Completing the Accelerated
JD/LLM Program will require commitment and careful planning.
Students are asked to commit to the program by no later than the end of
the spring term of their second year for Day students (fall of the third
year for Evening students). Students will be required to meet curricular
benchmarks toward their accelerated LLM degree during the JD years.
Once accepted into an Accelerated Program, students will be contacted by the Program Director for assistance in planning his or her course schedule to meet all program benchmarks below. Starting in the summer of the second year for Day students (third year for Evening students), all course selections will need to be approved by the respective Graduate Program Director.
Program Requirements and Benchmarks for Accelerated JD/LLM Programs
Accelerated Financial Services Law JD/LLM Program Requirements
A. By the end of the second summer for Day students (third summer for Evening students), students must have completed:
1. Key courses from the JD curriculum:
Corporations and one to two other commercial business law courses; and
2. The two courses that are pre-requisites to the LLM program (which do not count toward the 24 credits required for the LLM degree): Securities Regulation and Derivatives Market Regulation; and
3. At least 2 credits of courses applicable to the LLM. This includes a large number of existing JD courses.
B. By the end of the third year (Day students) or fourth year (Evening students), students must have completed:
1. 10 additional credits
applicable to the LLM; and
2. at least 92 credits total.
Accelerated Real Estate JD/LLM Program Requirements
A. By the end of the second summer (third for evening students), students must have completed:
1. The two courses that are
pre-requisites to the LLM program (which do not count toward the 27
credits required for the LLM degree): Real Estate Transactions and Finance
(3 credits) and Federal Income Taxation: Individual (4 credits); and
2. At least 5 credits of courses applicable to the LLM, which must include at least one (preferably two) of the following required core LLM program courses:
a. Land Use
Regulation (2 or 3 credits);
b. Advanced Real Estate Transactions (2 or 3 credits);
c. Tax Issues in Real Estate Practice (2 credits);
d. Financial & Economic Analysis of Real Estate (3 credits);
e. Real Estate: Legal Planning and Practice (2 credits)
B. By the end of the spring of the third year
(fourth year for evening students), students must have completed:
a) all of the required LLM
courses, except for the second half of the Advanced Research Seminar;
b) Real Estate Negotiation & Drafting, if that course is required for any concentration that has been selected;
c) at least 15 credits applicable toward the LLM degree; and
d) at least 93 credits total.
Accelerated JD/LLM in Taxation Program Requirements
(Total number of credits for both degrees: 104 credits)
A. By the second
summer (third summer for Evening Division), students must have completed
1. TAX 100
Federal Income Tax: Individual. TAX 100 is the prerequisite course for
most upper level tax courses and the general program prerequisite for the
Graduate Tax Program. TAX 100 does not count toward the 24 credits for the
LLM in Taxation degree.
2. At least one of the following:
• TAX 110 Federal Income
Tax: Corporate (3 credits)
• TAX 131 Federal Income Tax: Partnership (2 credits)
• TAX 150 International Taxation of Individuals (2 credits)
• TAX 111 Federal Wealth Transfer: Basic (2 credits)
3. Students interested in Estate Planning should also have completed EST 140 Wills, Trusts and Future Interests (4 credits). EST 140 is the prerequisite course for all estate planning courses. It does not count toward the 24 credits for the LLM in Taxation degree.
B. By the end of the third year (fourth for Evening Division), students must have completed the following:
These three courses which are among the courses required for the LLM in
• TAX 131
• TAX 405 Taxation of Intellectual Property Transactions.
2. Five additional credits from courses on the Graduate Tax Program Course List.
3. For Estate Planning concentrators, TAX 111 must also have been completed. It may be counted toward the five credit requirement.
4. At least 92 credits.
For more information about
the Advanced JD/LLM Program please view the website, Accelerated
JD/LLM Program, the FAQs,
or contact the Program Director of the respective LLM Program.
For Financial Services Law, contact Professor Ronald Filler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-431-2812.
For Real Estate Law, contact Professor Marshall Tracht at email@example.com or 212-431-2139.
For Taxation Law, please contact Professor Ann Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.431.2305.