LLM in Global Antitrust Law & Economics: Online
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Antitrust laws directly impact the globalization of businesses and the complexities of the international economy. Antitrust lawyers must engage with rapidly changing regulations and global issues. The LLM in Global Antitrust Law & Economics provides students with an advanced understanding of the laws that regulate the process of business competition and the economic analysis relevant to understanding modern antitrust adjudication.
With the growing demand in the U.S. and abroad for antitrust lawyers who can facilitate and manage mergers and acquisitions on national and international levels, determine compliance with economic laws of foreign governments, and support the efforts of law firms and corporations, Scalia Law’s LLM is designed to meet that demand.
The LLM in Global Antitrust Law and Economics program accepts students for both fall and spring starts and is delivered over four terms. Led by subject matter experts and leading antitrust scholars, the LLM is offered completely online to provide a high quality learning experience in a flexible format for today’s busy professionals.
The online LLM follows 30 Best Practices of Distance Education and Quality Matters, ensuring that students actively participate and collaborate with their peers and professors to achieve the highest possible learning outcomes.
The Online Format
Scalia Law offers its classes asynchronously, allowing students to complete coursework and participate at times that best fit their schedule, regardless of professional obligations or time zones.
Interactivity is accomplished via weekly assessments, group and individual assignments, discussion boards, and virtual office hours with professors.
Adding Value to Your LLM Degree
The online LLM program will provide today’s busy professional with special practical insights and experiences from seasoned lawyers working in both the United States and around the globe on some of the most prominent and important cases in the antitrust field. The program faculty will also impart ‘tips’ that are gleaned from years of academic research and practice experience.
To earn an LLM in Global Antitrust Law, students must complete either 24 (U.S. Law School graduate) or 26 (Non-U.S. Law School graduate) credit hours of coursework. These hours will be made up of required courses, restricted electives, and a thesis, seminar or writing course to fulfill the LLM writing requirement.
Students who have completed the JD degree at a United States Law school will receive a waiver of the Introduction to United States Law, 2 credit course. Therefore, students who have received a JD from a United States Law school must complete 24 credit hours to receive the LLM degree. Students who have not received their JD at a United States Law school must complete the 2 credit required Introduction to United States Law course, and therefore, complete 26 credit hours to receive the LLM degree.
Students may attend the LLM program part-time.
All students must finish the degree requirements within three years of matriculation and be enrolled in at least two courses each semester, unless granted a waiver or leave of absence. In order to remain in the LLM program, students must present a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.33 on a 4.33 scale at the end of each spring semester.
The credits making up the LLM in Global Antitrust Law & Economics are not designed to prepare or qualify students who are not graduates of a United States law school to engage in the practice of law in the United States or to qualify them to take a bar examination in the United States.
The curriculum is comprised of 26 credits, which must be taken for successful completion of the program. The current course schedule is below.
|Fall/Spring*||Introduction to United States Law **||2||Prof. Harrell|
|Fall/Spring*||Economics for Lawyers||3||Profs. Butler,Cooper,Wright,Mungan|
|Fall/Spring*||Antitrust I||3||Prof. Wright|
|Summer||Statistics for Lawyers||3||Prof. Kobayashi|
|Summer||Antitrust II||3||Prof. Sayyed|
|Fall||Consumer Protection Law||3||Profs. Han,Singhvi|
|Fall||Global Antitrust Law||3||TBD|
|Spring||European Union Competition Law||2||Prof. Abbott|
|Spring||Advanced Antitrust Seminar||2||Prof. Sayed|