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LLM Micro-credentials Program

LLM Micro-credentials Program

2020 Guidelines

Requirements for each micro-credential:  Each of the three micro-credentials requires a minimum of six credit hours of coursework chosen from a menu of courses currently offered on a regular basis by the School of Law.  If taken by an LL.M. student or a non-degree student wishing to preserve the ability to transfer credits to the LL.M. program, all requirements must be met on a graded rather than pass-fail basis. Admissions requirements for non-degree students in these micro-credentials will be identical to those for LLM students.

Micro-credential in Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution:  Completion of this micro-credential requires that students take at least six credit hours, with a grade of C or higher, in courses of which at least one is drawn from each of the following two rubrics:

  • Commercial Law: International Business Transactions or, if not offered in a given term, one or more other courses approved by the CILE Director that provide a comparable introduction to commercial and business law.
  • Dispute Resolution: International Commercial Arbitration or, if not offered in a given term, one or more other courses course approved by the CILE Director that provide a comparable introduction to one or more forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Micro-credential in US Business and Entrepreneurial Law:  Completion of this micro-credential requires that students take at least six credit hours, with a grade of C or higher, in courses of which at least one is drawn from each of the following two rubrics:

  • Structures of Business: classes focusing on the law of business entities and their ownership, including, for example, Business Organizations, Agency & Partnership, and Securities Regulation.
  • Commercial Relations: courses focusing on the contractual relations of business entities, including, for example, Contracts, Commercial Transactions in Goods, Secured Transactions, and International Business Transactions.

Micro-credential in Health Care Law and Regulation:  Completion of this micro-credential requires that students take at least six credit hours, with a grade of C or higher, in courses of which at least one is drawn from each of the following two rubrics:

  • The Landscape of US Health Care Law:  Current Issues in Health Law, Health Law & Policy, or an equivalent course approved by the CILE Director if neither were to be offered during a student’s time in residence.
  • US Health Law Issues Encountered by Foreign Counsel:  Health Care Business Transactions, Biotechnology Law, Law of Disability Discrimination, or similar courses approved by the CILE Director.
  • Mechanism for Verification of the Micro-Credential:  The completion of the requirements for each micro-credential will be verified by the CILE Associate Director in collaboration with the Registrar of the School of Law on the basis of each applicable student’s grades as recorded in PeopleSoft.