Our online LLM programs are ideally suited for business lawyers and law graduates from around the world who are currently engaged in or interested in a business law career within government, industry, or private practice, and who wish to advance their expertise in several specialized concentrations without the expense or disruption of relocating to the United States for a traditional on-campus program. Please note, however, that the LLM programs that are offered entirely online will not by themselves permit the graduate to take a bar examination in the United States.
To earn an online general LLM, students must complete 24 semester hours of coursework. Typically, the 24 semester hours of coursework can be completed in one academic year. Students in an online LLM program have the option to structure their program at a more flexible pace, completing the program over two years. All coursework, however, must be completed within four years from the date of matriculation.
Online LLM students may choose from one of the following concentrations:
Delaware Law’s Corporate and Business Law LLM concentration seeks to provide students with the skills and knowledge to succeed and excel in the world of business. Exciting course offerings include Corporate Deviance, Corporate Regulatory Rules and Standards, Business Principles, Business Organizations, Securities Regulations, and more. This is a new degree program. Please note that some classes may not be offered if enrollment capacity is not met. If this occurs, students will have the option of transferring to the Corporate Law Regulatory Analysis & Compliance LLM program.
This unique program prepares candidates to respond effectively to new and complex regulatory demands. Students will explore the role of in-house counsel, the corporate compliance office, the elements of compliance, risk assessment, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, codes of conduct, crisis management, corporate integrity agreements, deferred prosecution and non-prosecution agreements, and corporate social responsibility. Students will learn the basic regulatory framework and will be trained in the skills that are essential for any compliance professional. Foreign-trained attorneys are required to take Introduction to Law and Critical Legal Analysis & Writing.
The Health Law concentration is designed for students seeking to advance their knowledge of the health laws. Health laws are vast and constantly changing. Stay ahead of the curve and ahead in your career with an LLM in Health Law. The health law LLM curriculum features a wide variety of health law courses, such as Healthcare Quality & Liability, Healthcare Business Transactions, Health Law Policy, and more.
This concentration is designed for attorneys who seek to expand their skills and experience in the health care field with a specialized focus on regulatory compliance. Students will explore the roll of in-house counsel, the corporate compliance office, the elements of compliance, risk assessment, the False Claims Act, codes of conduct, and corporate integrity agreements. Students will learn the basic regulatory framework and will be trained in the skills that are essential for any compliance professional. Foreign-trained attorneys are required to take Introduction to Law and Critical Legal Analysis & Writing.
This concentration seeks to expand the role of the compliance officer in higher education, by offering knowledge of the regulations that impact higher education, and providing practical skills assessments focusing on how to develop, implement, and maintain a compliance program in a higher education institution. Exciting course offerings include Higher Education Law. Higher Education Compliance, Higher Education Rules and Standards, Risk Management & Auditing, and Monitoring and Reporting. Foreign-trained attorneys are required to take Introduction to Law and Critical Legal Analysis & Writing.
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For more information, or to request a copy of the curriculum or course offerings for the general LLM concentrations, please contact our Graduate Programs Office.