Global Financial Regulation

Major: Global Financial Regulation

Degree Awarded: Master of Laws (LLM)
Calendar Type: Semester
Total Credit Hours: 24.0
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 22.0205
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code:

NOTE: Effective Fall 2022, this program is now on the quarter calendar. Please see the new catalog page, Global Financial Regulation.

About the Program

The LLM degree is designed experienced for domestic and international attorneys who are looking for advanced skills in legal regulatory analysis and policy pertinent to their practices. As the world continues to become more globalized and the business of banking and finance becomes increasingly regulated both domestically and abroad, legal employers including retail banks, investment firms, government agencies and law firms seek lawyers with deeper understanding of the complex interaction between these regulations and the industry to better serve their clients or business interests. LLM students must hold a JD or its international equivalent. This degree is not designed to prepare students for any Bar Exam.

Admission Requirements

Domestic students must have earned a JD from an ABA accredited law school.

International students must have an earned Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) or its equivalent. Admissions will be based on applicant grades from their prior institutions. No entry exam is required except that students who have completed their first law degree program in a language other than English will be required to have a minimum score on the TOEFL or a comparable exam.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses
LSTU 501SCompliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation & Reporting3.0
LSTU 507SRisk Assessment and Management3.0
Foreign-trained students may also be required to complete one or more of the following:
Introduction to United States Legal Systems
Introduction to the Legal System
Legal Research and Analysis
Students will take 18 additional credits of course offerings (or 12 credits of course offerings plus Thesis I & II).
Foreign and Domestic Investment in Africa's Natural Resources: Law, Policy, and Sustainability
Project Finance for Infrastructure Development in Africa
Securities Regulation
Legal Regulation of Global Financial Crimes
Legal Regulation of Investment Advisers
Legal Regulation of Investment Companies
Broker/Dealer Regulation
Banking Law
European Union Data Privacy and Protection
Health Care Finance
International Business Transactions
Foreign and International Legal Research
Thesis I –Scholarly Legal Writing: Planning and Preparation
Thesis II – Scholarly Legal Writing: Writing, Refining, and Presentation
Ethics and Professional Standards
Information Privacy Law
Total Credits24.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year (Part-Time)
LAW 730S3.0LAW 736S3.0
LSTU 501S3.0LSTU 507S3.0
 6 6
Second Year (Part-Time)
LAW 998S3.0LAW 737S3.0
LSTU 502S3.0LAW 999S3.0
 6 6
Total Credits 24
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