In this LLM specialization, you’ll focus on settling transnational disputes in a global capital of business and commerce as a part of the nation's leading international law program.
In the two-part core curriculum, you'll find the scope you need to combine regulatory and business law courses with international litigation and arbitration courses, or to focus more in one area. You also will choose from a selection of related courses, classes from across the entire Law School curriculum, or law-related classes at the NYU Stern School of Business.
Students in the International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration program are required to take International Business Transactions for IBRLA LLM students (3 credits), in which they will write a thesis. The class and written work requirement will enable students to synthesize their studies and benefit from close interaction with faculty and other students concentrating in the field.
IBRLA LLM students are also required to choose a minimum of 10 credits from the Core Curriculum consisting of Core International Litigation and Arbitration Courses and Core Regulatory and Business Courses (including at least one course from subset A. and one course from subset B.). Students will also be required to choose an additional 7 credit hours from the Core Curriculum (subsets A. and B.) or Related Electives listed below (subset C.). Additional free electives (4 credits) will make this a 24 credit program.
Please note that the list of classes offered changes each year; also, there may be some changes to the lists below as the schedule is being finalized.
|International Business Transactions for IBRLA Students Seminar (3 credits across 2 semesters)
|Select a minimum of 10 credits from subsections A. and B. including at least one course from subset A. and one course from subset B.:
|A. International Litigation and Arbitration Courses
|Conflict of Laws
|International Commercial Arbitration
|International Investment Law and Arbitration
|Investment Treaty Arbitration
|Oral Advocacy in International Investment and Commercial Arbitration Seminar
|B. Core Regulatory and Business Courses
|Financing Development Seminar
|International Trade Law
|International Trade and Investment Law and Policy Seminar: The Challenge of Changing Energy Markets
|Introduction to U.S. Civil Procedure
|Project Finance Simulation
|C. Related Electives
|Choose an additional seven credit hours from the Core Curriculum (subsets A. and B.) or Related Electives listed below (subset C.):
|A Study of 'Mega' Bankruptcy Cases: Impact on the Economy and Related Industries Seminar
|Graduate Lawyering I
or LAW-LW 12375
|Graduate Lawyering I: Intensive
|Law and Business of Corporate Governance
|Law and Business of Corporate Transactions
|Professional Responsibility and the Regulation of Lawyers
|Professional Responsibility in the Corporate Context
|Third Party Investment in Litigation: Law, Policy and Practice Seminar
|USALI Seminar: Chinese Law and Its Transnational Impact on the Global Economy
|Choose four additional credits of free electives
Sample Plan of Study
|International Business Transactions for IBRLA Students Seminar
In accordance with Revised ABA Standard 302; N.Y. Court of Appeals Rule 520.18(a)(1) please find an inventory of student learning outcomes that covers the areas of “substantive knowledge and procedural law”; lawyering skills; and “proper professional and ethical responsibilities to clients and the legal system.”
Private International Law/International Litigation/Arbitration
Private International Law focuses on the allocation of law-making and law-adjudicating authority among states. It should be an attractive area for students interested in issues of regulation, litigation, and arbitration of both interstate and international disputes.
The core course is the basic Conflict of Laws course (as Private International Law is referred to in the United States), which focuses primarily on choice of law, jurisdiction, and recognition of judgments in the interstate context; it includes to a lesser extent those issues as played out in the international context.
Advanced core courses include: (1) the International Litigation/Arbitration simulation course, which focuses on issues of applicable law, jurisdiction, sovereign immunity, and recognition of awards and judgments in the context of cross-border litigation and international arbitration; (2) a seminar in Forum-shopping; and (3) International Business Transactions, which deals with issues of substantive commercial law and their interface with questions of private international law.
Other courses that should be of interest to students of private international law are any of the sales-related courses, such as International Sales, Sales: Domestic and International; and Drafting International and Commercial Contracts. Also the various commercial arbitration courses include elements of private international law. There are also courses in Investment Arbitration and Investment Law that may be of interest to students with a focus in the arbitration area. Good background courses in this diverse field would also be International Law, Federal Courts, Commercial Law, and possibly a course in Comparative Law or Comparative Procedure.