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. A juris doctor (JD) degree or a first degree in law from an academically qualified non-U.S. law school is required. Applicants with a U.S. juris doctor degree must be a graduate of an ABA-approved law school juris doctor program. Please note 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:
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.
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.
The Global Financial and Cyber Crimes concentration is a unique program that provide attorneys with the specialty skills and expertise needed to expand their legal career into financial fraud. With financial crimes occurring more frequently, especially with the convenience of digital information, companies are looking for skilled professionals who can help them fight against fraud. Students will expand their law background by focusing on the regulations and laws that impact finances, from reporting regulations for companies, to tax penalties and fraud investigation. Foreign-trained attorneys are required to take Introduction to Law and Critical Legal Analysis and Writing.
Non-JD Program Online Course Descriptions (pdf) -updated 03/22/21
Expand your understanding of corporate law, health law, compliance, and more through our graduate enrichment courses. Non-matriculated students can take up to three courses without applying to a specific program.
Boost your professional expertise across a variety of subjects, including:
Our graduate enrichment courses are offered throughout the year beginning in January, May, and August.
If you choose this non-matriculation option, you may go on to enroll for a master of laws (LL.M.) degree or graduate certificate in any one of our programs:
Only courses with grades of B or better may be transferred into these master’s degree programs.
Our online courses accommodate the working professional who seeks to improve employment opportunities or to simply keep pace with changing regulatory requirements.
A juris doctor (J.D.) degree or first degree in law from an academically qualified non-U.S. law school is required.
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