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General Master of Laws (LLM)

The general master of laws (LLM) at Delaware Law is designed for attorneys from the U.S. and abroad who seek to expand their knowledge in a specialized area of current practice—or who want to develop a new area of legal expertise. The program welcomes graduates of American JD programs as well as international students who have completed a degree in law from a qualifying non-U.S. law school.

General LLM students choose one of four concentrations:

Jump to: Global Corporate Compliance | Environmental Law | American Legal Studies | Criminal Law 


Global Corporate Compliance

This concentration requires a minimum of 12 credits focused on corporate law, regulatory compliance, or international studies, including the following:

  • International Law
  • Critical International Legal Issues
  • Immigration and Naturalization Law
  • International Business Transactions
  • Litigating the Corporate Case
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Global Compliance
  • International Regulatory Affairs
Environmental Law

You will be required to take at least 12 credits in environmental law, including the introductory course and at least one of the following core courses:

  • Climate Change Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Energy and Public Utilities Law
  • International Trade and the Environment
  • Ocean and Coastal Law
  • Toxic Torts
  • Environmental Justice
American Legal Studies

Available only to students who have completed a degree in law from an academically qualified non-U.S. law school, this concentration can help you prepare for a bar exam and legal practice in the United States. American Legal System and LLM Research, Writing, and Analysis courses are required, as well as Professional Responsibility, Evidence, and Constitutional Law I. You must also take at least two more foundational or bar-tested courses, such as:

  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law
  • Federal Income Tax
  • Criminal Procedure I and II
  • Federal Civil Procedure
  • Property I and II
  • Torts
  • Administrative Law
  • Wills and Trusts
Criminal Law

This concentration requires introductory courses—Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure I, Criminal Procedure II, and Evidence—and at least two criminal law-related courses, such as:

  • Advanced Problems in Criminal Law
  • Capital Punishment, Cybercrime
  • Domestic Violence
  • International Criminal Law
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Scientific Evidence and Expert Testimony
  • Seminar: Forensic Evidence
  • Sentencing, White Collar Crime
  • Criminal Law Clinics

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