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International Commercial Law and Arbitration

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The International Commercial Law and Arbitration (ICLA) LLM Concentration is designed for students who want to develop expertise in both business law and international commercial arbitration.

Required Courses Include:

General Education (4 - 6 units)
Negotiation Theory and Practice
Mediation Theory and Practice
Introduction to US Law (only for students who earned their first degree in law outside the U.S.)

International Commercial Arbitration (12 units)
International Commercial Arbitration Theory and Doctrine
International Commercial Arbitration Procedure and Practice
International Commercial Arbitration and the National Courts
International Investment Disputes
Ethical Considerations in International Arbitration
Capstone Mock Arbitration

Commercial Law (8 units picked from the following courses)
Accounting for Lawyers
Administrative Law
Admiralty and Law of the Sea
Business Planning
Business Reorganization in Bankruptcy
Commercial Law- Sales
Commercial Law- Secured Transactions and Commercial Paper
Conflict of Laws
Creditor's Rights and Bankruptcy
Federal Income Taxation of Business Entities
Intellectual Property Survey
International Business Transactions
International Litigation
International Tax
International Trade
Mergers and Acquisitions

Electives (2 - 4 Units) 

Additional Concentrations Available in Mediation, Arbitration, Litigation and International Commercial Arbitration.

Students electing to complete the International Commercial Law and Arbitration LLM Concentration will not qualify to sit for the US Bar Exam unless they enroll in units beyond the 28 required for the degree.