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Seated LLM Programs

The master of laws (LLM) program at Delaware Law is designed for attorneys from the U.S. and abroad who seek to expand their knowledge in a specialized area of current practice—or who want to develop a new area of legal expertise. The program welcomes graduates of American JD programs as well as international students who have completed a degree in law from a qualifying non-U.S. law school.

 



Delaware Law offers master of laws programs on its campus located in Wilmington, Delaware. There are several unique concentrations from which to choose. The master of laws program is designed for attorneys from the U.S. and abroad who seek in-depth training in their current specialized area of practice—or those who want to develop a new area of legal expertise.

Students who choose to complete a master of laws program at Delaware Law School in a seated class format, may enjoy campus life with our on-campus housing, access to exercise facilities, involvement in student clubs, and the opportunity to visit local courthouses and government.

Degree Requirements

To earn an LLM, students must complete 24 semester hours of coursework. Typically, the 24 semester hours of coursework can be completed in one academic year. Students may work at a more flexible rate if needed. All coursework, however, must be completed within four years from the date of matriculation.

Concentrated Specialties

Seated LLM students may choose from one of the following concentrations:

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Seated LLM Concentrations (On-campus only)

Corporate Law & Finance

With more than one million companies incorporated in Delaware, there is no better place to pursue a master of laws in corporate law and finance than Delaware Law. Our location in Wilmington – often referred to as the “Corporate Capital of America” – gives you a front-row seat to courts and law firms on the leading edge of corporate law.

Offered through our Institute of Delaware Corporate and Business Law, the LLM in corporate law and finance is designed to prepare you for a successful future in today’s fast-paced global marketplace.

The master of laws in corporate law and finance degree is open to U.S. attorneys, as well as foreign-trained attorneys, which brings diversity and opportunity for career growth by establishing relationships with colleagues from around the world.

To earn a LLM in corporate law and finance, students must complete 24 semester hours of coursework at the graduate level, in corporate-related areas like commercial law, business acquisitions, or intellectual property. Graduate courses in corporate law and finance are worth between two and four semester hours of credit. At least 18 of the 24 semester hours must be completed in residence at Delaware Law, although students may complete this residence requirement as either a full-time or part-time student.

In order to qualify for the LLM, students must complete all program requirements within four years from the date of matriculation.

Required courses:
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Principles
  • Securities Regulation
  • Colloquium or Seminar: Advanced Corporations

Additional required courses for students who have received their legal training abroad:

  • LLM Research, Writing, and Analysis
  • LLM Critical Legal Analysis and Writing
Elective Courses

Beyond the required courses, LLM students may choose corporate-related upper-level courses listed in the Delaware Law catalog to fulfil the electives requirement. Course offerings and credits per course are subject to change from year to year.

American Legal Studies (on-campus only)

Available only to foreign-educated students who have completed a first degree in law from an academically qualified non-U.S. law school. This concentration can help foreign-trained attorneys prepare for a bar exam and legal practice in the United States. LLM American Legal System and LLM Research, Writing, and Analysis courses are required, as well as Professional Responsibility. Students must also take at least six credits of foundational or bar-tested courses, such as:

  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law
  • Federal Income Tax
  • Criminal Procedure I and II
  • Federal Civil Procedure
  • Property I and II
  • Torts
  • Administrative Law
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Evidence
  • Constitutional Law

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