453. This figure includes tuition, fees and books ($71,415), estimated living expenses ($23,988), and $50 ID card fee. 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.

For more information about financial aid for international students at Boston College, please see the university's aid page.

Contact Us

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

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

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