Focus on settling transnational disputes in a global capital of business and commerce as a part of the nation's leading international law program.
Watch: Minna Mumma LLM ‘22 on the International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration specialization
Outstanding international law and business law professors are joined by faculty who teach securities regulation, banking and financial services, transnational litigation, international commercial and foreign investment arbitration, comparative and international antitrust regulation, international bankruptcy, trade law, civil procedure, and business-related subjects. Their collective expertise is integrated with the diverse social and economic issues that policymakers consider. You also can take classes with NYU Stern School of Business professors and leading practitioners in New York City's law firms and corporations.
Core professors in this specialization:
In the two-part core curriculum, you'll find the scope you need to combine regulatory and business law courses with international litigation and arbitration courses, or to focus more in one area. You also will choose from a selection of related courses and be able to take additional classes from across the entire Law School curriculum or law-related classes at NYU Stern.
Workshop Your Thesis
You will take International Business Transactions in the fall and spring, and produce an original piece of scholarship by the end of the year. As you develop your research in stages, you'll complete a short paper by the end of the fall, and choose a thesis topic and outline it by the start of the spring. Then, you'll write your thesis throughout the spring, developing your ideas in response to feedback you receive from other students in a supportive workshop format.
In this specialization, you'll meet informally with practitioners in the field, some of whom are invited by the Law School's Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law for short-term stays in our community as Scholars-in-Residence. These scholars participate in class sessions and events, and act as commentators on students' presentations in the second semester of the International Business Transactions course. Students, academics and practitioners also convene in the Arbitration Forum to discuss current topics.
Advanced Certificate in Law and Business
The Advanced Certificate in Law and Business from NYU's Stern School of Business gives you tools to understand the finance and accounting underlying transactions. You can complete it with your LLM degree.
A number of our centers and institutes convene conferences and events with real-world practitioners and policymakers that focus on cross-border issues that arise in a transnational business setting. You also can join student groups and journals that take an interdisciplinary perspective to these issues.
Centers and Institutes
Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law
Center for Financial Institutions
Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law
Institute for International Law and Justice
Pollack Center for Law and Business
Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement
Get ready for your next career move as you prepare to join NYU Law's network of 40,000+ alumni:
- The Office of Career Services supports your private sector job search.
- The Public Interest Law Center assists with your future public service career.
- Apply for post-graduate fellowships for LLMs in human rights or international finance and development.
- Explore the fully-funded JSD program, research fellowships at some of our centers and institutes, and the Law School's academic career fellowships.
- Learn more about the path from NYU to the New York bar.
Meet the 2022-23 Faculty Director
Professor of Law
Franco Ferrari has published more than 320 law review articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries in various languages and 35 books in the areas of international commercial law, conflict of laws, comparative law, and international commercial arbitration. Read more about Professor Ferrari
Note: Professor Kevin Davis will be the faculty director of this specialization in the 2023-24 academic year.