NEW YORK, March 20, 2014 – Fordham Law School has launched a dual-concentration LL.M. degree option. This new program gives students the opportunity to remain at Fordham Law for an additional semester of full-time study (or the equivalent for part-time students) to complete 12 credits in a second LL.M. discipline. At the end of the program, students will receive the LL.M. degree in two disciplines, such as an LL.M. Degree in International Business and Trade Law and International Dispute Resolution. Any two of the law school’s seven LL.M. concentrations can be combined in this way.
“The new dual-concentration program will help students compete in the current legal market by giving them the opportunity to fully explore a second area of study and providing greater flexibility to pursue externships and clinics that may be difficult to complete in just two semesters,” said Toni Jaeger-Fine, assistant dean for international and non-J.D. programs at Fordham Law.
Students who participate in the program must complete a minimum of 36 credits in total. Students who wish to take a bar examination may opt to do so after two semesters of study as long as they have completed all of the requirements for one of the degree programs at the end of two semesters and provided that they fulfill all the requirements imposed by the relevant bar authority.
The seven LL.M. concentrations at Fordham Law are Banking, Corporate and Finance Law; Corporate Compliance; Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law; International Business and Trade Law; International Dispute Resolution; International Law and Justice; and U.S. and Comparative Law.
More details about the dual-concentration program are here: law.fordham.edu/llm/dual-concentration