Barclay School of Law also offers the Master of Laws (LLM) degree which is designed for students with Juris Doctorate degree (JD), Bachelor’s degree in the letter of Law (LLB) or its equivalent. The degree is designed to help students develop specialized skills and expertise in their field of study. It is a post Juris Doctorate degree and require 39 semester credit hours for completion. The program usually takes one year for completion. Thesis requirements for the MLS and LLM are the same, students may elect to work on a capstone. Students enrolled in the concurrent MLS/JSD programs are required to submit a research thesis as final research project.
All Students admitted in the programs are required to stay in close contact with their faculty mentor. They will enroll in individual courses related to their area of concentration, which will cumulate into the defending of the required research thesis or capstone. The Master of Laws (LLM) is offered in the following concentrations:
• American Law (for non-US law schools graduates)
• International Business Law
• Compliance and Wealth Management
• Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
• Inter-Cultural and Human Rights
• International Dispute Resolution and Arbitration
• International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
• International Estate Planning
• International Finance and Financial Law
• International Law Studies
• International Trade Relations and Investment Law
• International Tax and Financial Services
Note: Graduates of the Master of Legal Studies are eligible to enroll in the Doctor of Juridical Science degree (JSD) program. Students can also enroll in the programs concurrently. Students enrolled in the concurrent MLS/JSD will have 30 semester credits of the MLS program transfer towards the 66 required semester credits hours for the JSD.
Some courses for the JSD/LLM/MLS concentration are listed in the course description.