The flexible structure of the IBT LLM program permits students to choose their coursework with respect to interests and goals. Students may pursue a concentration within the IBT LLM curriculum by selecting at least 4 courses within a clearly defined category.
A full-time student may earn the degree in one academic year (or over 2 consecutive semesters); a part-time student may earn the degree in 2 years. Generally, the time limit for completing the program is 3 years from the time of matriculation.
All international students on student visas should plan to complete the program as full-time students. International students must be enrolled in at least 9 credits per term, except for the final term, and have up to 18 months to complete the program.
1. All IBT LLM students are required to complete a minimum of 24 semester credits in the IBT LLM curriculum, not to exceed 30 semester credits. Coursework must include:
L4315 – International Business Transactions and at least one of the following drafting/negotiation courses: Contracts Drafting, Corporate Drafting Seminar, Negotiation and Drafting in an International Business Transactions Context, Protecting Intellectual Property in International Business, or another course focused on drafting and negotiation skills approved by the Director of the IBT LLM.
Please refer to the course descriptions page.
2. All students who obtained a primary law degree outside of the United States must also take L4064 – Introduction to the American Legal System. This counts toward the required 24 semester credits. Exceptions may apply.
3. All students in the IBT LLM must maintain an overall GPA of 2.7 to remain in good standing.