Courses

Exec LLM students with professor

Curriculum Philosophy

The Executive LL.M. in Global Business Law was designed with the understanding that the international business lawyers of the future require (i) a strong foundation in U.S. business law, which plays a key role in cross-border transactions, and (ii) an opportunity to study specialized aspects of international business transactions that closely relate to their practice.


As such, the required courses explore the fundamentals of U.S. business law, including Contract and Corporate Law. Our American Corporate Law course, in particular, will include a comparative perspective, allowing students to compare the U.S. approach to approaches in other jurisdictions. The electives, in turn, allow students to tailor their studies to focus on a particular aspect of international business law, such as mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and valuation, global antitrust, and commercial arbitration. The colloquium serves as an integrative experience, bringing together the domestic and international issues studied in the doctrinal courses with leading attorneys and other business leaders who are focused on international transactions. The goal of the colloquium is to give students a concrete understanding of how the legal issues studied in the classroom play out in practice.

Courses

The following courses are required as part of the Executive LL.M.*:

  • Introduction to American Law (Prof. Kendall Thomas)
  • American Contract Law (Prof. Jody Kraus)
  • American Corporate Law (Prof. Katharina Pistor)
  • Professional Responsibility in Global Business (Prof. Philip Genty)
  • Colloquium in Global Business Law (Prof. Ed Morrison with Practitioners)
    • Financial Statement Analysis
    • International Criminal Investigations
    • Commercial Finance
    • International Banking and Finance: The Challenges.
    • International Securities Regulation
    • International Business Transactions
    • International Antitrust
    • Corporate Governance: Who Is In Charge?

*Professors listed are teaching for the 2019 program.

For the 2019 program, students will choose three of the following elective courses*:

Students will make their elective choices during the first week of the Summer Residency.

*Professors listed are teaching for the 2019 program.

Summer Residency Sample Schedule