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LL.M. in International Criminal Law

LL.M. In International Criminal Law

School of Law students get hooded at commencement.The LL.M. in International Criminal Law is designed for American lawyers who intend to pursue a specialized government career as a federal or state prosecutor or as a private sector criminal defense lawyers. This degree is also appropriate for those who choose to enter the federal law enforcement, diplomatic, military or intelligence services.

While there are three other LL.M. programs that offer a program in Criminal Law, this LL.M. degree program is the only one offered nation-wide in International Criminal Law.

International Criminal Law LL.M. candidates are required to successfully complete twenty-one out of twenty-four hours from the specific criminal law courses outlined below (courses taken in fulfillment of J.D. requirements may not be repeated).

The School of Law is a member of the International Association of Law Schools and the International Academy of Comparative Law (Académie Internationale de Droit Comparé).

Required Courses:

  • Public International Law – Required
  • International Criminal Law
  • Transnational Criminal Law
  • International White Collar Criminal Law
  • National Security Law
  • Terrorism Law
  • U.S. Intelligence & National Security Law
  • Comparative Criminal Procedure
  • Advanced Criminal Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Thesis & Research (Foreign trained are exempt)

Other courses and seminars offered in the LL.M. program in International Criminal Law include:

  • Advanced U.S. Criminal Procedure
  • Constitutional Criminal Procedure
  • Wrongful Convictions
  • Capital Punishment Seminar
  • Texas Criminal Procedure

Those American lawyers who successfully complete this LL.M. degree will be well prepared for a large variety of U.S. federal public sector positions in law enforcement, the diplomatic, military and intelligence services, as well as comparable positions at the state level. American and foreign lawyers interested in international law enforcement, international organizational, NGO and international criminal court work would benefit considerably as well.

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