The Summer International Commercial Law LL.M. is a part-time degree program that provides in-depth knowledge in international commercial transactions and enables professional legal practitioners to represent clients more effectively in a global commercial environment. Especially suited for practicing legal professionals, the degree is usually completed in three summers by engaging in six weeks of intensive study each summer session. Some participants choose to complete the degree in four or five summers. This format allows foreign and domestic lawyers to leave their practices for short periods of intense study. Candidates begin the master's degree program by examining the fundamentals of the U.S. legal system with special emphasis on business and trade law. They complete the Orientation in U.S.A. Law Program and all three of the Advanced Programs in International Commercial Law (International Joint Ventures, Global Trading Systems: Substance and Dispute Resolution, and Financing International Transactions) plus additional specialized classes offered each year in such areas as securities, intellectual property, comparative law, private international law, anti-trust, business associations and others. With this foundation, participants go on to study global trading systems and the dynamic financial and economic forces driving economic internationalization and trade liberalization. The program consists of 36 units of coursework and a research paper equivalent in scope to a thesis. Participants may elect to complete some units at the International Commercial Law Seminar given each summer at the University of Cologne in Germany. International Commercial Law LL.M. Special requirements: Two letters of recommendation; a personal statement of goals; evidence of sufficient English ability to successfully participate in and complete the intensive coursework. Admissions are rolling and applicants will be considered throughout the year.
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities