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Because our program is a moderate size, our staff can  provide a level of support not seen in other LL.M. programs.  We care deeply about the success of each  student, and strive to be accessible and open to their concerns.

We have an open-door policy, so that students can drop in  with questions, or just to say hello.   Students  also meet individually with the Assistant Dean, as often as necessary, to  fashion a plan for their courses and their time after graduation.

Law school is stressful, and sometimes students need a  break.  As you can see in the schedule  below, we have scheduled several fun activities where they can simply relax and  be together.

Our goal is for all of our students to have academic success…  in a place they consider their “home away from home.”

Culture and Curriculum

Developing a high-quality LL.M. program entails looking  beyond the classroom. We offer bi-weekly “brown bag” (bring your own lunch) meetings with our students, featuring faculty and staff with specialties of particular interest to our students. These sessions cover a variety of topics, including job search preparation, optional practical training, exam preparation, and U.S. culture and traditions, to name a few. To make sure that they can hear from as many professors about as many topics as possible, we invite our faculty to give talks as a part of this series. We also offer several outings throughout the year for the group to explore American traditions and have fun together.

Sessions for Autumn 2013:
August 23       12:15 p.m. Open Q&A – Ask ANY question about life in the U.S.
Room 245
August 30       12:15 p.m. American Football 101, featuring former college outside linebacker and Moritz 2L Jonathan Frantz
Room 245
September 6       12:15 p.m. Faculty Brown Bag – Professor Cre Johnson – The Basics of the American Bankruptcy System 
Room 245
September 13       12:15 p.m. Faculty Brown Bag—Professor Lee Thomason—Patent Law Topics:  Obtaining Patent Protection in the U.S. and Worldwide; How Patents are Litigated in U.S.
Room 245
September 20       12:15 p.m. Faculty Brown Bag—Professor Katrina Lee— “Beyond the Scenic View from the Office: Stories from a Law Firm Life”
Room 245
September 27       12:15 p.m. Faculty Brown Bag – Professor Peter Shane – Executive Power and the U.S. Constitution
Room 245
October 4
12:15 p.m.
U.S.-Style Resume/Cover Letter Writing—Liza Larky, Career Services
Room 245
October 18       12:15 p.m. Thinking about Final Exams? Outlining Session with JD students Meghna Rao
and Megan Bracher

Room 245
October 25
12:15 p.m.
Faculty Brown Bag—Professor Joshua Dressler—Criminal Law, the American Constitution, and Limiting the Power of the Police
Room 245
October 26
9:00 a.m. -
7:00 p.m.
Visit to Amish Country
Holmes County, Ohio
November 1
12:15 p.m.
Faculty Brown Bag—Art Greenbaum— Deconstructing an American Law School Exam
Room 245
November 8
12:15 p.m.
Faculty Brown Bag—Professor Ellen Deason—Dispute Resolution in the United States:  Choice of Process and the Role of the Courts
Room 245
November 14       12:15 p.m. Curricular and Optional Practical Training:  How and Why? – Amanda Yusko (OIA)
Room 245
November 15       12:15 p.m. Faculty Brown Bag – Steven Davidoff – Transactional Lawyering
Room 245
November 16
1:00 p.m.
Housewarming Party
Laura Fernandez’ home

LL.M. Advisory Council

In the fall of 2007, Moritz created an Advisory Council for  the LL.M. program. The LL.M. Advisory Council is a  diverse group, including private law firm practitioners,  in-house counsel, and those from the public sector. All individuals on the  Council have significant levels of international involvement by either the  individual or his or her organization. Council members have agreed to participate upon request as class guest  lecturers and to help LL.M. graduates find externships.