• Global Leadership in Law & Business for Non-U.S. Lawyers

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  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law - Yeshiva University (New York City)
  • Duration: Summer program
  • Starting date : July
  • App. deadline: July 01, 2016
  • Tuition Fee : $3,000.00 USD
  • Program type: Full-time; Continuing education
  • Language: English
  • Specialization: Business Law




• Introduction to U.S. Business Law

• International Business Transactions

• Drafting International Contracts for Global Clients (Anglo-Saxon and civil law concepts)

• Tactics in Contract Negotiations

• Dodd-Frank for European and Foreign Businesses

• Privacy, Legal & Regulatory Issues

• Corporate Governance in the United States Compared to Europe, China, Brazil

• Negotiate with the U.S. Financial Authorities

• The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Policing of Financial Markets (Compliance, compliance with rules, understand the trading system)

• A Comparative Approach to Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

• Copyright Compliance in a Social Media World

• Internet Regulatory Tensions and Dialogue Between the E.U. and the U.S.



• Manager's Legal Team (Project management for in house lawyers)

• Law and Economics of Corporate Transactions

• International Finance

• Financial Transactions of International Trade

• U.S. Financial Institutions

• Anti-Money Laundering Measures

• Big Data, Information Governance and Data Governance

Law & Business Site Visits


• Wall Street, investment banks; New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ

• Hedge funds and private equity firms

• Global law firms

• U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

• U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Comissions

• U.S. Department of Justice

• Delaware Court of Chancery and other state and federal courts

Law & Business Consultancy Project


Based firmly in the participant's specific interests, this program will challenge the lawyer to demonstrate his/her combined legal and business skills. Each project is developed, discussed, administered and presented by Cardozo and practicing lawyers in a broad range of industries.


Supervised by a team-assigned Cardozo mentor, participants work in diverse teams on a consultant basis for a real-life client. Participants can develop their business and law skills in addition to applying the concepts learned in class. Participants will be able to work independently or collaboratively in teams and will be required to present their projects to a panel of faculty and alumni. 



Please start your online application here.

For group or individual registrations, please contact Joshua Epstein at: joshua.epstein@yu.edu / 212.790.0325.

Accommodation Recommendations

Cardozo has secured a block of luxury corporate apartments at THE ONE in Jersey City, with stunning views of the Hudson River and Manhattan. A short train ride away, THE ONE is the epitome of luxury and convenience.

Two Bedroom / 2 weeks stay: $1600 per person (double) / $2835 (single)

One Bedroom/ 2 weeks stay: $1300 per person (double) / $2630 (single)

Studio / 2 weeks stay: $1095 per person (double) / $2185 (single)

To learn more about The One, please visit here.

To reserve your apartment, please contact Jillian Gautier at jillian.gautier@yu.edu / 212.790.0257.


$3000 per participant

(Some meals are included.)


Val Myteberi

Assistant Dean for Graduate & International Programs

myteberi@yu.edu / 212.790.0361

Joshua Epstein

Program Director

Joshua.Epstein@yu.edu / 212.790.0325

Jillian Gautier

Program Director, The Heyman Center

jillian.gautier@yu.edu / 212.790.0257

7 Reasons for Joining the Program: Impactful Learning for a Professional Advantage

#1 Join and network with a meticulously chosen group of global-minded lawyers and practitioners.

#2 Globalization of businesses is impacting the legal practice with unprecedented speed. Devote time to your professional growth to help your company gain a competitive edge when solving issues on cross boarder deals and disputes.

#3 Companies are operating in an increasingly complex international regulatory environment, often facing the risk of large fines and extraordinary reputational costs. Learn the intricacies of negotiating and cooperating with U.S. regulators to effectively manage risk for your business.

#4 Expand your understanding of the big picture and learn to focus on the clear business objectives of your company when solving legal issues. This program will give you the tools to get transactions done quickly and efficiently, prioritize the critical business objectives and lower internal and external costs.

#5 Legal departments face the continual pressure to do more with less. Learn effective time management tools and ways to handle the ever-evolving relationships with outside counsels and professionals for better results. Gain the expertise to better dominate and steer the recourse to external legal counsel by generating value at a controlled cost for the company.

#6 Gain a comprehensive look at the U.S. financial regulatory and compliance guidelines; intellectual property & informational law governance; privacy, cybersecurity and data law trends; ADR methods and other trending topics.

#7 Gain insight into the mindset and strategies of U.S. law firms, which influence practices and trends in other jurisdictions in various industries.

IMPACTFUL Learning for a Professional Advantage


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Program Overview

This 2-week training in U.S. business and law is crucial for non-U.S. licensed lawyers in house or in law firms, and for their business organizations. This program will expose them to necessary legal skills to perform effectively in a global market. For foreign lawyers facing a regulatory proceeding, a transaction or litigation with a U.S. party, or who are simply interested in gaining a U.S. perspective on business and legal solutions on important crossborder matters, this program will help them discover new solutions to daily problems and encourage deep and creative thinking through practical experiences.


Our aim is to provide a balanced approach of focused sessions on topics of interest for an enhanced personalized experience, combined with group projects and exchanges that will complement the educational seminars and build relationships among the lawyers in the program. For many, this may be their first exposure to formal instruction in U.S. business and legal topics, but the primary goal is to give participants a big picture understanding of global business issues while teaching them applied business and legal skills.

Cardozo School of Law

Cardozo School of Law is a top law school located at the heart of Manhattan on lower Fifth Avenue and 12th Street. The school offers a comprehensive legal education in the midst of one of the world's leading cities for law, business, finance, media and culture. Cardozo has a national reputation for a top-caliber faculty and an innovative academic program that seek to further a tradition of legal practice that evolves with the times. To learn more, visit www.cardozo.yu.edu.