Professor Jamal Greene lectures to students in classroom.

Curriculum Philosophy

We have designed the Executive LL.M. in Global Business Law around the idea that the international business lawyers of the future require (i) a 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 are closely related to their career ambitions.

As such, the required courses explore the fundamentals of U.S. business law, including contracts and corporations. The corporations 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 international securities regulation, international trade law, international anti-trust, and international copyright. The colloquium serves as an integrative experience, bringing together the domestic and international issues studied in the courses during conversations 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 the real world.

Required 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)
  • Corporations (Prof. Katharina Pistor)
  • Colloquium (Prof. Ed Morrison)
  • Professional Responsibility

Elective Courses 

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

  • Advanced Corporate Law: Mergers and Acquisitions (Prof. Eric Talley)
  • American Constitutional Law (Prof. Jamal Greene)
  • Comparative and International Antitrust  (Prof. Anu Bradford)
  • Corporate Finance  (Prof. Albert Choi)
  • International Commercial Arbitration (Prof. George Bermann and Robert Smit)
  • Negotiation Workshop (Prof. Alexandra Carter)

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