Designed for business lawyers educated outside the United States, the Graduate Program in Law and Business (LLM/Kellogg program) offers students a unique opportunity to study both business law and management techniques at two of America's leading schools in the fields of law and business--the Northwestern University School of Law and the Kellogg School of Management. Graduates of this program are awarded an LLM degree and a certificate in business administration.
All classes meet on Northwestern's Chicago campus. Students are expected to be in residence for the entire one-year program, which begins with a mandatory orientation in mid-June and ends the following mid-June.
The intensive curriculum consists of upper-level course work at both schools. The law courses emphasize corporate, commercial, and transactional studies, while the Kellogg courses cover introductory and more advanced principles of management, marketing, and finance.
Students take at least 18 credits (six to eight courses) but no more than 25 credits in law. All law classes are taken with Northwestern's JD students.
Students take a minimum of six to a maximum of eight courses in management and may choose their electives in one subject. They work on team projects with Kellogg students. Kellogg courses for this program are taught by regular Kellogg faculty on the Chicago campus in the evening. LLM/Kellogg students take six required courses and may take one - two electives from Kellogg. Further information about Kellogg courses can be found on the Kellogg Web site.
Applicants to the LLM/Kellogg degree program must hold a first degree in law from a university or college whose law degree requirements are comparable to Northwestern's. Students must also have a high level of English profiency. Foreign applicants whose native language is not English must submit an official copy of their TOEFL score report. Applications are due January 17. Refer to the links below for more information about applying.
For questions related to LLM/Kellogg admissions, please contact Cristina Gapasin, senior associate director, at (312) 503-1202 or email@example.com.
Tuition and Financial Aid
Although no financial aid awards or teaching or research fellowships are available, non-U.S. citizens may apply for the University-administered NU Loan. A U.S. citizen or permanent resident must cosign the loan.
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Center for Career Strategy and Advancement
LLM/Kellogg students have a dedicated full-time Career Advisor in the Center for Career Strategy and Advancement ("Career Center"). The LLM/Kellogg program does not prepare students for permanent employment in the United States, rather the Career Center will assist students who wish to seek internships, visiting or foreign attorney positions in the US as well as enhanced employment opportunities at home. We provide training and workshops on all aspects of a job search in the US including "Preparing a US-style Cover Letter and Resume", "Researching and Networking", "Interviewing". In addition, we allow students to develop their practical skills through a Mock Interview Program and Etiquette dinners. Please note, LLM/Kellogg students do not have access to Kellogg career services, all of the resources are provided through the Law School Career Center.