Applications for Summer 2018 are due by February 1, 2018.
The Executive LLM Chicago (ELLMC) is a unique and accelerated Master of Laws program for global lawyers seeking an LLM. This program, designed for working professionals, enables international law graduates to earn an LLM from a top law school in a single summer, from May through August.
The curriculum, organized to allow students to qualify for the California Bar Exam,* contains course topics carefully selected to maximize knowledge and practical skills in managing legal aspects of business transactions conducted within the United States, or with U.S. based companies. Students learn about the law governing the financial and commercial aspects of business as well as M&A and Corporate Governance. Courses are taught by faculty of Northwestern Law, situated in a world-class city and major U.S. legal market.
Additionally, at the beginning of their summer, students are invited to the prestigious Garrett Institute, a two-day symposium attended by senior law firm partners, general counsel and government officials addressing important current issues in the corporate and securities law fields.
Intended for graduates of non-US law schools, the ELLMC Program emphasizes the importance of the role of the lawyer as a strategic advisor in business and business development. Potential candidates include law graduates working in law firms, corporations, the judiciary, government, and non-profit organizations. Lawyers interested in the governance of business organizations also will find the program relevant.