Global Financial Regulation

Major: Global Financial Regulation

Degree Awarded: Master of Laws (LLM)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Minimum Required Credits: 32.0
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 22.0205
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code:
 23-1011

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 551Compliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation & Reporting4.0
LSTU 554Risk Assessment and Management4.0
Foreign-trained students may also be required to complete one or more of the following:
Introduction to the Legal System
Legal Research and Analysis
Electives *24.0
Select from the list below.
Ethics and Professional Standards
Compliance Communications
Foundations of Financial Regulation
Legal Regulation of Global Financial Crimes
Legal Regulation of Investment Advisers
Legal Regulation of Investment Companies
Broker/Dealer Regulation
Banking Law
Information Privacy Law
The Law and Strategies Surrounding Cybersecurity
European Union Data Privacy and Protection
Thesis I –Scholarly Legal Writing: Planning and Preparation
Thesis II – Scholarly Legal Writing: Writing, Refining, and Presentation
Total Credits32.0
*

Substitutions can be made upon approval.

Sample Plan of Study  

First Year (Part-Time)
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
LSTU 5514.0LSTU 5544.0Electives8.0VACATION
Elective4.0Elective4.0  
 8 8 8 0
Second Year (Part-Time)
FallCreditsWinterCredits  
Elective4.0Elective4.0  
 4 4  
Total Credits 32
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