The Law Center offers an extensive curriculum of courses in securities, financial regulation, and related subjects. This broad selection can be attributed in part to the rich talent pool from which Georgetown draws adjunct faculty. Students seeking to select Securities courses should consult the LL.M. Course Guide for Securities & Financial Regulation.
Although not strictly required, there are three core courses that are recommended for all Securities LL.M. students: Corporate Governance, Disclosure Under the Federal Securities Laws, and Fraud and Fiduciary Duties under the Federal Securities Laws. In addition, it is recommended that all Securities LL.M. students take one of the several accounting courses that are offered.
Note: The Georgetown Law Student Handbook of Academic Policies details the Law Center 's academic rules and requirements. Whenever the Student Handbook conflicts with the summaries on this Website, the terms of the Student Handbook control. Students should refer to the Student Handbook that corresponds to their year of matriculation.
Graduate students who received their J.D. from law schools in the United States must complete 24 academic credits. Sixteen (16) of these credits must be completed in courses listed under Securities and Financial Regulation (Securities) in the Law Center's Course Schedules. Before matriculating in the Securities program, U.S. students must have completed successfully a basic law school course in securities regulation. At the discretion of the Graduate Admissions Committee, an applicant for this degree who has not completed the prerequisite course, but who is otherwise qualified, may be permitted to enroll in Securities Regulation in the applicant's first semester (as a full-time student) or first year (as a part-time student) at the Law Center. Credit for this course will count toward the 24 academic credits required for the degree but not toward the 16 credits that must be taken in Securities courses.
Graduate students trained outside the United States must complete 20 academic credits, including 14 credits in courses listed under Securities and Financial Regulation section in the Course Schedule. Securities Regulation (either the 2-credit, 3-credit, or 4-credit version) counts towards the required 14 credits. The Student Handbook sets forth all degree requirements (in addition to required courses). Students must also either participate in the Foundations of American Law summer program or complete the required one-credit course for international students, U.S. Legal Discourse.