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The Master of Laws (LLM) is a graduate/professional law degree that is designed for professionals in business, industry, government and/or practicing lawyers. The Program requires completion of Five (5) Core Graduate Law Courses and the completion of a Final Projects/Thesis in the area of degree specialization.

LLM 401 – Administrative Law – 4 credits
LLM 402 – Labor Law – 4 credits
LLM 403 – Tax of Business Entities – 4 credits
LLM 404 – Securities Regulation – 4 credits
LLM 405 – Antitrust – 4 credits
LLM 499 – Thesis/Final Project – 12 credits

PROGRAM CURRICULUM – Master of Laws Degree Program

LLM 401 – Administrative Law (4 credits)
The Separation of powers, and controls over agencies, constitutional right to hearing, and adjudication under administrative procedure act. Other topics that are covered include formal adjudication, adjudicatory decision makers, bias, improper influences, ex parte communications, familiarity with record, res judicicata, rulemaking procedures, and obtaining information. Also discussed are the scope of judicial review, reviewability of agency decisions, standing to seek judicial review and timing.

LLM 402 – Labor Law (4 credits)
Legal statutory foundations of present labor law (including National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), Taft–Hartley, Norris–LaGuardia Act, and Landrum–Griffin Act), organizing campaigns, selection of the bargaining representative, collective bargaining (including negotiating the agreement, lockouts, administering the agreement, and arbitration), strikes, boycotts, and picketing. Other topics include concerted activity protected under the NLRA, civil rights legislation, grievance, federal regulation of compulsory union membership arrangements, state regulation of compulsory membership agreements, "right to work" laws, discipline of union members, election of union officers, and corruption.

LLM 403 – Tax of Business Entities (4 credits)
Taxation of partnerships, including current partnership income, contributions of property to partnership, sale of partnership interest, distributions, and liquidations. Other subjects covered include corporate taxation, including corporate distributions, sales of stock and assets, and reorganizations, S corporations, and federal income taxation of trusts.

LLM 404 – Securities Regulations (4 credits)
Securities and Exchange Commission, jurisdiction and interstate commerce, and the Securities Act of 1933 (including persons and property interest covered, registration statements, exemptions from registration requirements, and liabilities). Also discussed are the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (including Rule 10b–5, tender offers and repurchases of stock, regulation of proxy solicitations, liability for short–swing profits on insider transactions, and S.E.C. enforcement actions), regulation of the securities markets, multinational transactions, and the state regulation of securities transactions.

LLM 405 – Antitrust (4 credits)
Restraints of trade, federal antitrust laws (including Sherman Act, Clayton Act, Federal Trade Commission Act, interstate commerce requirement, and antitrust remedies), and monopolization (including relevant market, purposeful act requirement, and attempts and conspiracy to monopolize). Also included are collaboration among competitors (including horizontal restraints, division of markets, and group boycotts), vertical restraints, and mergers and acquisitions (including horizontal mergers, brown shoe analysis, vertical mergers, and conglomerate mergers). Further topics addressed are price discrimination––Robinson–Patman Act, unfair methods of competition, patent laws and their antitrust implications, and exemptions from antitrust laws.

The thesis/final project will be in an area of your choice of specialization.

The Final Master of Laws (LLM) Project/Thesis may be completed in:

Labor Law
International law
Patent Law
Insurance Law
Administrative law
Financial Planning
Medical Specialization
Or with the Approval of the Dean of Studies other specialized areas of law.