FOREIGN L AWYERS
E N H A N C E Y O U R L E G A L C A R E E R W I T H A N A M E R I C A N L AW F O C U S For more than 30 years, SLU LAW has demonstrated its commitment to international legal education. Through its educational programs and scholarly activities, the Center for International and Comparative Law ensures that graduates have the education needed to pursue professional opportunities throughout the world.
LL.M. IN AMERICAN LAW FOR FOREIGN LAWYERS
TWO-YEAR J.D. FOR FOREIGN LAWYERS
SLU LAW offers a one-year Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree program for lawyers holding a law degree from a university or law school outside the United States. This program provides a select group of highly qualified individuals with the opportunity to pursue studies and research with an American, comparative and/or international law focus. The LL.M. degree prepares students for the global legal marketplace, especially in international practice. Some graduates pursue short-term internships in the U.S. Several recent graduates have passed state bar examinations and become licensed in the U.S.
SLU LAW offers a Two-Year J.D. for Foreign Lawyers Program. This program enables highly qualified candidates who have received their first degree in law outside of the United States to earn their J.D. degree in four semesters by granting them advanced standing based on their prior law studies. This degree is designed for foreign lawyers who would like to enhance their professional training by earning the same degree held by U.S. lawyers, but in a shorter amount of time. In addition to earning a credential that may enhance the candidate’s home country practice, a Two-Year J.D. candidate may sit for the bar in any U.S. state after successful completion of the program, provided that additional eligibility requirements are satisfied.
THE LL.M. CURRICULUM The main feature of the LL.M. for Foreign Lawyers program is its attention to the individual needs of its students. The curriculum allows each LL.M. student to design, in cooperation with a faculty adviser, a course of study meeting the student’s personal needs and goals. The student may choose from the full range of courses and seminars offered in the law school curriculum, as well as up to three (3) credit hours of courses from Saint Louis University’s Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business, College for Public Health & Social Justice, or 12 other graduate programs. The student also has the option to write an LL.M. thesis under the guidance of a faculty adviser. Students are expected to complete the work for the LL.M. degree in two semesters (fall and spring) with the opportunity to continue through the following summer to complete a thesis. The fall semester begins in mid-August and ends in mid-December, while the spring semester starts in mid-January and ends in mid-May. The program requires successful completion of at least 24 credit hours. At least two (2) credit hours must include a written work, such as a seminar paper or research paper, prepared under the direction of a faculty member. Students are also required to complete a three (3) credit hour class in legal research and writing, and a foundation course in a common law subject, such as Contracts, Torts or Property, or in another area approved by the student’s adviser. Examinations for LL.M. students are the same as those for traditional J.D. students. However, when English is not the student’s primary language, the student may receive additional time for examinations as well as the use of an English-foreign language dictionary.
THE TWO-YEAR J.D. CURRICULUM Applicants who are admitted to the program will be granted advanced standing and may be permitted to transfer up to 30 hours of academic credit earned at their first law degree granting university or law school. In order to earn the Two-Year J.D. degree, students must complete at least 61 credit hours while in residence at SLU LAW.
YEAR ONE: Two-Year J.D. students earn 30 credit hours by completing the same core curriculum courses as first year students enrolled in the traditional three-year J.D. program. Those courses consist of Contracts, Torts, Civil Procedure, Property, Constitutional Law I, and Legal Research and Writing.
YEAR TWO: Two-Year J.D. students earn at least 31 additional credits through a combination of required courses and electives. Required courses consist of a course in professional ethics, a seminar, a perspectives on law course and six hours of experiential courses. Electives may be chosen YEAR from any upper division course or seminar offered at SLU LAW. Students planning to sit for a bar exam in the U.S. upon completion of the Two-Year J.D. are strongly advised to enroll in the following recommended courses for bar preparation purposes: Business Associations, Constitutional Law II, Criminal Procedure: Investigation, Evidence, Trusts and Estates. Students may choose to take up to six of their elective hours in upper division courses in another school of the university, with the prior written approval of the director of the Two-Year J.D. program and the dean of students.
L L . M . I N A M E R I C A N L AW F O R F O R E I G N L AW Y E R S T R A C K S
Students seeking the LL.M. in American Law for Foreign Lawyers have the opportunity to chose an area of focus to concentrate their legal studies on while at SLU LAW. While the tracks are not mandatory, they are designed specifically for the LL.M. in American Law for Foreign Lawyers degree program and are advised in cooperation with the Program Director.
I. COMMERCIAL AND BUSINESS TRACK (8 CREDIT MINIMUM) II. HEALTH LAW TRACK (8 CREDIT MINIMUM) III. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY TRACK (6 CREDIT MINIMUM) IV. LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW TRACK (8 CREDIT MINIMUM) V. TAXATION LAW TRACK (6 CREDIT MINIMUM)
I. COMMERCIAL AND BUSINESS TRACK (8 CREDIT MINIMUM) Adviser: Michael Korybut
REQUIRED COURSES: Intellectual Property Survey (3 credits)
The Intellectual Property Track has a Three-credit minimum from the following courses based on availability and approval by adviser. The following courses have been approved as electives for the Intellectual Property Track but may not be offered every year: Anatomy of a Patent (2 credits) Copyright (3 credits) Intellectual Property Law Research (1 credit) Patent Law (2 credits) Seminar: Emerging Health Technologies: Innovation, Law and Policy (2 credits) Seminar: International Intellectual Property Law (2 credits) Seminar: Intellectual Property and Creative Businesses (2 credits) Seminar: Intellectual Property and Global Entrepreneurship (2 credits) Seminar: Law and Regulation of Science (2 credits) Sports Law: Labor Wrangling (2 credits) Trademark and Unfair Competition (3 credits) IV. LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW TRACK (8 CREDIT MINIMUM) Adviser: Matt Bodie
TWO COURSES OUT OF THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED: Employment Discrimination (3 credits) Employment Law (3 credits) Labor Law (3 credits)
REQUIRED COURSES: Business Associations (4 credits) Contracts I (3 credits)
ONE COURSE FROM THE FOLLOWING: Entrepreneurship Law (3 credits) Negotiations (2 credits) Secured Transactions (2 credits) Securities Regulation (3 credits) Taxation (3 credits)
The Labor and Employment Law Track has one course out of the following or any other Labor and Employment Law course based on availability and approval of adviser: Alternative Dispute Resolution (2 credits) Business Associations (4 credits) Contracts I (3 credits) Employee Benefits Law (3 credits) Negotiations (2 credits) Seminar: Employment Law (2 credits) Workersâ€™ Compensation (1 credit)
The Commercial and Business Law Track requires a total of at least 8 credits. Additional Commercial and Business Law designated courses will count towards the track, based on availability and approval by adviser. II. HEALTH LAW TRACK (8 CREDIT MINIMUM) Adviser: Amy Sanders
III. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY TRACK (6 CREDIT MINIMUM) Adviser: Yvette Liebesman
REQUIRED COURSES: Health Care Law (3 credits) Administrative Law (3 credits)
The Health Law Track requires a total of at least 8 credits. In addition to the courses listed above a student may choose an additional 2 credits of Health Law designated courses. Any additional Health Law designated course will count towards the track, based on availability and approval by adviser.
V. TAXATION LAW TRACK (6 CREDIT MINIMUM) Adviser: Kerry Ryan
REQUIRED COURSE: Taxation (3 credits)
ONE COURSE FROM THE FOLLOWING: Corporate Taxation (3 credits) International Taxation (3 credits) Partnership Taxation (3 credits)
FOREIGN LAWYER PROGRAM GRADUATES
Bosnia & Herzegovina
The LL.M. in American Law for Foreign Lawyers program at Saint Louis University in 1999 was the basis for my career in International Intellectual Property Law. In addition to the basic classes, SLU offered all possibilities for an early specialization. The contacts I made during my stay with local students as well as other LL.M. students have persisted until today and are valuable in my everyday practice. The experience of being abroad in the U.S. for one year has enriched not only my language skills and career, but also and at least to the same extent my personal life and character. Being among fellow students and participating in university sports (in my case the volleyball team) taught me to learn and adapt to American culture. I did not feel like a tourist in a hot spot East Coast U.S. city, but rather as a part of the community in this unique Midwestern American city. Looking back, my decision to attend Saint Louis University School of Law was definitely the right choice.” ASKAN DEUTSCH (’00)
Germany Partner, FPS Rechtsanwälte, Hamburg, Germany Admitted to practice in Germany and New York LL.M. in American Law for Foreign Lawyers
GRADUATES OF THE FOREIGN LAWYER PROGRAMS ARE CURRENTLY WORKING IN COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD:
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Possible career opportunities for our LL.M. or Two-Year J.D. graduates are: Private Law Firms In-House Counsel Government / Service Non-Profit Organizations
BANKRUPTCY 3% CIVIL RIGHTS 3%
WHAT are FOREIGN LAWYER PROGRAM GRADUATES
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PUBLIC POLICY 3% INTERNATIONAL TAX 5% INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW / COPYRIGHT 6% COMPLEX CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS 11%
BUSINESS LAW INCLUDING CORPORATE LAW 45%
IMMIGRATION LAW 14%
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A S TAT E- O F-T H E-A R T FA C I L I T Y I N T H E H E A R T OF THE DOWNTOWN LEGAL COMMUNIT Y
Saint Louis University School of Law calls Scott Hall home, a 12-story building in the heart of downtown St. Louis. The unique location provides the vibrant SLU LAW community with a profound difference in the ability to teach, learn and fulfill SLUâ€™s social justice mission. With courthouses, government agencies, top law firms and corporations just steps away, the proximity presents tremendous opportunities to strengthen the connection between students and the legal and business communities. As home to more than 1,600 businesses and nearly 90,000 jobs, downtown offers the highest concentration of legal, financial, government and creative businesses in the region. Additionally, SLU LAW is within walking distance of numerous civic and cultural experiences, such as the Stifel Theater, City Museum, City Garden, Busch Stadium and the Gateway Arch. Festivals and runs regularly occur directly across the street from Scott Hall in the neighboring Kaufmann and Poelker parks.
A B O U T S T. L O U I S
Founded in 1843, SLU LAW was the first law school in St. Louis, Missouri and the first west of the Mississippi River. SLU LAW and the city have been shaping each other ever since. Maybe you can’t call St. Louis a college town — with nearly 3 million residents in the metro area, it’s too big for that. But it might be something better: a college city. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES St. Louis is a major business and commercial center. It is home to 18 Fortune 1000 companies, nine of which are Fortune 500 companies, including Bayer, Express Scripts, Emerson Electric and Edward Jones. In addition, it’s a hotbed of innovation and entrepreneurship and has been ranked as the No. 1 start-up city in America. St. Louis is also home to several large, privately held firms with a national presence. It has a diversified economy with particular strengths in health science and services, financial and information services, bioscience and multimodal logistics and manufacturing. WEATHER Autumns in St. Louis are mild with maximum average temperatures between September and December at 14.0°C and minimum temperatures at 4.0°C. Winters tend to be moderate, with an average snowfall of 20 inches/50 centimeters per year. The average maximum temperature between January and March is 7.0°C and the average minimum temperature is 3.0°C. Spring is pleasant with average maximum temperatures between April and June at 24.0°C and minimum temperatures at 13.0°C.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION The law school is located near several Metro stops, which can take you to the airport as well as sports stadiums and shopping centers throughout the St. Louis area day or night. The Downtown Trolley offers a unique tour of the vibrant downtown community. FOOD If you don’t already have a firm position on the appeal of Provel cheese, toasted ravioli and the best barbecue in the United States, it’s time to develop one. Start your research on The Hill, a mecca of Italian-American dining, or SugarFire Smokehouse, which is within walking distance from campus. ENTERTAINMENT One the city’s best concert venues just happens to be on the main campus. SLU’s Chaifetz Arena has recently hosted Bruce Springsteen, Carrie Underwood, Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith and Arcade Fire. At SLU LAW, you’re also just minutes away from Grand Center, the city’s thriving arts and entertainment district, with live theater and concert halls. For nightlife, stroll down the Loop in University City, which is considered one of the “10 Great Streets in America.”
SPORTS Known as one of America’s best sports cities, St. Louis is home to two professional teams: the Cardinals (baseball) and the 2019 Stanley Cup Champions the St. Louis Blues (hockey), whose fans fill the vibrant downtown area on game days. Additionally, SLU has 16 Division I NCAA sports teams, including men’s and women’s basketball and soccer. Students get into all SLU sporting events free with their student IDs. ATTRACTIONS In Forest Park — bigger than New York City’s Central Park — you will find the Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis Zoo, Missouri History Museum and Saint Louis Science Center (all of which have free admission). For something a bit more funky, check out the 10-story slide, indoor cave system and rooftop Ferris wheel at the nearby City Museum, which is open until midnight on weekends. Other attractions include the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Fabulous Fox Theatre, world-class Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, award-winning wineries outside of the city and of course, the famous Gateway Arch. Students also enjoy access to the Simon Recreation Center and Center for Global Citizenship on SLU’s main campus.
I truly appreciate every moment at SLU LAW. LL.M. students like me enjoy the great freedom to choose diversified courses and to take the same classes with the J.D. students. Participating in study groups and various law student clubs enables me to feel a part of the law school community. The LL.M. program at SLU LAW also helps me to have a thorough understanding of the American legal system and culture. I truly feel prepared for a successful legal career.” ZHANG XI (ANTICIPATED ’19)
China LL.M. in American Law for Foreign Lawyers
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L I F E AT S L U L AW
SLU LAW boasts a world-class faculty and a strong academic program with a diverse curriculum designed to prepare students for all areas of law practice. The School of Law offers a rich curriculum with strong offerings in the areas of international and comparative law, business transactional law, employment law, intellectual property law, taxation, health law and others. FACULTY MENTORSHIP SLU LAW prides itself on the individual attention faculty members dedicate to LL.M. and Two-Year J.D. students. Our faculty members are unique in that several members of the faculty received basic or advanced degrees from law schools outside the United States. Faculty members also serve as academic advisers and mentors to students. Each LL.M. student is partnered with a faculty member who provides guidance on class selection and professional goals. Two-Year J.D. students receive guidance from the faculty member who serves as the program director. VISITING INTERNATIONAL PROFESSORS, SCHOLARS AND RESEARCHERS In addition to the full-time faculty, SLU LAW hosts visiting international professors who teach courses in international and comparative law. Visiting scholars and researchers contribute to the rich intellectual climate at SLU LAW while drawing on the programâ€™s resources and the extensive research capabilities of the Vincent C. Immel Law Library.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANCE AND HOUSING SLU LAW staff assists students in their transition to Saint Louis University and the St. Louis community. The Center for International and Comparative Law provides assistance with obtaining student visas, locating housing and helping students become oriented to the city and campus. Students may seek studio, one-bedroom or twobedroom apartments depending on their individual needs and budget. STUDENT LIFE One of the objectives of SLU LAW is to help students get the most out of the law school experience. In the midst of a thriving urban community, student organizations, in conjunction with community organizations, offer opportunities to be involved in various volunteer projects. Students may also participate in student organizations such as the Student Bar Association and the International Law Students Association. There are also a variety of social and cultural activities just footsteps away from the new downtown building.
THE VINCENT C. IMMEL LAW LIBRARY The Vincent C. Immel Law Library is one of the largest academic law libraries in the country. The library also has a strong comparative and international law collection supporting the research and curricular needs of the program, with nationally recognized strengths in Irish and Polish law. Law librarians offer research sessions throughout the year for all law students. For more information, visit slu.edu/law/library.
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FA C U LT Y + S TA F F MONICA EPPINGER
Co-Director, Center for International and Comparative Law, Associate Professor B.A., Yale University; M.A.L.D., Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; J.D., Yale Law School; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Co-Director, Center for International and Comparative Law, Professor B.A., Claremont McKenna College; J.D., Stanford University
IRA H. TRAKO
Director, LL.M. Program in American Law for Foreign Lawyers Asst. Director, Center for International and Comparative Law B.A., Saint Louis University; B.S.B.A., Saint Louis University; J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law
CONSTANCE Z. WAGNER
Director, Two-Year J.D. Program, Professor B.A., Northwestern University; J.D., Columbia University; Certificate, Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law, Columbia University School of Law; LL.M., University of Konstanz
Associate Dean for Research & Engagement Co-Director, William C. Wefel Center for Employment Law, Professor B.A., Dartmouth College; J.D., Harvard Law School
Director, Vincent C. Immel Law Library; Associate Professor B.A., Vanderbilt University; J.D., University of Illinois; M.L.S., University of Missouri-Columbia
CHAD W. FLANDERS
Professor B.A., Hillsdale College; J.D., Yale Law School; M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of Chicago
WILLIAM P. JOHNSON
Dean; Professor B.A., University of Minnesota; J.D., University of Michigan Law School
E M E R I T U S FA C U LT Y Professor Emeritus of Legal Research B.A., Washington University in St. Louis; M.A., Washington University in St. Louis; Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis; M.A., University of Missouri-Columbia
SUSAN W. McGRAUGH
Professor Emeritus LL.B., University of Zambia School of Law; LL.M., University of Zambia School of Law; LL.M., Yale Law School; J.S.D., Yale Law School; Docteur Honoris Causa, Université d’Orléans, Orléans, France
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor B.A., Grinnell College; J.D., University of Iowa College of Law
Director, Criminal Defense Clinic; Professor B.A., Drake University; J.D., Washington University School of Law
CAROL A. NEEDHAM
Emanuel Myers Professor B.A., Northwestern University; M.A., University of Virginia-Charlottesville; J.D., Northwestern University School of Law
HENRY M. ORDOWER
Professor A.B., Washington University; M.A., J.D., The University of Chicago
ANA SANTOS RUTSCHMAN
Assistant Professor J.D., Catholic University of Portugal; S.J.D., Duke Law School; LL.M., Duke Law School
SIDNEY D. WATSON
Jane and Bruce Robert Professor of Law Director, Center for Health Law Studies B.A., University of Southwestern Louisiana; J.D., Harvard Law School
Lillie Myers Professor B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., J.D., Duke University; Ph.D., Yale University
Assistant Director of International Admissions B.A., University of Sulaymaniyah; M.B.A., Webster University
YVETTE JOY LIEBESMAN
Professor B.A., Georgetown University; B.A., Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; M.S., University of California, San Diego; J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
RICHARD C. AMELUNG
MARCIA L. McCORMICK
ISAAK I. DORE
NANCY H. KAUFMAN
Professor Emerita B.A., The George Washington University; J.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
MARGARET H. McDERMOTT
Assistant Professor Emerita B.A., Barat College; M.S.L.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; J.D., Washington University School of Law
Professor Emeritus LL.B., JUDR., C.SC., Charles University, The Czech Republic; LL.M., Columbia University
STEPHEN C. THAMAN
Professor Emeritus A.B., M.A., J.D., University of California, Berkely; Dr. IUR., University of Freiburg, Germany
A P P LY T O T H E DEGREE PROGRAMS FOR FOREIGN L AW Y E R S
LL.M. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS All applicants to the LL.M. Program for Foreign Lawyers must meet these requirements: Hold a first degree in law from a university or law school outside of the United States that qualifies the applicant for bar admission in the home country Have outstanding academic credentials and demonstrated excellence in professional career activities
LL.M. APPLICATION DEADLINE LL.M. Program for Foreign Lawyers applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, which means the committee reviews each applicant’s file once it receives all application materials. We recommend applying by the early application deadline of December 15, 2019. Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year should be submitted no later than April 1, 2020 to ensure that visa paperwork can be processed in time for admission in Fall 2020.
If the language of instruction in the applicant’s first law degree program was other than English, demonstrate a high level of spoken and written English proficiency by submitting an official TOEFL iBT report with a score of 90 or above (or a score of 577 or above on the TOEFL PBT) or an official IELTS report with a score of 7.0 or above. HOW TO APPLY TO THE LL.M. PROGRAM Complete an application for admission to the LL.M. Program for Foreign Lawyers and submit all supporting documentation required in such application. These include: An official transcript and diploma from each postsecondary school attended, including English translations Two letters of recommendation Official TOEFL or IELTS score sent to SLU LAW (our institutional code is 6629) (if required) A written personal statement Current résumé Scholarship application (if applying for financial aid)
I really enjoyed my time at Saint Louis University School of Law. It was a great opportunity to further my education. The faculty and staff members were very nice and made LL.M. students feel very welcome. The classes were very interesting and the professors were always there to answer my questions. Being part of SLU ’s LL.M. program was a rewarding experience and prepared me for the NY Bar exam.” SOUHELLA MAKOURI (’15)
France Attorney, New York, NY LL.M. in American Law for Foreign Lawyers LL.B., Dauphine University, Paris, France
TWO-YEAR J.D. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS All applicants to the Two-Year J.D. Program for Foreign Lawyers must meet these requirements: Hold a first degree in law from a university or law school outside of the United States that qualifies the applicant for bar admission in the home country Have outstanding academic credentials and demonstrated excellence in professional career activities Complete an application for admission to the J.D. program and submit all documentation required in such application Submit an official LSAT score reported within the past three years that demonstrates potential to succeed in the program If the language of instruction in the applicant’s first law degree program was other than English, demonstrate a high level of spoken and written English proficiency by submitting an official TOEFL iBT report with a score of 100 or above (or a score of 600 or above on the TOEFL PBT) or an official IELTS report with a score of 7.5 or above
HOW TO APPLY TO THE TWO-YEAR J.D. PROGRAM Complete an application for admission to the Two-Year J.D. Program for Foreign Lawyers and submit all supporting documentation required in such application. These include: An official transcript and diploma from each postsecondary school attended, including English translations Please Note: SLU LAW requires the use of the LSAC Credential Assembly Service, including International Credential Evaluation. Two letters of recommendation Official LSAT score sent to SLU LAW (our institutional code is 6629) Official TOEFL or IELTS score sent to SLU LAW (our institutional code is 6629) (if required) A written personal statement Current résumé TWO-YEAR J.D. APPLICATION DEADLINE Applications for the Two-Year J.D. Program for Foreign Lawyers are accepted on a rolling basis starting on September 1 of each year for admission the following fall. Applications will not be reviewed until all required materials are received by SLU LAW.
TUITION FOR THE LL.M. AND TWO-YEAR J.D. PROGRAMS LL.M. and Two-Year J.D. students are assessed the same tuition as traditional three-year J.D. students. Tuition for the 20192020 academic year is $42,540. Fees are approximately $654, and the cost of books is projected at $1,000. These amounts tend to increase moderately from year to year. Admitted students are responsible for arranging funding of their education prior to enrolling at SLU LAW. Some sources of funding for international students are listed at www.slu.edu/law/student-services/ financial/scholarships/international.php, but students should also explore private and public sources in their home countries. SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE SLU LAW may award partial tuition scholarships to incoming students based on academic credentials, career achievements and need. LL.M. applicants who wish to be considered for scholarships should submit the LL.M. scholarship application form. Two-Year J.D. applicants who wish to be considered for scholarships should check the financial aid box on the application for J.D. admission.
Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year should be submitted no later than March 7, 2020 to ensure that visa paperwork can be processed in time for admission in Fall 2020.
If you have a question regarding the admissions process or need an accommodation, we encourage you to contact: Tara Maulood, Assistant Director of International Admissions. P: +1 (314) 977-2134 E: Tara.Maulood@slu.edu