Curriculum and Faculty

Curriculum

The curriculum has been designed specifically for international law graduates interested in learning about the law governing business in a global context. Students must complete 20 law credit hours to earn the LLM degree, and courses are scheduled on a modular basis throughout summer.

Our courses include Civil Procedure, Contracts, Business Associations (with attention to the law governing LLCs, partnerships, agency relationships and corporations), Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Governance and Shareholder Activism, Securities Regulation for International Issuers and Investors, and Negotiations. For added flexibility, students can choose from other courses offered based on their interests and goals: International Taxation, Business Bankruptcy, Corporate Criminal Law, Intellectual Property, Competition Law, and Competition and IP.

Students who wish to apply to the California bar should enroll in a course on ethics and professional responsibility that focuses specifically on California law. This course, along with the rest of the curriculum, is designed to satisfy the requirements for bar eligibility in California.

ELLMC students are invited to take full advantage of Northwestern Law resources. They may begin their summer term by attending the renowned Garrett Institute, offered annually, which attracts speakers from the most elite private law firms, the US Securities and Exchange Commission, and corporate general counsel with some of the largest and most sophisticated corporations. We also ensure that students have ample opportunities to meet with leading members of the legal community and the Law School alumni network.