American Legal Studies

This concentration is only available to international students who have completed a degree in law from an academically qualified non-U.S. law school, and is designed to prepare these students for a bar exam and legal practice in the United States. In addition to the required American Legal System and LL.M. legal writing courses, students must take professional responsibility. Students must also take at least six more credits of foundational or bar-tested courses.
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Corporate & Finance Law

Students may obtain a Master of Laws (LLM) in Corporate and Business Law by completing 24 semester hours of coursework, including 20 credits in corporate law, international law, finance, intellectual property, and related fields. At least 18 credits must be completed in residence at the Widener University School of Law. Credit may also be earned in the School of law international summer programs located in Lausanne, Switzerland or Venice Italy.
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Corporate Law Regulatory Analysis & Compliance

This unique program prepares candidates to respond effectively to new and complex regulatory demands. Students will explore the role of in-house counsel, the corporate compliance office, the elements of compliance, risk assessment, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, codes of conduct, crisis management, corporate integrity agreements, deferred prosecution and non-prosecution agreements, and corporate social responsibility. Students will learn the basic regulatory framework and will be trained in the skills that are essential for any compliance professional.
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Taxation

Become an expert in tax law by enrolling in WMU-Cooley's live, interactive online Tax Law LL.M. program including courses on federal tax practice and procedure, partnership tax, estate and trust planning, tax research, and several courses focused on business tax issues. Classes are taught by experienced attorneys and conveniently scheduled on weeknights 6 - 9 p.m. EST or Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. EST. Average degree completion time is 18 months with students beginning in September, January, or May.
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Energy and Sustainable Development Law

WVU Law's LL.M. in Energy and Sustainable Development Law is designed to educate the next generation of lawyers who will work in and shape this dynamic field. A balance between coursework and practical training, it is offered through WVU Law's Center for Energy and Sustainable Development, which is committed to providing students with the opportunity to learn the full scope of energy, environmental, and sustainable development law. Classes are offered traditionally or online.
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Homeland and National Security Law

Become an expert in homeland and national security law by enrolling in WMU-Cooley's live, interactive online Homeland and National Security Law LL.M. program including courses on homeland security, law of terrorism, and intelligence law. Students may also participate in the Homeland and National Security Law Review publication. Classes are taught by experienced attorneys and conveniently scheduled on weeknights 6 - 9 p.m. EST or Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. EST. Start our program in September, January, or May.
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Intellectual Property

Become an expert in intellectual property law by enrolling in WMU-Cooley's live, interactive online Intellectual Property Law LL.M. program including courses on patent law, copyright law, trademark law, biotechnology, patent office practice, and several courses focused on international IP issues. Classes are taught by experienced attorneys and conveniently scheduled on weeknights 6 - 9 p.m. EST or Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. EST. Average degree completion time is 18 months with students beginning in September, January, or May.
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Insurance Law

Become an expert in insurance law by enrolling in WMU-Cooley's live, interactive online Insurance Law LL.M. program including courses on insurance law, reinsurance, pension and employee benefit plans, health insurance, and insurance company formation issues. Classes are taught by experienced attorneys and conveniently scheduled on weeknights 6 - 9 p.m. EST or Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. EST. Average degree completion time is 18 months with students beginning in September, January, or May.
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Higher Education Compliance

Designed for students who hold a U.S. J.D., this concentration seeks to expand the role of the compliance officer in higher education, by offering knowledge of the regulations that impact higher education, and providing practical skills assessments focusing on how to develop, implement, and maintain a compliance program in a higher education institution. This concentration is not open to foreign-trained attorneys.
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