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LLM in International Transactions and Comparative Law Curriculum

To meet the required 25 units of study, students select from the list of recommended courses for the LLM in International Transactions and Comparative Law and regular JD courses that are designated as available to international LLM students.

All International Transactions and Comparative Law students take American Legal System I and II (2 credits fall and 1 credit spring). This course begins with an overview of the U.S. Constitution, the structure of the federal government, and federal and state judicial systems.

Special emphasis is given to the relation between state and federal courts and the selection and function of American judges and juries. Classes are punctuated with visits to San Francisco courtrooms. Selected judicial interpretations of constitutional law and contract law are discussed. The course includes a legal research and writing component.

LLM in International Transactions and Comparative Law – Representative Courses
Required
  • American Legal System I & II (for foreign students only)
Recommended
  • Comparative Law
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Civil Dispute Resolution
  • International Economic Relations
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Public International Law
Electives*
  • Antitrust
  • Constituitional Law
  • Contracts
  • Corporations
  • Criminal Law
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Environmental Law
  • Evidence
  • Immigration Law
  • Labor Law
  • Maritime Law
  • Patent Law
  • Property
  • Torts

*Sample courses