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The LL.M. Degree requires 24 credits, of which 11 are in required courses. The remaining 13 credits can be selected from a wide range of electives. All courses are selected in close consultation with an academic adviser, in light of the student’s background and professional goals.

Required Courses

Writing Requirement

Candidates for the LL.M. Degree in American Business Law will also be required to complete a substantial research and writing project before the end of the program. This requirement may be satisfied by a seminar or independent research project guided by a faculty member, a drafting project, or an advanced legal writing course. The project provides students an opportunity to work closely with a member of the faculty and to tackle sophisticated legal issues in American law.

Elective Courses

NYLS offers a rich selection of courses from which elective classes may be chosen.  Descriptions can be found on our Curriculum page.

Among the most relevant for Business Law students are:

For students who plan to take the New York Bar Examination, we strongly recommend: