LLM in International Transactions and Comparative Law

The LLM program in International and Comparative Law, which is open only to foreign students, allows students to focus on either international commercial and business transaction law, international human rights law, or an in-depth study of a particular area of U.S. law.

LLM in International Transactions and Comparative Law

The LLM in International Transactions and Comparative Law program is your gateway to a thriving career in American, international, and comparative law. The program equips students with a strong grounding in legal theory and practical skills to pursue their legal careers in the US and abroad.

Students who choose this program specialize in one of two areas. The first option is to focus on the law relating to international business and commercial transactions or international human rights law. Students who select the second option focus on an area of American law as the subject of a comparative law study. Students pursuing either track may tailor their education by selecting from many recommended and elective courses. This LLM Program is open only to foreign students.

The broad curriculum is taught by expert faculty members who are seasoned educators, practitioners, and scholars who share a zeal for teaching and are ready to help their students define their own career direction. The coursework recognizes the increasing globalization of the practice of law – whether specializing in comparative law, business law and transactions, or human rights law.

Program activities ensure a high degree of individual attention. All students benefit from individual counseling with a faculty member, administrative staff, Office of Career Planning counselors, and alums who are practicing attorneys. Students attend hearings and other legal proceedings, as well as participate in numerous networking and social events.

The degree may be completed in two full-time semesters (August – May). Graduates of the LLM Program may be eligible to take the bar exam in a number of U.S. states, including California and NY. Although students are responsible for researching eligibility requirements, which vary by state, they should inform their academic advisers at the beginning of the fall semester to discuss bar-related courses that they might choose to take.