LLM with a concentration in Global Legal Studies

The Center helps manage the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law’s LL.M. with a concentration in Global Legal Studies. This program draws on the unique focus of the Center for Law and Global Affairs and our faculty’s wide range of international and transnational legal expertise in global health, the environment, human rights, trade and emerging technologies. The program emphasizes interdisciplinary study and links rigorous legal training with the research and scholarship drawn from political science, policy studies, anthropology and sustainability. Students in this program will have the opportunity to participate in empirical research and work on Center research initiatives on public-private governance, global health, human rights indicators, transitional justice, and human trafficking. 

The program is designed to be completed in one academic year (nine months) on a full-time basis, but may also be pursued on a part-time basis. A degree candidate must complete 24 credit hours of course work. A candidate may elect to write a a master's portfolio paper, or can instead elect to complete an applied project. Required course work includes two of the following courses:

  • international business transactions
  • international human rights law
  • international institutions
  • public international law

The remaining credit hours will generally be obtained from the list of elective courses in international law. International students will be required to take LAW 596 Professional Legal Writing.

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