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The Master of Laws Program

Concentration in Business

The concentration in business provides LL.M. students with a strong foundation in the breadth of legal issues facing business organizations today. The concentration offers students the opportunity to take both basic and advanced courses.

This concentration is designed for students with a foreign law degree. The Law School will consider, on an individual basis, an application from a student with a J.D. and little background in this area of study.

General Requirements (must complete a total of 24 credits)

  • A three-credit writing seminar or a two-credit directed research project (with a 30-page paper involving research and analysis) in a related area.
  • Introduction to U.S. Law (This course is required for students with a foreign law degree. Foreign students with a background of common law study may request a waiver of this requirement.)

Tier #1 (must complete all courses, 9-11 credits)

  • Business Associations for LL.M.s or Corporations
  • Secured Credit
  • Securities Regulation

Tier #2 (must complete one course, 3 credits)

  • Antitrust
  • Bankruptcy
  • Contracts for Foreign Lawyers
  • Federal Income Tax