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Columbia's Vanguard Executive LL.M. Program

The Columbia Executive LL.M. in Global Business Law is an accelerated hybrid program designed for high-achieving, experienced lawyers ready to advance their careers, build a global network, and take the lead in complex cross-border transactions. 

Globalization has transformed the legal landscape. Success in today's interconnected economy requires a nuanced understanding of U.S. law and principles. Columbia's Executive LL.M. is tailored for lawyers in international practice with approximately five years of experience. Our program provides an expert foundation in U.S. business law and translates essential legal concepts within an international framework. 


World-Class Faculty

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Edward Morrison
Charles Evans Gerber Professor of Law, Executive LL.M. Faculty Director

“International business lawyers need a foundation in U.S. business law, which plays such a key role in many cross-border transactions. Our Executive LL.M. builds that foundation while also providing the opportunity to study specialized areas of business and law that relate directly to your career ambitions.”

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Anu Bradford
Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization

“Executive LL.M. students will be part of an intimate cohort of practitioners from around the world, joining Columbia’s global network of leaders in law across borders, jurisdictions, subject matters, sectors, and industries.”

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Kendall Thomas
Nash Professor of Law and director of the Center for the Study of Law and Culture

“Successful lawyers do more than craft deals and execute transactions. They are leaders in their places of work and in the profession as a whole. Our Executive LL.M. program will not only help you develop your leadership capacities but will give you tools and strategies for effectively communicating your unique skills and professional value.

Learn more about the Executive LL.M. Faculty.