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Focus. Accelerate. Connect. Lead.

Focus. Accelerate. Connect. Lead.

The Columbia Executive Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Global Business Law COLUMBIA’S VANGUARD EXECUTIVE LL.M. PROGRAM is a focused, flexible and accelerated program designed for high-achieving, experienced lawyers eager for challenge but strapped for time. Globalization has transformed the legal landscape. Success in today’s interconnected economy requires a nuanced understanding of U.S. law and principles and the ability to anticipate future issues in international business. Led by Columbia’s prestigious corporate law faculty, the Executive LL.M. provides an expert foundation in U.S. business law and focuses on how essential legal concepts are applied in a global context. Core study is supplemented with training on management strategies for diverse populations, developing executive presence and becoming the leader you were meant to be. Graduates of the program emerge connected to Columbia’s vast network and primed to lead.



Focus. A successful legal career in international business today

We combine innovative online learning with an intensive 12-week residency which provides an opportunity to complete an LL.M. degree with minimal time away from home. From the moment you begin, you enjoy an executive experience that allows you to focus your attention on your studies. We provide all textbooks and course materials, airport transportation when you arrive to New York, various furnished housing options and breakfast, lunch and snacks on days when classes meet.

demands extensive knowledge of U.S. business law and an understanding of how U.S. law presents in a cross border practice. In this first of its kind program, you will learn directly from Columbia’s full-time faculty, who are among the most respected academics and leading practitioners in corporate and transactional law in the world.

Accelerate. With the ability to complete this program in less than six months, you are positioned to advance in your career sooner.

Connect. You will become part of an elite cohort of seasoned lawyers

You have the full attention of our premier faculty and the benefit of a small class size and focused courses. Your classmates are other experienced

practicing world-wide who will provide you with different perspectives in course and project work, become part of your global legal network and, ultimately, be life-long friends.

Lead. The expertise and skills you gain in the Executive LL.M. program will enhance your professional value and prepare you for leadership across offices, organizations and cultures.

cross-border lawyers and the discussion in the classroom is directly relevant to what is happening in practice. To round out your executive LL.M. experience, you benefit from a dedicated career counselor who guides you in making the most of your network and advises you on positioning yourself for your next professional move. That individual counseling is coupled with group programming focused on helping you achieve your full potential as an executive, manager and leader. Additionally, our Lunch and Learn series invites New York City’s leading practitioners to give industry updates in the most relevant practice topics.

“Experiencing a U.S. legal education at Columbia Law School has been my dream for many years. It would be almost impossible for me to put aside my family and clients to take a full-year LL.M. program. The innovative Executive LL.M. program was launched at a perfect time. I made the decision to take this unparalleled opportunity without any hesitation.” – DANIEL HE, PARTNER, JUNHE


May–August Residency MODULE 1




Introduction to

American Corporate Law

Elective 1

Elective 2

Elective 3

American Law









September (Online)


Ethics in Global Business Law Practice

For application details and deadlines, visit our website at Early Decision Deadline: October 1 (Decision by November 1) Regular Decision Deadline: December 18

American Contract Law *The Colloquium is designed to give students a concrete understanding of how the legal issues discussed in theory are experienced in the real world.

IS THE EXECUTIVE LL.M. RIGHT FOR YOU? Electives and Colloquium topics change year to year depending on industry needs but include Corporate Finance, Commercial Arbitration in a Global Economy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Global Antitrust, Negotiation Workshop, International Securities, Compliance and Investigations, Data Privacy, Financial Statement Analysis, Commercial Finance, International Business Transactions, International Banking and Finance, and Corporate Governance.

Columbia Law School offers the Executive LL.M. in Global Business Law, as well as a full academic year LL.M. To help you decide which program may be right for you, please visit our website for a helpful comparison table.

About Columbia Law School Since its founding in 1858, Columbia Law School has been a driver of ideas, innovation, and impact and has shaped the legal community and the world. Alumni have launched international law firms, advocated for civil and human rights, won precedent-setting cases, led multinational businesses, and influenced world affairs. Columbia Law School graduates occupy influential roles globally in law, finance, academia, human rights, the judiciary, international affairs, and technology.

Learn more: 212-854-3431 Executive LL.M. Office Jerome Greene Hall 435 W. 116th Street New York, New York 10027

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Columbia Law School Executive LLM Brochure 2020  

Columbia Law School Executive LLM Brochure 2020