International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration Requirements 2015-16

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 required 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

  • Complex Litigation (LW.10058 - 4 credits)(a US Civil Procedure class recommended but not required)
  • Conflict of Laws (LW.10701 - 4 credits)
  • International Arbitration (LW.11128 - 2 credits)
  • International Investment Law & Arbitration (LW.12182 - 2 credits)
  • International Litigation and Arbitration (LW.10272 - 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 - 2 credits)
  • Financing Development Seminar (LW.11806 - 2 credits)
  • International Commercial Agreements in Practice (LW.10213 – 2 credits)
  • International Sales (LW.11194 - 3 credits)
  • International Trade Law (LW.11426 - 4 credits)
  • International Tax Policy Seminar (LW.11459 - 2 credits) (if no prerequisites)
  • Law and Development (LW.10295 - 3 credits)
  • Law and Policy of Foreign Investment Seminar (LW.10709 - 2 credits)
  • Project Finance Seminar (LW.12062 - 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.10043 - 2 credits)
  • Antitrust: International and Comparative Seminar (LW.11676 - 2 credits)
  • Civil Litigation (LW.11136 - 4 credits)
  • Comparative Civil Procedure (LW.10795 – 2 credits)
  • Compliance and Risk Management for Attorneys (LW.12272 – 3 credits)
  • Contracts (for LLM students)(LW.11171 - 4 credits)
  • Corporate and International Tax Policy ( LW.10062 - 2 credits)
  • Corporations (LW.10644 - 4 or 5 credits)
  • Criminal Securities and Commodities Fraud Seminar (LW.12117 – 2 credits)
  • Ethical and Legal Challenges in the Modern Corporation: Law and Business (LW.10387 - 3 credits)
  • European and Comparative Company, Financial Markets and Bankruptcy Law (LW.12168 – 2 credits)
  • European Union Law (LW.10851 - 4 credits)
  • Graduate Lawyering I (LW.12373 or LW.12374 or LW.12375)(1 or 2 credits)
  • International Intellectual Property Law (LW.11056 - 4 credits)
  • International Law (LW.11218 - 3 credits)
    OR Advanced International Law (LW.11860 - 2 credits)
  • Issues in SEC Enforcement Seminar (LW.10386 – 2 credits)
  • Law and Business of Corporate Governance (LW.10042 - 3 credits)
  • Law and Business of Corporate Transactions (LW.10503 - 3 credits)
  • Law & Economics Colloquium (LW.10864 - 2 credits)
  • Negotiation (LW.11642 - 3 credits)
    OR Alternative Dispute Resolution (LW.11368 - 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)
  • Regulation of Banks and Financial Institutions (LW.11550 – 3 credits)
  • Regulation of Foreign Corrupt Practices (LW.12081 - 2 credits)
  • Securities Law and Litigation (LW.11075 – 2 credits)
  • What Creates and Influences Regulation Seminar (LW.11163 - 2 credits)
  • Survey of Securities Regulation (LW.10322 - 3 or 4 credits)
  • The Law of Securitization (LW.10375 - 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.