Lebanese American University

Program Description


Lebanese American University


LL.M. Mission Statement

The program aims to prepare high-caliber legal advisers and advocates who are conversant in international best practices in the field of law and related business topics and committed to serving both public and private sectors. Through small classes with outstanding faculty, close interaction among the students and with the faculty, and numerous short seminars and field observations, students will receive an intensive graduate law education in theoretical and practical settings.


Remedial Courses (9 cr.)

  • Introduction to Law (3cr.) *
  • Fundamentals of Corporate Law (3 cr.) *
  • Introduction to Contracts (3 cr.) *

General Core Courses (9 cr.)

  • Analytical Legal Methods (3 cr.)
  • Legal Ethics (2cr.)
  • Legal Research (2cr.)
  • Legal Writing (2cr.)

Emphasis Core Courses (6 cr.)

  • Accounting, Finance and Strategy For Lawyers (3cr.)
  • International Commercial Contracts (3cr)

Electives (15 cr.)

  • International corporate and commercial taxation (3 cr.)
  • Capital Markets Law and Regulation (3 cr.)
  • Corporate Finance Laws (3 cr.)
  • Corporate Governance (3 cr.)
  • Family Businesses and Offices (3 cr.)
  • Secured Transactions (3 cr.)
  • International Financial and Banking Regulations (3 cr.)
  • Corporate Insolvency Law and Bankruptcy (3 cr.)
  • International Intellectual Property (3 cr.)
  • International Courts and Processes(3cr)
  • International Sales of Goods (3 cr.)
  • Law of Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructurings (3 cr.)
  • International Trade (3 cr.)
  • Islamic Banking and Finance(3cr.)
  • Private Public Partnerships (3cr.)
  • Topics in Business Law (3 cr.)
  • Alternative Dispute Resolutions (3 cr.) *

LL.M.: Major Learning Goals

LL.M. Program Objectives

  • Develop a deepened understanding of law in a variety of contexts;
  • Formulate research questions and develop appropriate research methodologies;
  • Write clearly and in an appropriate legal style, in accordance with legal writing standards;
  • Display the ability to deal with different types of legal systems and laws;
  • Develop the ability to analyze, articulate and write on the subject, by linking previous or current experience with an academic inquiry;
  • A critical understanding of the main legal, economic and financial matters pertaining to the entire life-cycle of a corporation in an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective;
  • A sound understanding of fundamental concepts of finance and economics which are necessary for a holistic understanding of the context in which corporate law and regulation operate;
  • An ability to work with international legal materials and to grasp the legal implications of transactions involving international institutions and corporations;
  • A critical awareness of the theoretical and practical challenges created by the globalization of law and business and the increasing cross-border mobility of corporation;
  • Demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving legal problems.
This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Oct. 2017
Full time
Start date Oct. 2017
Lebanon Beirut
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