Grad Law Degree Requirements LLM in Business

  • The student must successfully complete 24 credit hours of required and elective coursework and achieve a 2.75 grade point average within a six-year period. This time period decreases if the student transfers credits from a J.D. program into the LL.M. program. Degree requirements include 10 hours of required courses, 8 hours of coursework in a business concentration area, and 6 hours of elective courses related to the concentration area.

    Required courses include (credit hours in parentheses):

    • Business Planning Practicum (2) 
    • Corporate Finance (3)
    • Taxation of Business Entities (3) 
    • The student must complete a substantial research paper containing a policy analysis component, which is submitted for a grade in one of the LLM courses or seminars. The student must receive a passing grade (at least a “C”) on the paper. 

    Concentration Courses

    Students must select a concentration area. This concentration area consists of another 8 credit hours of depth in a specific area of law.

    Concentration areas and examples of courses within those concentration areas:

    Dispute Resolution
    Arbitration 
    Business Negotiation
    Dispute Resolution (Policy)
    DR Systems Design
    Mediation
    Multi-Disciplinary Dispute Processing
    Negotiation
    Various clinics and dispute resolution practicums

    Finance/Corporate Governance
    Antitrust
    Business Bankruptcy
    Corporate Counsel
    Corporate Governance Seminar (Policy)
    Corporate Taxation
    International Sales
    International Taxation I and II
    Real Estate Finance
    Corporate Counsel
    Securities Regulations
    Corporate Taxation
    International Taxation I and II
    International Sales
    Business Bankruptcy
    Corporate Governance Seminar (Policy)
    Labor and Employment
    Employment Law (Policy)
    Labor Arbitration
    Employment Discrimination
    Labor Law


    Intellectual Property
    Computer Law
    Copyright Law
    Intellectual Property (Policy)
    Patent Law
    Unfair Trade Practices

    Labor and Employment
    Employment Discrimination
    Employment Law (Policy)
    Labor Arbitration
    Labor Law

    Regulatory
    Antitrust
    Energy Law
    Environmental Law (Policy)
    Environmental Practicum
    Hazardous Waste
    Health Law
    Immigration Law
    Insurance Law
    Land Use Controls

    Small Business
    Accounting Problems for Lawyers
    Business Bankruptcy
    Consumer Bankruptcy
    Consumer Law
    Entrepreneurship
    International Sales
    LLCs
    Partnership Taxation
    Dispute Resolution
    Business Negotiation
    Multi-Disciplinary Dispute Processing
    DR Systems Design
    Mediation
    Negotiation
    Arbitration

    Capital University Law School reserves the right to add or delete concentrations, as well as the courses within those concentrations, depending upon course availability or additional course development.

    Related Electives

    Students are required to take an additional 5-6 credit hours of elective coursework; it is expected that these electives will be related to the student’s concentration area., The number of additional elective credits depends upon the number of total required course credits taken by the student.

     Elective coursework is subject to approval by the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs.