"What I like about the curriculum is that it is focused on essential skills that any law student needs. The curriculum gives individual attention to work on specific needed skills...with a focus on seeing the big picture of the legal system in the United States."
-Abdullah Alhoqail, LL.M. '10
In the first year of the program, students take a set of required courses taught by law faculty that focus on legal analysis, legal writing, and U.S. legal methods. These required courses include:
- U.S. Legal Discourse
- U.S. Legal Methods
- Law, Society and Culture
- Transnational Legal Workshop
- U.S. Legal Culture
Additionally, all students take English for International Lawyers. This course, taught by a Ph.D. linguist and an American J.D., combines studying English with law-related reading, writing, and discussion.
In the spring semester of the first year, in addition to this specialized curriculum, students will select a course in the regular LL.M. program to take for credit or as an audit.
After the first year of the program, students choose their LL.M. degree specialty (International Legal Studies, International Business and Economic Law, Securities and Financial Regulation, Taxation, or the General LL.M), and during the second year, take a minimum of 8 credits per semester to complete the requirements for their chosen LL.M. degree.