The Graduate Program in Banking and Financial Law is the oldest LL.M. program of its kind in the United States. Since
graduating its first class in 1985, the banking program has trained more than
2,000 lawyers for leadership positions in both domestic and foreign banking and
financial services industries. Our graduates hold influential positions in
government, law firms, corporations, financial institutions, and multilateral and
non-governmental organizations throughout the world.
The Graduate Program in Banking and Financial Law is
challenging and is designed specifically for students who wish to
obtain a graduate-level legal education in the field of financial
services law. Ideal candidates are financial services lawyers
who bring their expertise to the classroom and who want to improve
their skills in today's rapidly changing world of financial services
law. The program, which may be completed on a full- or part-time basis,
is also appropriate for attorneys seeking
to begin a new career after spending the first part of their
professional lives in another legal field. Students receive a practical
education in financial services law, enabling them to contribute
effectively in a professional setting.
international students are welcome and may attend the Graduate Program
on a full- or part-time basis (most international students will be
required to enroll on a full-time basis). Students may apply for
admission to either the fall (September) or spring (January) semester.
International lawyers may qualify for a US bar examination through the
Graduate Program. All students benefit from the rich menu of activities
that are taking place at the Graduate Program. Students are encouraged
to apply to become part of the staff of the Review of Banking & Financial Law
, a student-run journal celebrating its 30th year of continuous publication.