Certification Programs

LL.M. students in U.S. & Global Legal Studies may earn a concentration certificate along with the LL.M. degree in the following areas: Public International Law, International Business Law, Criminal Law, Health Law, and Intellectual Property Law.

Requirements: To qualify for certification, an LL.M. student must take at least 10 hours from the list of required courses and approved elective courses for each certificate. In addition, the student must receive a grade of at least S on the research paper, required in second semester, on a topic approved by Professor Turner. A maximum of two certificates are allowed.

To qualify for a certificate with honors, students must also receive a grade of H in all of the selected courses for the certificate and receive a grade of H on the research paper. The grade of H is equivalent to a B+ or better.

Each area of concentration has its own required courses and elective courses, which are listed below.

NOTE: Course offerings may change from year to year and other elective courses may qualify for the certificates of concentration at the discretion of the Director of Foreign Graduate Legal Studies. LL.M. students will have the opportunity to discuss their curriculum with the Director prior to registering for courses each semester.

Public International Law

Required course: International Law (2)
Electives: Admiralty Law (2), Conflicts of Law (2), Doing Business in the U.S. (3), Government Contracts (3), European Union Law (3), International Arbitration (2), International Criminal Law (3), International Environmental Law (3), International Human Rights (3), International Humanitarian Law (1), International Intellectual Property (2), International Perspectives on the Death Penalty (3), International Trade and Development (2), Immigration Law (2), Immigration Law II (1), Law of International Organizations (3), War Crimes Prosecution Lab (2), Comparative Counterterrorism Law (3)

This concentration is completed in conjunction with the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center.

International Business Law

Required course: Business Associations (4)
Electives: Admiralty Law (2), Antitrust Law (3), Bankruptcy Law (3), Business Law & Policy: Selected Topics (1), Conflict of Laws (2), Corporate Finance (3), Cyberlaw (3), Digital Business & the Law (3), Doing Business in the U.S. (3), E-Payment Systems (1), Financial Institutions, Regulation of Policy and Practice (3), Financial Principles for Lawyers (3), Intellectual Property Survey (2), International Arbitration (2), International Business Transactions (3), International Intellectual Property (3), International Real Estate (2), International Sales Law (3), International Trade & Development (3), Law & Business: Selected Topics (1), Mergers and Acquisitions (3), Sales (3), Securities Regulation (3), Torts (4)

Criminal Law

Required course: Criminal Law (4)
Electives: Criminal Procedure I (3), Criminal Procedure II (2), Evidence (3), Evidence for LLMs (3), Incarceration, Reintegration and the Law (2), International Perspectives on the Death Penalty (3), International Criminal Law (3), Juvenile Law (2), Scientific Evidence (2), Criminal Law & Psychiatry (2), Death Penalty Issues (2), Computers & Crime (2), Complex Federal Criminal Investigation & Prosecution (2), Prisoner Rights (3), White Collar Crime (2)

Health Law

Required course: Health Law (3)
Electives: Bioethics and the Law (3), Civil Law and Psychiatry (2), Criminal Law and Psychiatry (2), Disability Law (3), Genetics and the Law (3), Health Care Controversies (3), Health Care Organizations and Finance (2), Health Care Transactions (2), Medical Malpractice and Related Issues (2), Research Law and Ethics (3), Reproductive Rights Seminar (3) (by permission), One related courses at MSASS, Weatherhead School of Management, or the Medical School (by permission)

This concentration is completed in conjunction with the Case Western Reserve Law-Medicine Center.

Intellectual Property

Required course: one of the following courses: Copyright Law (3), Cyberlaw (3), Patent Law (3), Trademark Law (3)
Electives: any of the courses listed above, Computer Law & Policy (2), Doing Business in the U.S. (3), Internet Business and the Law (1), Intellectual Property Survey (2), Intellectual Property Transactions (2), Intellectual Property from a Business & Strategic Point of View (1), Intellectual Property & Deal Making (2), Law and the Visual Arts (2), Law of Music Industry (2), Patent Prosecution (2)

This concentration is completed in conjunction with the Case Western Reserve Center for Law, Technology and the Arts.

NOTE: Course offerings may change from year to year and other elective courses may qualify for the certificates of concentration at the discretion of the Director of Foreign Graduate Legal Studies. LL.M. students will have the opportunity to discuss their curriculum with the Director prior to registering for courses each semester.

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