Each of the LLM
concentrations is one-year (12-months) in length, starting and ending in
August. Students are encouraged to apply by May 4.
Each of the
concentrations combines a core of required courses with a diverse range of
elective courses and practical legal experience. The curriculum provides
students with a strong substantive foundation in the area of specialization
(health policy and law/human rights/law and economic development) while giving
them substantial freedom to choose their own courses and pursue their own work
interests. Students also gain hands-on legal experience through “Co-op” and
complete an independent research and writing project.
Health Policy and Law
The Health Policy
and Law concentration is designed to meet the needs of lawyers who are working
in health policy and law and hope to enhance their skills, or lawyers who wish
to enter this rapidly growing field. With the implementation of the Affordable
Care Act, public health challenges, global public health issues, and questions
about bioethics, this is a burgeoning field with tremendous opportunities for
those with an LLM.
The Human Rights
concentration is designed for both US- and internationally trained lawyers
preparing for careers working with NGOs, advocacy groups, community
organizations, and others dedicated to supporting human rights through the
legal system. Students are invited to join in the School of Law’s cooperative
efforts with scholars, institutions and advocates nationally and
internationally to address issues of human rights and the promotion of
economic, social and cultural rights.
Law and Economic Development
Students in the
Law and Economic Development concentration will have the opportunity to explore
how legal professionals can participate in processes and contribute to policy
choices intended to benefit their fellow citizens economically, politically,