It would interest many law graduates and legal professionals to know that Fordham University Law School has just launched a new and flexible Professional Track LLM program. This is an executive master level degree designed for foreign-trained lawyers and international law graduates who are unable to attend the standard full-time nine-month LLM classes due to their busy schedules.
Prospective students of this new LLM program will instead be afforded the flexibility to start their first semester in either January or August for four and a half months, then take time off for up to 15 months. They can then return to Fordham to complete the remaining semester (another four and a half months). Those who manage to accomplish this program in two years or less may be eligible to take the New York bar exam.
Fordham Law is offering eight regular LLM programs. Those who intend to acquire the new Professional Track LLM degree may choose from any of these specialist programs and take it based on the new flexible schedule instead of the normal full time 9-month duration. The following are the choices of specialization:
- LLM in U.S. Law
- LLM in Fashion Law
- LLM in Corporate Compliance
- LLM in International Law & Justice
- LLM in Dispute Resolution
- LLM in Business & Trade Law
- LLM in Intellectual Property & IT
- LLM in Banking, Corporate & Finance Law
As classes will start in January 2018, it is wise to prepare the necessary requirements now and start applying for your program of choice. Applications are now being accepted through LSAC. Those planning to acquire scholarships may need to apply earlier to be considered.