J.D./LL.M. in Global Business and Financial Law
Enrollment in the joint J.D./LL.M. Program in Global Business and Financial Law enables a student to obtain an LL.M. in Global Business and Financial Law within one semester after receiving the J.D. degree.
Eligibility and Requirements
J.D. students may enroll in the program after completing Law 276, Personal Income Tax and Law 409, Business Organizations. To enroll, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.20 in the J.D. program, or receive the permission of the director of the program.
As a J.D. student, the joint degree candidate must take Law 361, Securities Regulation, for J.D. credit. While a J.D. student, the joint degree candidate may take no more than 12 LL.M. credits, which will count toward the hours required for the J.D. degree. A student is not permitted to take more than 12 LL.M. credits prior to earning the J.D. degree, even if the student does not intend to count the additional courses for J.D. credit. Grades received in LL.M. courses are counted in the student's J.D. grade point average. An LL.M. course may not be taken on a pass/fail basis. Tuition for LL.M. courses will be charged at the J.D. rate until the J.D. degree is received.
After earning the J.D. degree, the student will take additional LL.M. courses until 24 LL.M credits have been successfully completed, including the LL.M. courses taken while a J.D. student, and including the mandatory 3-credit Independent Research paper. To receive the LL.M. degree, the student must complete the 24 LL.M. financial services credits within a six-year period and must attain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 for all LL.M. courses taken, including those taken while a J.D. student.
A student will not receive credit toward the LL.M. degree for J.D. courses taken, including Law 361, Securities Regulation.
How to Apply
J.D. students who wish to enroll in the J.D./LL.M. in Global Business and Financial Law must complete a Registration form.
In the final semester of the J.D. program, joint degree students must complete an Application for LL.M. Degree Admission for the J.D./LL.M. Program in Global Business and Financial Law. Upon receipt of the application form and after approval by the program director, the student will be admitted to the LL.M. program for completion of the joint degree and charged the LL.M. per credit hour tuition rate.
Questions and Additional Information
For additional information contact the Director of the Graduate Program in Global Business and Financial Law, Professor Henry H. Perritt Jr. in Room 713 or at 312.906.5098 or firstname.lastname@example.org.