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LLM in International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration

Focus on settling transnational disputes in a global capital of business and commerce as a part of the nation's leading international law program.

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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:

Two-Part Core

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.

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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.

Professional Connections

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.

Intellectual Life

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.

Career Resources

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Meet the 2024-25 Faculty Director

Franco Ferrari

Franco Ferrari
Clarence D. Ashley Professor of Law

Professor 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