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Executive LL.M. in Securities and Financial Regulation

The Executive LL.M. in Securities & Financial Regulation is offered to both domestic and foreign trained lawyers with a first degree in law (J.D. or equivalent degree).

Online Program Experience at Georgetown University Law Center

Georgetown Law has been offering fully online degree programs since the Spring of 2012. Executive LL.M. students in Securities & Financial Regulation use the same tested and proven systems which have been used in our other online programs. Students participate in online Securities & Financial Regulation courses by viewing videos of courses offered on campus, interacting with their professors and classmates using online discussion boards, and taking a final exam at the end of each course.

Our Executive LL.M. in Securities & Financial Regulation not only offers students the same high-quality instruction and learning experience as the traditional LL.M. in Securities & Financial Regulation, but it also allows students the flexibility to attend class and complete assignments at times that are convenient to them. 

Degree Requirements and Curriculum

The Executive LL.M. in Securities & Financial Regulation is completed on a part-time basis. Part-time students must generally complete their degree requirements within three years (with possible extensions for up to two additional years).

The Executive program curriculum includes courses similar to the courses offered in our LL.M. in Securities & Financial Regulation program. Like their resident counterparts, students enrolled in the Executive program are required to take a total of 24 credits of coursework, and 16 of these credits must be selected from courses in the Securities & Financial Regulation field.

Like the Securities & Financial Regulation LL.M. program, students must have prior or concurrent completion of a basic course in Securities Regulation. Note: This course does not count toward the required 16 Securities credits but, if taken as part of the student's LL.M program, may count as elective credit toward the 24 total academic credits required for the degree.

For non-resident students, a rotating selection of seven or more courses will be offered on an annual basis. In addition, non-resident students will take the same examinations as resident students and will be graded on the same curve.Admission to the program will be based on the same criteria as the resident student program.

Curriculum

The Curriculum for the Executive LL.M. in Securities & Financial Regulation is expected to include the following courses. Note: Not all courses are offered every year, but all courses should be offered at least once during the three-year part-time student tenure.

For non-resident students, a rotating selection of six or more courses are offered on an annual basis. The selection is broken down into four categories: (1) Foundational Courses; (2) Introductory Fundamental Courses; (3) Advanced Fundamental Courses; and (4) Elective Courses.

We expect that most students in this program will select all or almost all of their courses from the first three categories.The fourth category, Elective Courses, consists mostly of classes designed for students in the Executive LL.M. in Tax program. Depending on their particular interests, some students whose focus is financial regulation may wish to take one or more tax courses. There is also one course designed for foreign-educated students seeking an introduction to U.S. law.

Foundational Courses

Foundational courses are courses either strongly recommended or required for all Securities & Financial Regulation students.The value of these courses requires that they be offered each year.

Introductory Fundamental Courses

Introductory Fundamental Courses are courses fundamental to certain students in the program, depending on their Securities &Financial Regulation career path, and may have a prerequisite of one or more of the Foundational Courses listed above.These courses are not necessary for students to take to complete the program.Courses on this list may be offered in any semester during the academic year. We expect that each will be offered at least once every three years, but no more than once every other year.

Advanced Fundamental Courses

Advanced Fundamental Courses are courses fundamental to certain students in the program, depending on their specific career path, but have as a prerequisite, one or more of the Foundational Courses or Introductory Fundamental Courses listed above.These courses are not necessary for students to take to complete the program.Courses on this list will be scheduled during the spring semester to ensure that students admitted the previous fall have the ability to complete the prerequisites prior to enrolling in the course.We expect that these courses will be offered at least once every three years, but no more than once every other year.

Executive Elective Courses 

Executive Elective Courses are courses, that do not fall under the heading of Securities and Financial Regulation, but may be taken by Securities & Financial Regulation students in completion of their total credit requirement. Students may take up to ten credit hours worth of electives. We expect that these courses will be offered at least once every three years and may be offered every year and will be available online.

Technology

Each online class is captured and streamed by Georgetown's audio/visual partner, Classroom 24/7. At Orientation, online students will be provided with a video account, which will allow them access to the videos for registered courses. Classes are typically available to view online approximately 24-48 hours after they are captured.

Admission Requirements

The Executive LL.M. in Securities & Financial Regulation is open to both domestic and foreign-trained attorneys. Like all of the Law Center's graduate degree programs, admission to the Executive LL.M. in Securities and Financial Regulation is highly competitive. A basic course in Securities Regulation is required for all applicants.For more information about admission, please contact our Graduate Admissions Team at lawllmadmis@georgetown.edu.

Tuition and Fees

Executive LL.M. Securities & Financial Regulation students will be charged tuition at the normal Law Center rates. For part-time students the 2016-2017 tuition rate is $2,340.00 per credit hour.

More Information

For more information about the Executive LL.M. in Securities & Financial Regulation program, please contact Cynthia Rockwell, Director for Executive and Online Programs, by telephone at (202) 662-9793 or by e-mail at clr72@law.georgetown.edu.

*Please be advised that Georgetown University Law Center is required to seek approval in several states in order to offer courses online. If we receive an application from a student in a state where we are not authorized, we are required to withhold any offer of admission until the time at which we are authorized by the applicant's state of domicile/residence.If the application cannot be approved prior to the date of matriculation (the first day of classes), your application fee will be refunded.

**Please also be advised that Georgetown University Law Center is required to seek approval in several countries in order to offer courses online.International applicants will be considered on an individual basis.

***Special Information for Maryland Residents: Georgetown University Law Center has been approved by the state of Maryland to offer online courses to residents of that state. Under Maryland law, we are required to provide certain information to students, which relates to our program's registration status with the state as well as procedures for Maryland residents to file complaints or grievances with the Law Center. The Georgetown University Law Center Student Handbook governs the internal student complaint process. Please see the General Administrative Policies section (specifically pp. 78-79). Maryland law provides a student with the right to appeal a final outcome of an institution's grievance procedure by following the Maryland Higher Education Commission Student Complaint Process.

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