LLM in National Security & U.S. Foreign Relations Law

Co-directors G. Maggs, P. Raven-Hansen, L. Schenck
Students who choose not to write a thesis must complete National Security Law (6870), U.S. Foreign Relations Law (6871), and a minimum of 14 credits from the courses listed below,* including at least 2 credits graded on the basis of a research paper. The research paper must be at least 8,000 words in length, and U.S. law school graduates must achieve a minimum grade of B+. Students who choose to write a thesis must complete National Security Law (6870), U.S. Foreign Relations Law (6871), Thesis (6690-91), and a minimum of 10 credit hours from the courses listed below; they are not required to complete a research paper in addition to the thesis.
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.


Computer Crime (6369)
Law of Separation of Powers (6384)
Congressional Investigations Seminar (6420)
Information Privacy Law (6486)
International Law (6520)
International Money Laundering, Corruption, and Terrorism (6521)
International Litigation (6528)
Immigration Law I (6538)
Refugee and Asylum Law (6540)
International Law of Human Rights (6546)
Regional Protection of Human Rights (6547)
Space Law (6548)
Law of the Sea (6550)
Law of War (6552)
U.S. Export Control Law and Regulation (6553)
International Criminal Law (6554)
Nation Building and the Rule of Law (6559)
Public International Law Seminar (6562)**
Human Rights Lawyering (6568)
Field Placement (6668)
National Security Law Seminar (6872)**
Military Justice (6873)
Comparative Military Law (6874)
Counterterrorism Law (6875)
Homeland Security Law and Policy (6876)
Nuclear Nonproliferation Law and Policy (6877)
Intelligence Law (6878)
Cybersecurity Law (6879)
Disaster Law (6880)
*Constitutional Law I (6214) and Constitutional Law II (6380) also will be available; only students with a non-U.S. law degree who plan to take the New York bar examination may count these courses toward the 14 credits required in the field.
**For 2015–2016, Public International Law Seminars may include Arms Control; National Security Law Seminars may include Autonomous Fighting Vehicles, Government Oversight and Investigations, and The Powers of War and Peace.