Executive LL.M.

  • Master of laws (LL.M.)
  • Starting date: May
  • Tuition Fee: $61,866.00 USD
  • Language: English
  • Program type: Part-time; Learning distance; Continuing education
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Specialization: General law; Common Law


Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. You should receive a decision letter within four weeks of our receipt of your complete application materials.

A complete file should include:

  • This complete NUSL LLM Application Form
  • A Résumé or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • A two-page Personal Statement of Purpose written by you
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts in a sealed envelope
  • Credential evaluation of your international first professional law degree transcript (if applicable)
  • An official score report for the Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT®) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Note: If English is your first language or if you completed your first professional law degree in English, you are not required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score report.

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On-Campus + On-Line = Inclusive + Flexible

Like other LLM students, Executive LLM students complete 33 quarter credits, as outlined below. Students begin by taking an intensive 2-week Introduction to American Law course and a full quarter of Legal Research and Writing. Otherwise, students are free to choose their own courses from among those offered on campus or on line.

On-campus Summer Quarter Year 1

Introduction to American Law (3 credits) (2-week intensive course)

Legal Research and Writing (3 credits)

One or two elective courses ( 2 – 4 credits each)

On-line Year 1 - Year 3

Two or three elective courses (3 – 4 credits each) 

Second on-campus quarter Year 1 or Year 2 

Three or four elective courses ( 2 – 4 credits each)

Sample On-Campus Course Offerings

  • Administrative Law
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Comparative Law: Law, Markets & Democracy in East Asia
  • Consumer Bankruptcy
  • Consumer Law
  • Copyright
  • Corporations
  • International Law
  • US Civil Procedure
  • Land Use
  • Modern Real Estate Development
  • Negotiation
  • Pretrial Civil Practice and Advocacy
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Sports Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Transactional Drafting Seminar
  • Trusts and Estates

Sample Online Course Offerings

  • Advanced Writing on International Biomedical Topics
  • Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice Policy
  • Criminological Theory for Criminal Justice Leaders
  • Cultural Aspects of International Business
  • Genocide and War Crimes
  • Global Corporate and Social Responsibility
  • International Business
  • Introduction to Drug and Medical Device Regulation
  • Law & Organizational Management
  • Law & Strategy
  • Legal and Governance Issues in Nonprofit Organizations
  • Legal and Regulatory Issues for Security Management
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Negotiation & Advocacy
  • Organized Crime

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