Degree Requirements

LL.M. Program Degree Requirements

Twenty-four credit hours are required to achieve the degree of LL.M. in Business and Finance Law.  Sixteen of these credit hours must be earned in the other courses listed under the Business and Finance Curriculum.

Non-U.S. law school graduates must also complete Law 6694, Fundamental Issues in U.S. Law, and, unless the student has completed equivalent coursework, Law 6252, Corporations. Corporations may be counted toward the 16 credit Business and Finance curriculum requirement.

The program has a writing requirement—either completion of a four-credit thesis (requiring enrollment in Law 6690-91) or an 8,000 word paper receiving a grade of B+ or higher. The paper may be completed in connection with an existing course that counts toward the 16-credit Business and Finance curriculum requirement or as a supervised independent writing project. Either a thesis or a supervised independent writing project count toward the curriculum required.

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