The online Master of Laws (LLM) program helps working lawyers master the complexities of the U.S. law environment and global practice of law in a flexible learning format.
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Northeastern University offers a Master of Laws (LLM) program with a 100% online learning format option designed for internationally-trained lawyers and U.S.-trained lawyers to enhance their practical skills and foundational knowledge of the ever-changing U.S. legal environment, and the global practice of law. The online LLM program positions students to take advantage of Northeastern University’s global network through dynamic interactions that spark lively online discussions based on a wide range of issues, including intellectual property, technology, privacy and international business. As students prepare to assume leadership positions in law and business across the globe, they’ll navigate complex legal issues and analyze the way in which lawyers are increasingly called upon not only to provide legal expertise for their clients, but also to engage as partners in developing new models for businesses, nonprofits, and governments worldwide.
You'll shape your own experiences in this program—drawing from industry-informed curriculum in three areas: Intellectual Property and Technology Law, International Business Law, and Bar Examination Preparation Law.
Students who have obtained their first law degree outside the U.S. will gain substantive knowledge of U.S. law concepts to prepare for the California bar exam, and exams in other qualifying jurisdictions, including New York for students with appropriate training in certain common law countries through the Bar Examination Preparation Track.
Students will also have the opportunity to participate in an optional one week California legal immersion summer experience, where they will visit legal and governmental institutions in the San Francisco Bay Area, and learn real-world insights from legal leaders relating to the interplay between law, technology, and government. Through this experience, students will be able to apply the concepts they’re learning in their coursework in a real-world legal setting, giving them the confidence and credentials to take their careers to the next level.
Optional one week legal immersion summer experience in Northern California
Industry-informed curricular paths
Applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarship
Flexible learning format with courses offered 100% online, creating a global network of legal professionals
Develop substantive knowledge of the U.S. law to prepare for the California bar exam, and exams in other qualifying jurisdictions, including New York for students with appropriate training in certain common law countries
The Northeastern School of Law is ranked #1 for practical training by The National Jurist
California Legal Immersion Summer Experience
Optional one week experience in Northern California
Legal real-world insights from industry and legal leaders relating to the interplay between law, technology, and government
Visit legal and governmental institutions in the San Francisco Bay Area
"In the fast-paced technology and business spaces, lawyers who obtain specialized knowledge and skillsets are in demand. Our LLM program provides students with the resources of a leading global university and the confidence to nimbly and successfully navigate the competitive marketplace."
A graduate degree, certificate, or bootcamp from Northeastern—a top-40 university—can accelerate your career through rigorous academic coursework and hands-on professional experience in the area of your interest. Apply now—and take your career to the next level.
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Online LLM Spring Deadlines
Dean's Scholarship: December 10, 2019
Final Application Deadline: December 20, 2019
Master of Laws (LLM) Courses
Total Degree Requirements: 24 semester credits
This program offers industry-informed curricular paths that focus on Intellectual Property and Technology Law, International Business Law, and Bar Examination Preparation. You'll have the opportunity to tailor your studies by selecting courses that support your specific career objectives.
Master of Laws (LLM) Courses
Courses offered for fall 2019 and spring 2020 semesters are below, with additional courses being rolled out throughout the year. You'll work with your advisor on a coursework map that best meets your career goals.
Note: The Law 6400 Introduction to U.S. Law & Legal System course is required for students who do not have a U.S. JD.
Courses by Curricular Path
Bar Examination Preparation
LAW 6400 - Introduction to U.S. Law and Legal System
LAW 6401 - Contracts
LAW 6402 - Torts
LAW 6403 - Constitutional Law
LAW 6404 - Civil Procedure
LAW 6405 - California Professional Responsibility
Intellectual Property and Technology Law
LAW 7000 - Copyright
LAW 7002 - Intellectual Property
LAW 7004 - Trademark
LAW 7009 - Intellectual Property and Technology Law
LAW 7005 - Mergers and Acquisitions
LAW 7001 - Corporate Finance
LAW 7003 - International Sales and Commercial Arbitration
LAW 7005 - Mergers and Acquisitions
LAW 7006 - Secured Transactions
LAW 7007 - Securities Regulation
LAW 7008 - International Tax
An optional one-week on-ground immersion summer experience in the San Francisco Bay Area gives students an opportunity to learn from legal leaders at global law firms and cutting-edge technology institutions, bringing an added value to the Master of Laws online program at Northeastern.
This program is taught by expert faculty with real-world experience, providing the practical skills and industry-informed foundational knowledge needed to effectively navigate the rapidly evolving U.S. law environment and global practice of law.
The Northeastern School of Law is ranked #1 for practical training by The National Jurist.
Our faculty represents a wide cross-section of professional practices and in fields ranging from finance to education to biomedical science to management to the U.S. military. They serve as mentors and advisors and collaborate alongside students to solve the most pressing global challenges facing established and emerging markets.
By enrolling in Northeastern, you gain access to a network of more than 255,000 alumni and 3,300+ employer partners, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and global NGOs. Our current students and faculty across strategically located regional locations further foster that lifelong, global community of learning and mentoring.
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