Joint JD/IBT LLM degree
The Joint JD/IBT LLM is a specialized program available to students pursuing or intending to pursue their JD at the Sturm College of Law who wish to supplement or focus their legal training in the area of International Business Transactions as well as to enhance the value of their on-going legal education.
The objective of the Joint JD/IBT LLM degree is to offer a comprehensive JD curriculum supplemented with in-depth exposure to international commercial law. The LLM degree enhances JD program objectives by providing a strong theoretical and practical education equipping graduates with the skills necessary to provide immediate and valuable contributions to the legal community. Cooperatively, the programs will also provide a platform for participating students to interact with employers, practitioners, and scholars in the field of international business.
Currently accepting Joint JD/IBT LLM degree applications on rolling basis from students meeting required prerequisites.
Please contact Marina Logachev directly with questions regarding joint degree requirements and application process.
Application Process and Eligibility:
Students wishing to pursue the two degrees concurrently shall make separate application to both the College of Law and the IBT LLM Program for admission to their respective programs. An offer of admission to either degree program is not contingent upon an offer of admission to the other.
A student may apply for participation in the dual degree program after he/she has begun work on the JD degree, but generally no later than completing the 3rd semester of the JD degree. The application into the IBT LLM program with the intent of pursuing a joint JD/IBT LLM will be open following JD-cadidate’s completion of first semester of the JD curriculum and close before beginning of the 3rd semester of the JD program (timelines/deadlines will vary based on individual circumstances).
Any student applying to the dual degree after completing the 3rd semester of the JD program must first obtain permission of the Office of Graduate Studies to be considered eligible. However, a student may not apply for admission to the dual degree program after either degree has been completed. The provisions of this agreement are intended to apply only to students who are working concurrently on the two degrees at the University of Denver.
For 2012 – 2013 Admissions cycle, students who are currently in their first and second year of the JD program at SCOL are eligible to apply for a dual JD/LLM degree.
JD Program Requirements remain unchanged except for a 10 semester credit hour reduction of the total requirement necessary for graduation (from at least ninety (90) to at least eighty (80)).
All Roche LLM in IBT Program Requirements remain unchaged. All students (domestic and international) must complete LAWS 4315 (International Business Transactions: Survey) for 3 semester credits. In addition, all students must complete at least additional 21 semester credit hours of approved electives. All students must have at least one approved course focused on drafting and/or negotiation.