» LL.M. in International and Comparative Law

Chapman University Fowler School of Law LL.M in International and Comparative Law program provides a degree that addresses legal ramifications pertaining to human rights laws, international trade, international relations and a host of other related legal areas.  The faculty, also working practitioners, are committed to keeping the curriculum as current as possible in order to address the dynamic and ever-changing international law landscape.

Professors teaching this degree tout extensive international legal experience, continually publish scholarly works, and provide instruction in an array of international law practices, including:

  • Asylum and Refugee Law
  • International Criminal Justice
  • Human Rights
  • Business Immigration
  • Tax and Real Estate

Learn more about LL.M. admission requirements, program requirements, and cost of attendance.

+ - Courses

Required Courses

  • INTERNATIONAL LAW AND ORGANIZATIONS (3 credits)

Elective Courses

  • ADVANCED U.S. TAXATION OF INTERNATIONAL INCOME (1-2 credits)
  • IMMIGRATION LAW (2 credits)
  • INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS (3 credits)
  • INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW (2 or 3 credits)
  • INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW (2 or 3 credits)
  • INTERNATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (2-3 credits)
  • INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW (2-3 credits)
  • REFUGEE LAW (2 or 3 credits)
  • U.S. TAX OF INTERNATIONAL INCOME (3 credits)

+ - Learning Outcomes

The law school faculty have identified the following learning outcomes as critical to a law degree and to developing the skills needed to become a proficient attorney.

  1. Understanding American Law – LL.M. students with foreign law degrees will demonstrate an understanding of the legal system of the United States by applying (1) the common law and case method, (2) basic principles of legal procedure, and (3) specific content areas relevant to their area of emphasis to propose, assess, justify, and/or recommend resolutions to simulated and real-world legal issues.
  2. Emphasis-Appropriate Content and Analysis – LL.M. students should demonstrate subject matter knowledge and information appropriate to their area of emphasis and their personal and program goals. Students should apply legal rules and information appropriate to their area of emphasis to formulate clear and effective legal analysis and to prepare and recommend solutions to legal problems.
  3. Emphasis-Appropriate Skills – LL.M. students should develop essential skills appropriate to their area of emphasis and their personal and program goals.
-- For Trial Advocacy emphasis students, this primarily means skills appropriate to trial practice.
-- For Business Law emphasis students, this primarily means practice-related legal research and writing, as well as skills such as Negotiation and Mediation for students with those focus
-- For International & Comparative emphasis students, this primarily means academic legal writing (Directed Research/Thesis).
-- For Entertainment Emphasis students, it primarily means real-world negotiating and drafting media-related legal instruments via the Entertainment Law
-- For Tax emphasis students, this primarily means tax-related practice skills and legal research/writing.

+ - Faculty

Professors teaching this degree tout extensive international legal experience, continually publish scholarly works, and provide instruction in an array of international law practices

Adjunct Faculty

  • Scott Wellman, 
Partner at Wellman & Warren LLP

+ - Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Chapman University Fowler School of Law
LL.M. Programs
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866
(714) 628-2635
(714) 628-2655 fax
llm@chapman.edu

  • Featured
  • News
  • Events