Fordham Announces MSL Program in Corporate Compliance

Unlike the school's LL.M. in the field, this program does not require a background in law

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Fordham University School of Law has announced plans to launch a new Master of Studies in Law (MSL) program in Corporate Compliance.

Unlike the school's LL.M. in Corporate Compliance, the new MSL program does not require a background in law to apply.

Corporate compliance—which, at its most basic, is ensuring that an organization's internal policies meet legal and regulatory guidelines—is a growing field.

“In today’s environment, compliance is hot,” says Gerald Manwah, the director of Fordham's corporate compliance programs. “Organizations worldwide continue to enhance and implement effective, end-to-end compliance programs."

To help students meet this growing demand, the curriculum of the new MSL program will cover a range of topics, including a solid background in the US legal system, as well as course like "Global Corporate Compliance," "Risk Assessment," and "International Financial Crime." 

Students will also have the option of writing a 10,000 word thesis as a capstone.

A small but growing number of law schools around the world offer specialized LL.M. curriculum in corporate compliance. In the US, Thomas Jefferson School of Law and Widener University Delaware Law School, for instance, offer LL.M. concentrations in the field. Globally, Switzerland's Fribourg University offers a specialized LL.M. in Compliance; the UK's London Met has an LL.M. in Financial Services Law, Regulation and Compliance on offer.

To apply for the new Fordham MSL, interested candidates should have an undergraduate degree from an accredited university. Those who already have a JD or LL.B. are not eligible to apply.

Fordham also offers an LL.M. program in Corporate Compliance, which is aimed at those who have a background in law. Read more about the school's LL.M. programs on Fordham's Full Profile at LLM GUIDE.

For more information or to apply, please see Fordham's MSL in Corporate Compliance webpage.


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