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.
- Introduction to American Law (2 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 students an opportunity to work closely with a member of the faculty and to tackle sophisticated legal issues in American law.
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:
- 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: