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Moritz Law Launches International LL.M. Program for Foreign Students
The LL.M. program may be completed in nine months
January 26, 2007
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law is pleased to announce the launch of its new Master of Laws (LL.M.) program for foreign lawyers. As part of its continuing efforts to prepare its graduates for an ever more global economy, the international LL.M. students will be integrated into Moritz's more than 145 courses and seminars.
"It is our hope that in addition to the LL.M. students achieving a better understanding of American legal system, the inclusion of international students in J.D. classes will illustrate to all students both the similarities and the differences in other countries' legal systems," said Moritz Dean Nancy H. Rogers.
The LL.M. program may be completed in nine months, and gives foreign students the opportunity to craft an LL.M. that best suits their personal interests and career goals.
"A student may opt to put together a truly general curriculum to gain a broad overview of American law, or may opt instead to specialize in one of six concentrations: Business Law, Criminal Law and Procedure, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, International Law, Labor and Employment Law," said Faculty Director Professor Ellen E. Deason.
Each Moritz LL.M. student will partner with a J.D. liaison who will help integrate them into both the academic and social life of the institution. LL.M. students will benefit from a rigorous legal academic experience and exposure to the outstanding Moritz faculty, while at the same time opening the eyes of their J.D. classmates to how law is practiced in other countries. As a result, all Moritz graduates will leave their respective programs better able to succeed in a global marketplace.