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International Commercial Law and Arbitration

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.

Concentration Curriculum

Required Courses:

General Education (4 - 8 units)

  • Negotiation Theory and Practice
  • Mediation Theory and Practice
  • Introduction to US Law (Required only for international attorneys)
  • Legal Research and Writing I (Required only for international attorneys)

International Commercial Arbitration (10 units)


  • International Commercial Arbitration Theory and Doctrine
  • International Commercial Arbitration Procedure and Practice
  • Capstone Mock Arbitration

Two of the Following Three Courses:

  • International Commercial Arbitration and the National Courts
  • International Investment Disputes
  • Ethical Considerations in International Arbitration

Commercial Law (8 units picked from the following courses)

  • Contracts
  • Corporations
  • Accounting for Lawyers
  • Administrative Law
  • Admiralty and Law of the Sea
  • Antitrust
  • 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

Additional LLM Concentrations Available:

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