Boston University School of Law

Up to four LL.M. Finance students with a German First Legal State Examination qualification enrolled at the ILF will have the option to spend the first semester of the one-year program (i.e. winter semester) at Boston University School of Law by attending the school’s Graduate program in Banking and Financial law ( Upon the completion of the first semester, the ILF students will attend the second semester of the one-year program (i.e. summer semester) at the ILF and will then graduate with the LL.M. Finance degree from the ILF.

Starting in October 2015, 3rd-year students from BU Law School will be able to complete J.D. courses, earn an LL.M. in Finance and complete an international law or finance internship during their study period  at the ILF. 2nd-year BU Law students will also have the option to study at the ILF as visiting exchange students during the ILF summer semester and intern at an institution located in Frankfurt am Main over summer. See


In 2013, a cooperation agreement between the University FGV DIREITO RIO in Brazil and the ILF was signed for the exchange of 2 students per institution for 1 semester.

The semesters at FGV DIREITO RIO run from Feb to July and Aug to Dec. The courses are mainly held in Portuguese, with only two one-week courses per semester which are held in English where such courses are given by foreign professors. ILF students will be taking part in courses of the graduate specialization one-year program. The courses are listed at: