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Autumn 2014-2015
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Course Requirements

The Master of Laws program begins with an orientation that introduces graduate students to DePaul’s faculty, staff, library, and computer and research facilities.

Students who received legal training outside the United States also will participate in a special course introducing them to the Socratic teaching method, the differences between civil and common law, and other differences that may be encountered as a student at a U.S. law school. 

An LLM in International law student must complete 24 semester houurs of credit with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 in order to earn the degree.  A student is automatically dismissed if he or she has a cumulative GPA below 2.0 for any three consecutive semesters.  A Summer term is counted as a semester for this purpose.  If a student does not meet the degree GPA requirement of 2.5, the student will earn a certificate in International Law if the student completes 18 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.0.

Courses must be selected from the LLM in International Law courses listed on the College of Law website.  Candidates must complete three required courses and an additional five courses in their area of concentration.  The LLM program may be completed on either a full- or part-time basis but must be completed within four years. 

Core Courses

Students must successfully complete the nine credit hours of required core coursework and an additional fifteen credit hours in one of the following areas of concentration:

International Aviation Law and Policy

Additional required courses for International Aviation Law and Policy (6 credits):

Choose three from the list below (9 credits):

International Business, Commercial & Trade Law

Choose five from the list below (15 credits):

International Governance & Rule of Law

Required courses for International Governance & Rule of Law (6 credits):

Choose three elective courses from the list below (9 credits):

International Human Rights Law & Policy and Criminal Justice

Required courses for International Human Rights Law & Policy and Criminal Justice (6 credits):

Choose three elective courses from the list below (9 credits):

International Cultural Heritage Law

Additional required courses for International Cultural Heritage Law (6 credit hours)

Choose three elective courses from the list below (9 credit hours)