master of laws (LLM)
at Delaware Law is designed for attorneys from the U.S. and abroad who seek to expand their knowledge in a specialized area of current practice—or who want to develop a new area of legal expertise. The program welcomes graduates of American JD programs as well as international students who have completed a degree in law from a qualifying non-U.S. law school.
Students who choose to complete a general master of laws program at Delaware Law School in a seated class format, may enjoy campus life with our on-campus housing, access to exercise facilities, involvement in student clubs, and the opportunity to visit local courthouses and government.
We are pleased to offer some of our general master of laws programs in an
. Please note, however, that the LLM programs that are offered entirely online will not by themselves permit the graduate to take a bar examination in the United States.
To earn a general LLM, students must complete 24 semester hours of coursework. Typically, the 24 semester hours of coursework can be completed in one academic year. Students in an online LLM program have the option to structure their program at a more flexible pace, completing the program over two years. All coursework, however, must be completed within four years from the date of matriculation.
LLM CONCENTRATIONS (ON-CAMPUS ONLY)
Corporate Law & Finance (on-campus only)
With more than one million companies incorporated in Delaware, there is no better place to pursue a master of laws in corporate law and finance than Delaware Law. Our location in Wilmington – often referred to as the “Corporate Capital of America” – gives you a front-row seat to courts and law firms on the leading edge of corporate law.
To earn a LLM in corporate law and finance, students must complete 24 semester hours of coursework at the graduate level, in corporate-related areas like commercial law, business acquisitions, or intellectual property. Graduate courses in corporate law and finance are worth between two and four semester hours of credit. At least 18 of the 24 semester hours must be completed in residence at Delaware Law, although students may complete this residence requirement as either a full-time or part-time student.
In order to qualify for the LLM, students must complete all program requirements within four years from the date of matriculation.
Colloquium or Seminar: Advanced Corporations
Additional required courses for students who have received their legal training abroad:
LLM Research, Writing, and Analysis
LLM Critical Legal Analysis and Writing
American Legal Studies (on-campus only)
Available only to foreign-educated students who have completed a first degree in law from an academically qualified non-U.S. law school. This concentration can help foreign-trained attorneys prepare for a bar exam and legal practice in the United States. LLM American Legal System and LLM Research, Writing, and Analysis courses are required, as well as Professional Responsibility. Students must also take at least six credits of foundational or bar-tested courses, such as:
- Criminal Law
- Federal Income Tax
- Criminal Procedure I and II
- Federal Civil Procedure
- Property I and II
- Administrative Law
- Wills and Trusts
- Constitutional Law
LLM CONCENTRATIONS (ONLINE ONLY)
-Corporate and Business Law (online only)
Delaware Law’s Corporate and Business Law LLM concentration seeks to provide students with the skills and knowledge to succeed and excel in the world of business. Exciting course offerings include Corporate Deviance, Corporate Regulatory Rules and Standards, Business Principles, Business Organizations, Securities Regulations, and more. This is a new degree program. Please note that some classes may not be offered if enrollment capacity is not met. If this occurs, students will have the option of transferring to the Corporate Law Regulatory Analysis & Compliance LLM program.
- Corporate Law Regulatory Analysis & Compliance (online only)
This unique program prepares candidates to respond effectively to new and complex regulatory demands. Students will explore the role of in-house counsel, the corporate compliance office, the elements of compliance, risk assessment, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, codes of conduct, crisis management, corporate integrity agreements, deferred prosecution and non-prosecution agreements, and corporate social responsibility. Students will learn the basic regulatory framework and will be trained in the skills that are essential for any compliance professional. Foreign-trained attorneys are required to take Introduction to Law and Critical Legal Analysis & Writing.
- Health Law Regulatory Analysis & Compliance (online only)
This concentration is designed for attorneys who seek to expand their skills and experience in the health care field with a specialized focus on regulatory compliance. Students will explore the roll of in-house counsel, the corporate compliance office, the elements of compliance, risk assessment, the False Claims Act, codes of conduct, and corporate integrity agreements. Students will learn the basic regulatory framework and will be trained in the skills that are essential for any compliance professional. Foreign-trained attorneys are required to take Introduction to Law and Critical Legal Analysis & Writing.
- Higher Education Compliance (online only)
This concentration seeks to expand the role of the compliance officer in higher education, by offering knowledge of the regulations that impact higher education, and providing practical skills assessments focusing on how to develop, implement, and maintain a compliance program in a higher education institution. Exciting course offerings include Higher Education Law. Higher Education Compliance, Higher Education Rules and Standards, Risk Management & Auditing, and Monitoring and Reporting. Foreign-trained attorneys are required to take Introduction to Law and Critical Legal Analysis & Writing.
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For more information, or to request a copy of the curriculum or course offerings for the general LLM concentrations, please contact our Graduate Programs Office (http://delawarelaw.widener.edu/prospective-students/graduate-programs/contact-us/
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