LLM in Banking, Corporate, and Finance Law Fordham University School of Law
Students seeking the LLM in Banking, Corporate, and Finance Law acquire a sophisticated appreciation of corporate structure, an understanding of the laws relating to capital markets and financial institutions, and genuine insights into the goals and strategies of U.S. executives and business lawyers.
In this program, students enroll in core courses including Corporations, International Banking Law, Banking Law, or Financial Institutions and choose from a broad array of additional courses in corporate, banking, and finance law and related topics. Through these courses, students explore such areas as bankruptcy, corporate finance, corporate governance, corporate tax, cross-border insolvency, mergers and acquisitions, and securities regulation and enforcement.
PROGRAM-SPECIFIC REQUIRED COURSES
The 24-credit minimum must include 12 credits of Specialization Distribution Courses approved for the Banking, Corporate, and Finance Law program.
The 12-credit Specialization Distribution Course requirement must include the following Core Course:
And at least one of the following Core Distribution Courses:
- Banking Law
- International Banking Law
- Financial Institutions I
- Financial Institutions II
We recommend that students in this program register for Corporations during their first semester of study (or shortly thereafter for part-time students), as Corporations may be a pre-requisite for many other courses of interest.
Note that students may not receive credit for both Banking Law and Financial Institutions I, as they cover substantially the same material. Financial Institutions I and Financial Institutions II are independent courses and students may take either or both, in any order.
Remaining credits needed to fulfill the 12-credit Specialization Distribution requirement must be chosen from among the wide selection of Specialization Distribution Courses approved for the Banking, Corporate, and Finance Law program
ADDITIONAL REQUIRED COURSES
For students who do not hold a JD degree from a U.S. law school, the following courses are also required:
- Introduction to the U.S. Legal System*
- Legal Writing and Research for LLM Students
- Introduction to the U.S. Legal Profession
- At least 6 credits of Content Outline courses
Students are required to take Introduction to the U.S. Legal System and Legal Writing and Research for LLM Students during their first semester of study in the LLM program.
A Note Regarding Course Selection for Part-Time Students
The LLM program strives to ensure that there is a wide range of courses available in the evening in each of our LLM areas of specialization and to ensure that students will be able to meet their program requirements within their desired time frame for completion. However, it would be impossible to ensure that any specific course will be offered at a time that is convenient for all students. We encourage you to look at the schedules from past semesters, available on the registrar's website, to get a sense of what courses may be offered in the future (noting, of course, that the schedule varies from one semester to the next).