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.
During the Foreign Graduate Seminar, students working toward the specialized LL.M. degree in International Business Law must receive a grade of H on the research paper, required in the second semester, on an international business law topic approved by Professor Turner. The grade of H is equivalent to a B+ or better.
Students who receive a grade of S on the research paper receive an LL.M. in U.S. and Global Legal Studies and a certificate in International Business Law.
In addition to the required classes above, students pursing the LL.M. in International Business Law must complete an additional 12 credits from the list of elective classes below. Students must choose one elective from Group I; other electives may be from either Group I or Group II
ELECTIVES GROUP I:
ELECTIVES GROUP II:
NOTE: Course offerings may change from year to year and other international business elective courses may qualify for the LL.M. in International Business Law at the discretion of the Director of Foreign Graduate Legal Studies.
Candidates must have a foreign university-level degree in law and a TOEFL of 90 (213, 570) or IELTS of 6.5. Candidates whose TOEFL or IELTS scores do not meet the criteria, but otherwise have excellent academic and professional credentials, may be granted conditional admission with additional English language study and/or completion of our Summer Language and Law Institute. Candidates with a foreign or U.S. first degree in business and business experience are also welcome to apply.