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NEW: Concentration option for LL.M. Students
Chicago-Kent is now offering concentration semester options for LL.M. students who wish to continue their studies beyond the 24 minimum credits and one-year of study required for the LL.M. degree. Students who qualify may complete one or two additional semesters (a third or a third and a fourth semester of the LL.M. program) and focus on a particular area of law. Completion of the concentration will be noted on the student transcript at the conclusion of the LL.M. program. Any student approved for a concentration will remain enrolled in the same LL.M. program that the student was enrolled in at the start of their LL.M. degree program. The specific areas of concentration are:
Business Law, Intellectual Property Law, Labor and Employment Law, Financial Services Law, Financial Regulatory Compliance, Advocacy, and Criminal Law.
Qualification of Student for the Concentration:
Any LL.M. student seeking to qualify to complete a concentration semester or year, must be in good academic standing, file a concentration application by April 1st of a given year for study beginning in the following fall semester, and arrange to have submitted on the student's behalf, one recommendation by a Chicago-Kent faculty member who has had relevant experience with the student and who can opine on the student's academic performance and English language abilities. After a student has been approved for a concentration semester, where applicable, the student is to file a Program Extension form (along with a new financial affidavit) with the IIT International Center on the main campus.
Academic Requirements for a Concentration:
To earn the concentration, the student must successfully complete a total of nine credit hours in approved coursework in the area of concentration. Of the total of nine credit hours required for the concentration, a minimum of six must be taken in the concentration semester. Dean Harris, or another full-time faculty member shall serve as academic adviser to the concentration student in regard to course selection.
Tuition for the concentration semester for the 2015-2016 academic year has been set at $12,000 for the first concentration semester (third semester of the LL.M. program), and $8,000 for the second concentration semester (fourth semester of the LL.M. program).