The Executive LL.M. Experience

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In this intensive program, you will gain an expert foundation in U.S. business law and advance your understanding of how these critical legal concepts function within an international framework. You will take courses from Columbia’s renowned corporate law faculty and connect with a cohort of students from around the world.

Designed for lawyers who have a minimum of approximately five years of professional experience, the Executive LL.M. program allows you to complete your degree within one calendar year and with minimal time spent away from home. This accelerated program combines online courses with an intensive 12-week residency on Columbia Law School’s campus in New York.


International lawyers require a nuanced understanding of American law to navigate the most complex cross-border transactions. As a candidate for the Executive LL.M. in Global Business Law, you will learn directly from Columbia Law’s exceptional faculty, giving you an expert foundation in U.S. business law while also advancing your understanding of how U.S. legal concepts compare to and fit into an international framework.


As an Executive LL.M. student, you will be part of an intimate cohort of high-achieving colleagues practicing all over the world. You will have the opportunity to build relationships with fellow lawyers who not only provide you with different perspectives in courses and project work, but will support you throughout your career.


More than a credential, the Columbia Executive LL.M. expands and deepens your already-established career, positioning you to advance even more quickly and make greater impact as a trusted counselor and strategist to your clients and colleagues.


The expertise and skills you gain in the Executive LL.M. program will enhance your professional value and position you for leadership across cultures, organizations, and boundaries.