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Banking and Financial Law, LL.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #98 (QS) , MA,
The Graduate Program in Banking & Financial Law prepares domestic and foreign-trained lawyers for leadership positions in the American and international banking and financial services industries.


Equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to handle the regulatory, transactional and compliance needs of financial services clients in today’s global economy, our graduates hold influential positions worldwide—in banks, governments, law firms, corporations, financial institutions, and multilateral and nongovernmental organizations. Since conferring our first LLM in Banking & Financial Law in 1984, our program remains the only financial services LLM program in the country with its own faculty and a curriculum designed exclusively for graduate study.

The program of study, focusing on regulatory courses and transactional courses in the areas of banking law, securities law, and general financial services law, leads to the degree of Master of Laws in Banking and Financial Law. Students may also choose to focus their studies in one of the available program concentrations.

Beyond the classroom, students can supplement their coursework by focusing on the financial services issues of the day through lectures, conferences, and roundtable discussions. A number of these conferences and lectures are co-sponsored with groups such as the American Bar Association, the Boston Bar Association, and The Clearing House Association.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Banking and Financial Law Research
  • Banking Structure and Regulation
  • Financial Regulation
  • Corporate Finance
  • Hedge Funds
  • Pooled Funds and Investor Protection
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital Transactions 
  • RICs, REITs,and REMICs
  • Securitization (Structured Financing)

                Detailed Programme Facts

                • Programme intensity Full-time
                  • Full-time duration 12 months
                • Credits
                  24 alternative credits
                • Languages
                  • English
                • Delivery mode
                  On Campus

                English Language Requirements

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                Academic Requirements

                General Requirements

                Completed Application for Admission Form
                • Application Fee: Payment of a nonrefundable application fee of US $85 must accompany the application
                • Official, Sealed Academic Records: Complete official transcripts—or notarized, full-sized copies—of all colleges, universities, or graduate schools from which you have earned a degree must be submitted to LSAC. 
                • Two Letters of Recommendation
                • Personal Statement of Interest
                • Curriculum Vitae
                • Law School Admissions Test
                • TOEFL or IELTS score report

                Tuition Fee

                • International

                  52816 USD/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 52816 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
                • National

                  52816 USD/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 52816 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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                Living costs for Boston

                • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
                  Living Costs

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