Explore the ins and outs of Anglo-American common law before learning how to apply it to a business context. With the expertise of two leading international institutions (Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and IE Law School), participants get a comprehensive look at the practice of business law.
The Executive LL.M. joint-degree takes an in-depth look at Anglo-American common law, covering its international application and the fundamental management skills related to the practice of law for business.
The Executive LL.M. study plan has been designed to challenge already proven professionals to take their skill set to the next level. In the program, you will explore a number of key areas that will enhance your overall understanding of current legal developments and specific sector skills, as well as an in-depth overview of your clients’ business practices.
- Format: Intensive on-campus periods + Online sessions
- Intake: September
- Campus: Online - Madrid - Chicago
- Language: English
- Length: 9 months
- Admissions period: rolling admissions process
The Executive LL.M. is for experienced professionals with a strong legal background in a non-US legal system. This program brings together a broad spectrum of highly qualified individuals, with diverse perspectives and worldviews.
Some career opportunities are:
- In-house lawyer
- Legal counsel
- Business development senior executive
- Head of corporate strategy and research
- Legal advisor
- Strategy, global M&A offering development manager
Why study the Executive LL.M.?
- A Unique Part-time Program
This unique executive LL.M. is flexible for participants from around the globe, so they can continue with their professional and personal commitments while earning their LL.M. degree and MBA Certificate. The program combines intensive on-campus periods in Chicago and Madrid, each approximately two weeks long, alternating with on-line coursework using our state-of-the-art course platform.
-Expand your professional future in the United States
IE Law School remains at the forefront of legal education. Forever driven by our need to innovate, our graduates of the Executive LL.M. may now qualify to take the California Bar Exam*, whether qualified or not in their home countries and provided that they have a valid first-degree in law and meet all other requirements set by the Bar Association. While IE Law School does not guarantee bar exam eligibility to students in this program for any state, the California State Bar has notified Northwestern Law that the current Executive LL.M. will qualify a student to take the California Bar Exam.
*Please refer to the Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements for more information on bar exam eligibility requirements for any state.
About the School
The future is looking for you. Anticipate the change in the legal sector and acquire a solid knowledge on legal concepts as the skills necessary to achieve success in the real world.