Program Information—LL.M. in Closely-held Businesses

The objective of the program for our LL.M. in Closely-held Businesses is to accommodate attorneys who wish to obtain the LL.M. degree on a part-time basis. All of our courses are taught live and online through the use of virtual classrooms over the Internet. The courses are live and completely interactive. Please review our Online LL.M. page to learn more about our online program.

A student can earn the LL.M. degree in Closely-held Businesses in 2 or 3 academic years. Students who plan to complete the program in 3 years take 2 two-credit courses each semester for 6 semesters. Students who plan to complete the program in 2 years take 3 two-credit courses each semester for 4 semesters. A student is permitted, on an individual basis, to adjust the number of courses that he/she takes each semester. For example, if a student experiences demands from his/her practice, that student may reduce his/her course load to one course for certain semesters. We recognize that a number of students are busy practitioners and may need to change the number of courses they take in a semester due to the demands of their law practice.

Classes are held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from either 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time or from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Candidates for an LL.M. degree in Closely-held Businesses must successfully complete a minimum of 24 credit hours in both required and elective courses with an overall grade point average of 70 or better.


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