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 Law (LW.10965 - 3 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 Arbitration and the CISG (LW.12593 – 2 credits)
  • International Commercial Arbitration (LW.11915 - 3 credits)
  • International Investment Law & Arbitration (LW.12182 - 4 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 Trade and Investment Law and Policy Seminar: the Challenge of Changing   Energy Markets (LW.12528 - 2 credits)
  • International Trade Law (LW.11426 - 4 credits)
  • Law and Development (LW.10295 - 4 credits)
  • Litigation Before the International Court of Justice Simulation (LW.12505 - 3 credits)
  • Negotiation (LW.11642 - 3 credits)
  • Project Finance Seminar (LW.12062 - 2 credits)
  • Regulation of Foreign Corrupt Practices (LW.12081 - 2 credits)
  • The Legal Framework of International Commercial Relations Seminar (LW.10437 - 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)
  • 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)
  • Globalization and Law: An Economic Perspective on International Trade and Competition Seminar (LW.12342)(2 credits)
  • Graduate Lawyering I (LW.12373 or LW.12375)(1 or 2 credits)
  • Institute for International Law and Justice Colloquium: International Law of Google (LW.10520 - 2 credits)
  • International Law (LW.11218 - 3 credits)
  • Law and Business of Corporate Governance (LW.10042 - 3 credits)
  • Law and Business of Corporate Transactions (LW.10503 - 3 credits)
  • Law and Business of Financial Institutions (LW.11550 - 2 credits)
  • Law and Policy of Foreign Investment Seminar (LW.10709 - 2 credits)
  • Professional Responsibility and the Regulation of Lawyers (LW.11479 - 2 credits or 3 credits)
  • Professional Responsibility in the Corporate Context (LW.12346 - 2 credits)
  • Survey of Securities Regulation (LW.10322 - 3 or 4 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