The Executive LLM is a post-graduate law program designed to meet the needs of working professionals who want to advance their careers by mastering the complexities of US law at a pace that works for them.
The Executive LLM is designed to meet the needs of working professionals who want a program that is compatible with their busy lives. Combining two three-month academic quarters on our Boston campus with a flexible schedule of online study, the Executive LLM allows you to master the complexities of US law at a pace that works for you.
Executive LLM students have the same access to our distinguished faculty as traditional LLM students and have the same opportunity to take courses in a wide variety of timely and challenging practice areas, including health policy, human rights, international business law, and law and economic development.
Program consists of 2 terms of on-ground study in Boston as well as a flexible schedule of online study
Flexible online format allows students to study at their own pace
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Executive LLM General Requirements
Like other LLM students, Executive LLM students complete 33 credits, as outlined below. Students without a US JD begin by taking an intensive two-week Introduction to American Law course and a full term of Legal Research and Writing. Otherwise, students are free to choose their own courses from among those offered on campus or online.
First Term: On-Campus Courses
Introduction to American Law (3 credits) (2-week intensive course)
Legal Research and Writing (3 credits)
One or two elective courses (2-4 credits each)
Two or three elective courses (3-4 credits each)
Second On-Campus Term
Three or four elective courses (2-4 credits each)
SAMPLE ON-CAMPUS COURSE OFFERINGS
US Civil Procedure
Trusts and Estates
SAMPLE ONLINE COURSE OFFERINGS
Law and Organizational Management
Law and Strategy
Mergers and Acquisitions
Negotiation and Advocacy
When it comes to giving students the opportunity to learn by doing, there’s simply no place like Northeastern. Our signature Cooperative Legal Education Program guarantees you a year of full-time work experience. No other law school program comes close — indeed, The National Jurist ranks Northeastern as the #1 law school for practical training.
While other law schools might give students the chance to work over the summer or experience a part-time internship or externship, only Northeastern integrates four quarters of full-time employment into its curriculum, giving you four opportunities to:
Collaborate full time with working lawyers, contributing to the resolution of actual cases for real clients
Make an impact in a professional setting just about anywhere in the world, from New York to South Africa
Try out a variety of work environments and explore diverse areas of the law in depth
The benefits of co-op extend far beyond graduating with an impressive resume. You and your peers will bring lessons learned on co-op into the classroom, creating a vibrant intellectual exchange that builds with each new experience. You may end up accepting a full-time position with one of your co-op employers, as a significant number of our graduates do. Most important, you’ll have the experience to know exactly where you want to go in your career and the confidence and credentials to get there.
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