LL.M. in International Business Law
The Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Business is designed to give graduates of law schools outside the United States an opportunity to study U.S. business law as applied to international transactions.
The program prepares students for positions in international law firms, in-house legal departments of multinational corporations, government posts and other for-profit and non-profit organizations doing business internationally. Students will learn how U. S. lawyers approach international business problems and have the opportunity to intern with U.S. law firms, corporations and courts.
The one-year program requires full-time attendance and 24 hours of course credits. Three required courses are:
- Foreign Graduate Seminar**, which has been specially designed for LL.M. students to provide them with a broad understanding of subjects, such as U.S. constitutional law, judicial review, administrative law, the U.S. federal system and the interaction between common law and legislative law.
- Professional Responsibility
- U.S. Business Law in Global Markets (a capstone course)
Students from civil law countries will also take a first-year Juris Doctor (J.D.) course in Contracts, Torts or Property. Students may also select their remaining courses from the J.D. offerings.
Each week students will meet in discussion groups that will feature lawyers, judges and business leaders who will discuss international business transactions in which they have been involved.
ABA approved law school; founding member of AALS
Candidates must have at least a non-U.S. university-level degree in law or a foreign or U.S. first degree in business and business experience. Candidates must have a strong academic record and command of English (TOEFL 100 or IELTS 6.5). Candidates will preferably have some legal practice experience.
# of Credits Required:
International Student Requirements:
Proficiency in English; law degree outside of US or related study
Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition In-State Full Time:
Financial Aid Offered: Yes
Classification: Doctoral/Research Universities - Extensive
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 5,000 - 9,999