Our LL.M. students receive a solid grounding in the fundamentals of American law through required foundational classes in Legal Research and Writing and Introduction to American Law. The remainder of the program is elective. Students will work with the academic advisor to design their own curriculum tailored to their particular career goals.
Some students choose to take courses that give a broad foundation in legal theory and the American legal system. Others choose instead to specialize in areas like commercial law, international law, intellectual property, environmental law, or criminal law, gaining a more sophisticated expertise in their discipline.
Below are some suggested sample course selections for students interested in following these different paths. Not all of the classes listed below are offered every year.
An Overview of American Law
Many students prefer to take courses in several different fields, giving them a solid overview of the structure of American law. There are of course many possible paths to take, depending on your specific areas of interest. The sample schedule below is one example of a plan that would give a student exposure to some of the most fundamental topics in U.S. law.