Fastest LLM program


sashakowa
Looking for a fast LLM track program. I am Russian, have completed an LLB and now wish to study for an LL.M. in the States. I don't wish to pursue an LLM by distance learning as I intend to sit for the NY bar exam afterwards. Is there a fast track program that possibly allows me to complete an LLM in half a year?
Looking for a fast LLM track program. I am Russian, have completed an LLB and now wish to study for an LL.M. in the States. I don't wish to pursue an LLM by distance learning as I intend to sit for the NY bar exam afterwards. Is there a fast track program that possibly allows me to complete an LLM in half a year?
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llmadvise
Hello Sashakowa, I suppose that you can complete the majority of online programs/ distance learning in less than a year. They are called fast track LL.M. programs.
Additionally, most of the LLMs include nine months of teaching and three months of writing a dissertation. Students claim it will be possible to write your dissertation during the cycle of 9 months so you would be able to complete an LLM program in 9 months.
Northwestern University School of Law offers an accelerated LLM program, which allows international lawyers to study business law in a concentrated format. You can either earn an LLM degree in an intensive 15-week in-class time period over one summer in Chicago (May - August) or over two 7.5-week sessions over two summers.
Hello Sashakowa, I suppose that you can complete the majority of online programs/ distance learning in less than a year. They are called fast track LL.M. programs.
Additionally, most of the LLMs include nine months of teaching and three months of writing a dissertation. Students claim it will be possible to write your dissertation during the cycle of 9 months so you would be able to complete an LLM program in 9 months.
Northwestern University School of Law offers an accelerated LLM program, which allows international lawyers to study business law in a concentrated format. You can either earn an LLM degree in an intensive 15-week in-class time period over one summer in Chicago (May - August) or over two 7.5-week sessions over two summers.
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Gringei
Looking for a fast LLM track program. I am Russian, have completed an LLB and now wish to study for an LL.M. in the States.

Hi Sashakowa, BU law offers an accelerated JD/LLM degree in Banking and Financial Law or Taxation in just six semester. It is for students who are enrolled in JD programs and wish to complete both degrees in 6 semester instead of eight.
<blockquote>Looking for a fast LLM track program. I am Russian, have completed an LLB and now wish to study for an LL.M. in the States.</blockquote>
Hi Sashakowa, BU law offers an accelerated JD/LLM degree in Banking and Financial Law or Taxation in just six semester. It is for students who are enrolled in JD programs and wish to complete both degrees in 6 semester instead of eight.
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sashakowa
Many thanks for your feedback.
I think BU law is not relevant as I already completed undergraduate studies.
However, the summer program at Northwestern sounds rather interesting. Does anybody know how stressfull the accelerated program is? Can you really manage all the input in such a small time frame?
Many thanks for your feedback.
I think BU law is not relevant as I already completed undergraduate studies.
However, the summer program at Northwestern sounds rather interesting. Does anybody know how stressfull the accelerated program is? Can you really manage all the input in such a small time frame?
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Sashakowa, please be sure to check the NY Board of Law Examiners website before choosing a non-traditional LLM program. They are quite strict as to the minimum and maximum duration of one's LLM!

Here is what this website says about the period of instruction: "For applicants who commence a program in the 2012-2013 academic year, the LL.M. degree program must take place over at least two (non-summer) semesters of at least 13 calendar weeks each, or the equivalent, exclusive of reading periods, examinations and breaks. The program cannot be completed exclusively during summer semesters; however, a maximum of four credits may be earned in summer courses."
Sashakowa, please be sure to check the NY Board of Law Examiners website before choosing a non-traditional LLM program. They are quite strict as to the minimum and maximum duration of one's LLM!

Here is what this website says about the period of instruction: "For applicants who commence a program in the 2012-2013 academic year, the LL.M. degree program must take place over at least two (non-summer) semesters of at least 13 calendar weeks each, or the equivalent, exclusive of reading periods, examinations and breaks. The program cannot be completed exclusively during summer semesters; however, a maximum of four credits may be earned in summer courses."
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sashakowa
Sashakowa, please be sure to check the NY Board of Law Examiners website before choosing a non-traditional LLM program. They are quite strict as to the minimum and maximum duration of one's LLM!

Here is what this website says about the period of instruction: "For applicants who commence a program in the 2012-2013 academic year, the LL.M. degree program must take place over at least two (non-summer) semesters of at least 13 calendar weeks each, or the equivalent, exclusive of reading periods, examinations and breaks. The program cannot be completed exclusively during summer semesters; however, a maximum of four credits may be earned in summer courses."


Hi Harvey, Many thanks for this information. This makes a huge difference to me.By looking closer into the program I figured out that it does not qualify to the sit the NY bar exam. However, Northwestern states that the Accelerated Summer Program may qualify to take the California bar exam. Students must complete the professional responsibility and beginn in May to meet the California Bar exam.
<blockquote>Sashakowa, please be sure to check the NY Board of Law Examiners website before choosing a non-traditional LLM program. They are quite strict as to the minimum and maximum duration of one's LLM!

Here is what this website says about the period of instruction: "For applicants who commence a program in the 2012-2013 academic year, the LL.M. degree program must take place over at least two (non-summer) semesters of at least 13 calendar weeks each, or the equivalent, exclusive of reading periods, examinations and breaks. The program cannot be completed exclusively during summer semesters; however, a maximum of four credits may be earned in summer courses."</blockquote>

Hi Harvey, Many thanks for this information. This makes a huge difference to me.By looking closer into the program I figured out that it does not qualify to the sit the NY bar exam. However, Northwestern states that the Accelerated Summer Program may qualify to take the California bar exam. Students must complete the professional responsibility and beginn in May to meet the California Bar exam.
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sashakowa
Hello Sashakowa, I suppose that you can complete the majority of online programs/ distance learning in less than a year. They are called fast track LL.M. programs.
Additionally, most of the LLMs include nine months of teaching and three months of writing a dissertation. Students claim it will be possible to write your dissertation during the cycle of 9 months so you would be able to complete an LLM program in 9 months.
Northwestern University School of Law offers an accelerated LLM program, which allows international lawyers to study business law in a concentrated format. You can either earn an LLM degree in an intensive 15-week in-class time period over one summer in Chicago (May - August) or over two 7.5-week sessions over two summers.


Hello everyone,
Is there really no other fast track program in the US? The only decent program I found so far is the LLM from Northwestern. Surely there must be more. Please let me know. Thanks in advance for your feedback. Best
<blockquote>Hello Sashakowa, I suppose that you can complete the majority of online programs/ distance learning in less than a year. They are called fast track LL.M. programs.
Additionally, most of the LLMs include nine months of teaching and three months of writing a dissertation. Students claim it will be possible to write your dissertation during the cycle of 9 months so you would be able to complete an LLM program in 9 months.
Northwestern University School of Law offers an accelerated LLM program, which allows international lawyers to study business law in a concentrated format. You can either earn an LLM degree in an intensive 15-week in-class time period over one summer in Chicago (May - August) or over two 7.5-week sessions over two summers.</blockquote>

Hello everyone,
Is there really no other fast track program in the US? The only decent program I found so far is the LLM from Northwestern. Surely there must be more. Please let me know. Thanks in advance for your feedback. Best
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llmadvise

Hello everyone,
Is there really no other fast track program in the US? The only decent program I found so far is the LLM from Northwestern. Surely there must be more. Please let me know. Thanks in advance for your feedback. Best

Hello Sashakowa, Berkeley offers a professional LL.M. Fast Track Program. It lasts over two consecutive summers although teaching time is for ten to thirteen weeks starting in the 1st or 2nd quarter each summer. After each summer you can return to work in between. They specialize in business law or intellectual property and the LL.M. qualifies for California Bar exam.
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Hello everyone,
Is there really no other fast track program in the US? The only decent program I found so far is the LLM from Northwestern. Surely there must be more. Please let me know. Thanks in advance for your feedback. Best</blockquote>
Hello Sashakowa, Berkeley offers a professional LL.M. Fast Track Program. It lasts over two consecutive summers although teaching time is for ten to thirteen weeks starting in the 1st or 2nd quarter each summer. After each summer you can return to work in between. They specialize in business law or intellectual property and the LL.M. qualifies for California Bar exam.
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zeus
Hi Sasha (and others on this forum), Did you eventually pursue an LLM? I am in the same situation (at least the same considerations :) ) as you, and any guidance would be very helpful. Thanks!
Hi Sasha (and others on this forum), Did you eventually pursue an LLM? I am in the same situation (at least the same considerations :) ) as you, and any guidance would be very helpful. Thanks!
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