The LL.M. Degree requires 24 credits, of which 13 are in required courses. The remaining 11 credits can be selected from an extremely wide range of electives. All courses are selected in close consultation with an academic advisor, in light of the student’s background and professional goals.
- Introduction to American Law (4 credits)
- American Business Law: Sources and Methods (2 credits)
- Corporations (4 credits)
- Professional Responsibility (3 credits)
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 the students an opportunity to work closely with a member of the faculty and to tackle sophisticated legal issues in American law.
There are a tremendous number of courses from which elective classes may be chosen and descriptions can be found on our Curriculum page.
Among the most relevant for Business Law students are:
- Agency, Partnership, and Limited Liability Entities (2 credits)
- Banking Law (2 credits)
- Bankruptcy (3 credits)
- Corporate Finance (3 credits)
- Drafting: Contracts (2 credits)
- International Business Transactions (3 credits)
- Real Estate Transactions and Finance (3 credits)
- Secured Transactions (3 credits)
- Securities Regulation (4 credits)
For students who plan to take the New York Bar Examination, we strongly recommend: