International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration Requirements 2016-17

Credit Requirement

Students in the International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration program are required to take International Business Transactions for IBRLA LLM students (3 credits - 2 credits in the fall semester and 1 credit in the Spring semester), in which they will write a thesis. The class and written work requirement will enable students to synthesize their studies and benefit from close interaction with faculty and other students concentrating in the field.

IBRLA LLM students are also required to choose a minimum of 10 credits from the Core Curriculum consisting of Core International Litigation and Arbitration Courses and Core Regulatory and Business Courses (including at least one course from subset A. and one course from subset B.). Students will also be required to choose an additional 7 credit hours from the Core Curriculum (subsets A. and B.) or Related Electives listed below (subset C.). Additional free electives (4 credits) will make this a 24 credit program.

Please note that the list of classes offered changes each year; also, there may be some changes to the lists below as the schedule is being finalized.

Required Class

  • International Business Transactions (for IBRLA LLMs)(LW.10296 - 2 credits in fall, 1 in spring)

Core Curriculum (10 credits from subsections A. and B.)

A. International Litigation and Arbitration Courses

  • Commercial Sales Law: Domestic and International (LW.11972 - 4 credits)
  • Complex Litigation (LW.10058 - 4 credits)(Introduction to US Civil Procedure is recommended but not required)
  • Conflict of Laws (LW.10701 - 4 credits)
  • International Arbitration (LW.11128 - 2 credits)
  • International Commercial Arbitration (LW.11915 – 2 credits)
  • International Investment Law & Arbitration (LW.12182 - 4 credits)
  • Investment Treaty Arbitration (LW.12344 - 2 credits)
  • Oral Advocacy in International Investment and Commercial Arbitration (LW.12264 - 2 credits)

B. Core Regulatory and Business Courses

  • A Study of Cross Border Insolvency: Cases and Relevant Law (LW.12076 - 2 credits)
  • Introduction to US Civil Procedure (for LLM Students)(LW.10514 - 3 credits)
  • Financing Development Seminar (LW.11806 - 2 credits)
  • International Investment Law Seminar (LW.10190 - 2 credits)
  • International Trade and Investment Law and Policy Seminar: The Challenge of Changing Energy Markets (LW.12528 - 2 credits)
  • International Trade Law (LW.11426 - 3 or 4 credits)
  • Law and Development Colloquium (LW.10295 - 3 credits)
  • Negotiation (LW.11642 - 3 credits)
  • Project Finance Seminar (LW.12062 - 2 credits)
  • Regulation of Foreign Corrupt Practices (LW.12081 - 2 credits)
  • Selected Problems in Transnational Law (LW.12247 - 2 credits)
  • The Law and Practice of Business Transactions Simulation (LW.12056 - 2 credits)

C. Related Electives

  • A Study of “Mega” Bankruptcy Cases: Impact on the Economy and Related Industries Seminar (LW.12185 - 2 credits)
  • Antitrust and Regulatory Alternatives I (LW.11348 - 3 credits)
  • Antitrust Law (LW.11164 - 3 or 4 credits)
  • Antitrust Law: Case Development and Litigation Strategy Seminar (LW.11043 - 2 credits)
  • Antitrust: International and Comparative Seminar (LW.11676 - 2 credits)
  • Comparative Contract Law Seminar (LW.12242 - 2 credits)
  • Contracts (for LLM students)(LW.11171 - 4 credits)
  • Corporations (LW.10644 or LW.10344 - 4 or 5 credits)
  • Ethical and Legal Challenges in the Modern Corporation: Law and Business (LW.10387 - 3 credits)
  • Ethics in Government Regulation and Enforcement (LW.12211 - 2 credits)
  • European Union Law (LW.10851 - 4 credits)
  • Graduate Lawyering I (LW.12373 or LW.12375)(1 or 2 credits)
  • International Economic Law (LW.11980 - 3 credits)
  • International Intellectual Property Law (LW.11056 - 4 credits)
  • International Law (LW.11218 - 3 credits)
    OR Advanced International Law (LW.11860 - 2 credits)
  • Law and Business of Corporate Governance (LW.10042 - 3 credits)
  • Law and Business of Corporate Transactions (LW.10503 - 3 credits)
  • Professional Responsibility and the Regulation of Lawyers (LW.11479 - 2 credits or 3 credits)
  • Professional Responsibility in Civil Litigation (LW.10309 - 2 credits)
  • Professional Responsibility in the Corporate Context (LW.12346 - 2 credits)
  • Survey of International Tax (if US Income Taxation not a prerequisite)(LW.11781- 3 credits)
  • Survey of Securities Regulation (LW.10322 - 3 or 4 credits)
  • What Influences Regulation and Regulators Seminar (LW.11163 - 2 credits)

Contact Information

Prospective students should direct their inquiries to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Admitted and current students may contact the Office of Graduate Affairs or Professor Ferrari at franco.ferrari@nyu.edu.