LLM in Business and Finance Law

Director: J. Pam

A minimum of 16 credit hours from the following courses, including 2 credits graded on the basis of a research paper, are required. For non-U.S. law school graduates, the curriculum requirement must include Corporations (6250) unless they have previously completed equivalent course work. For both U.S. and non-U.S. law school graduates Corporations may be counted toward the 16-credit Business and Finance curriculum requirement.

The research paper used to satisfy the written work requirement must be at least 8,000 words in length, and U.S. law school graduates must achieve a minimum grade of B+. For students who choose to write a thesis, Thesis (6690-91) and a minimum of 12 credits in the field of study are required.

All candidates for the LLM degree must complete a total of 24 credit hours, including course work that satisfies the written work requirement. Those working towards a specialized degree must complete the minimum required number of hours in courses listed below for that program. Related courses are recommended for the remaining course work.

Courses

Securities Regulation (6252)

Corporate Finance (6254)

Takeovers and Tender Offers (6256)

Venture Capital Law (6259)

Regulation of Mutual Funds and Investment Advisers (6260)

Regulation of Derivatives (6261)

Corporation Law Seminar (6262)

Securities Law Seminar (6264)

Employee Benefit Plans (6272)

Secured Transactions (6280)

Secured Transactions and Commercial  Paper (6281)

Commercial Paper—Payment Systems (6282)

E-Commerce (6283)

Creditors’ Rights and Debtors’ Protection (6284)

Business and Bankruptcy and Reorganization (6285)

Consumer Protection Law (6286)

Banking Law (6290)

Banking Law Seminar (6292)

Admiralty (6293)

Unincorporated Business Organizations and Agency Law (6294)

Business Planning (6296)

Insurance (6298)

Federal Income Taxation (6300)

Corporate Taxation (6302)

Partnership and LLC Taxation (6304)

International Taxation (6312)

Nonprofit Organizations: Law and  Taxation (6314)

Selected Topics in Public Law (6427)**

Modern Real Estate Transactions (6330) Land Use Law (6332) 

Law of Real Estate Financing (6334)

White Collar Crime (6364)

Antitrust Law (6402)

Public Law Seminar (6426)**

Trade and Sustainable Development (6435) International Money Laundering, Corruption, and Terrorism (6521)

International Business Transactions (6522)

The International Competition Law Regime (6523)

International Commercial Law (6524)

International Trade Law (6526)

Advanced International Trade Law (6527)

Law of the European Union (6534)

International Finance (6541)

International Banking and Investment Law (6542)

Foreign Direct Investment (6544)

International Project Finance (6545)

Chinese Business Law (6549)

U.S. Export Control Law and Regulation (6553)

International Arbitration (6556)

Introduction to Transactional Islamic Law (6557)

International Negotiations (6558)

Trade Remedy Law (6563)

International Business Transaction  Seminar (6564)

Law and Accounting (6602)

Legal Drafting (Transactional) (6652)**

Legal Drafting (Mergers and Acquisitions) (6652)**

*Contracts I (6202) and Contracts II (6203) also will be available, with the permission of the program director, to those students who have not completed equivalent coursework.

**For 2015–2016, Public Law Seminars may include Regulation of Financial Institutions. Select sections with the permission of the program director. Public Law Generic courses may include The Art of Legal Persuasion.

Concentrations

With the exception of the courses marked as "Required," and subject to degree requirements, candidates for the LLM in Business and Finance Law are free to design their own curriculum. Below are recommendations for students interested in concentrating in the areas of Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Finance Law, Securities and Regulation, or International Business and Trade Law.

Recommended courses generally will also include Contracts I and II (with the permission of the program director) for students who have not completed equivalent coursework. Corporations is required for students not holding a U.S. law degree (if they have not completed equivalent coursework).

Concentration in Commercial Law

Corporations (6250) 4 credits
Secured Transactions (6280) 2, 3, or 4 credits
Banking Law (6290) 3 credits
International Business Transactions (6522) 3 credits
Commercial Paper - Payment Systems (6282) 2 or 3 credits
E-Commerce (6283) 2 credits
Creditors' Rights and Debtors' Protection (6284) 3 or 4 credits
Business Bankruptcy and Recognition (6285) 3 credits
Consumer Protection Law (6286) 3 credits
International Commercial law (6524) 2 credits
International Banking (6542) 2 credits

Concentration in Corporate Law

Corporations (6250) 4 credits
Securities Regulation (6252) 3 credits
Corporate Finance (6254) 2 or 3 credits
Takeovers and Tender Offers (6256) 2 credits
Venture Capital Law (6259) 2 credits
Corporation Law Seminar (6262) 2 credits 
Business Bankruptcy and Reorganization (6285) 3 credits
Employee Benefit Plans (6272) 2 credits
Unincorporated Business Organizations and Agency Law (6294) 2 credits
Business Planning (6296) 2 or 3 credits
Corporate Taxation (6302) 3 credits
Partnership and LLC Taxation (6304) 2 or 3 credits
Nonprofit Organizations: Law and Taxation (6314) 2 credits
Law and Accounting (6602) 2 or 3 credits

Concentration in Finance Law

Corporations (6250) 4 credits
Securities Regulation (6252) 3 credits
Corporate Finance (6254) 2 or 3 credits
Secured Transaction (6280) 2 or 3 credits
Banking Law (6290) 3 credits
Venture Capital Law (6259) 2 credits
Creditors' Rights and Debtors' Protection (6284) 3 or 4 credits
Business Bankruptcy and Reorganization (6285) 3 credits
Business Planning (6296) 2 or 3 credits
Insurance (6298) 2 or 3 credits
Corporate Taxation (6302) 3 credits
International Taxation (6312) 2 or 3 credits
Law of Real Estate Financing (6334) 2 credits
International Anti-Money Laundering (6521) 3 credits
International Finance (6541) 3 credits
Foreign Direct Investment (6544) 2 credits
International Project Finance (6545) 2 credits
Introduction to Transnational Islamic Law (6557) 2 credits
Law and Accounting (6602) 2 or 3 credits

Concentration in Securities Regulation

Corporations (6250) 4 credits
Securities Regulation (6252) 3 credits
Takeovers and Tender Offers (6256)
Venture Capital Law (6259)
Regulation of Mutual Funds and Investment Advisers (6260) 2 credits
Regulation of Derivatives (6261) 2 credits
Securities Law Seminar (6264) 2 credits
Business Planning (6296) 2 or 3 credits
Corporate Taxation (6302) 3 credits
White Collar Crime (6364) 2 or 3 credits
Law and Accounting (6602) 2 or 3 credits

Concentration in International Business and Trade Law

Corporations (6250) 4 credits
Admiralty (6293) 3 credits
International Taxation (6312) 2 or 3 credits
Antitrust Law (6402) 3 credits
Trade and Sustainable Development (6435) 2 credits
International Anti-Money Laundering (6521) 3 credits
International Business Transactions (6522) 3 credits
International Competition Law Regime (6523) 2 credits
International Commercial Law (6524) 2 credits
International Trade Law (6526) 2 or 3 credits
Advanced International Trade Law (6527) 2 or 3 credits
Law of the European Union (6534) 2, 3, or 4 credits
International Finance (6541) 3 credits
International Banking (6542) 2 credits
Foreign Direct Investment (6544) 2 credits
International Project Finance (6545) 2 credits
Chinese Business Law (6549) 2 credits
U.S. Export Control Law and Regulation (6553) 2 credits
International Arbitration (6556) 2 credits
Introduction to Transnational Islamic Law (6557) 2 credits
International Negotiations (6558) 2 credits
Trade Remedy Law (6563) 2 credits
International Business Transactions Seminar (6564) 2 credits