VI. Approved-elective courses

This is a list of approved-elective courses (in addition to the basic and required courses addressed in Part III.B and any directed study courses, which are approved for each major subject to any limitations and additional approval requirements set forth elsewhere in these regulations). Some approved-elective courses require additional approval from the Director before a student may register in the course for credit towards the LL.M. degree.  See Part III.B.3.c. The approved-elective course list is updated on a regular basis by the Director with the approval of the Graduate Studies Committee. Course selections must be discussed in connection with the Plan of Work filed with the Director prior to registration for each semester.

  1. Corporate and Finance Law.

    Accounting for Lawyers (LEX 7001) 2 credits[3]
    Administrative Law (LEX 7006) 3-4 credits
    Advanced Bankruptcy Law (LEX 7009) 3 credits
    Advanced Issues in Bankruptcy (LEX 8005) 3 credits
    Advanced Managerial Finance (FIN 7220) 3 credits
    Agency & Partnership (LEX 7011) 2-3 credits 
    Alternative Dispute Resolution (LEX 7016) 2 credits
    Antitrust (LEX 7026) 2-4 credits
    Antitrust and Trade Regulation: Current Issues (LEX 8001) 3 credits
    Arbitration of Labor Disputes (LEX 7031) 2 credits
    Banking Law (LEX 7045) 2 credits
    Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights (LEX 7051) 3 credits
    Business and Community Law Clinic (LEX 8631) 6 credits
    Business Planning (LEX 7060) 4 credits
    Business Planning: A Transactional Approach (LEX 7061) 8 credits
    Commercial Systems (LEX 7661) 2 credits
    Commercial Law Seminar (LEX 8031) 3 credits
    Consumer Law
    Consumption-Based Taxation (LEX 7131) 2 credits
    Contract Drafting Seminar (LE 8039) 3 credits
    Copyright Law (LEX 7136) 3 credits
    Corporate Counsel Externship: Colloquium (LEXC 8516) 2 credits 
    Corporate Finance (LEX 7141) 3 credits
    Developing the Commercial Real Estate Project (LEX 7172) 3 credits
    Employee Benefits Law (LEX 7205) 3 credits
    Employment Discrimination (LEX 7216) 2-3 credits
    Employment Law (LEX 7221) 2-3 credits
    Federal Tax Practice (LEX 7316) 2 credits
    Foreign Direct Investment (LEX 7326) 3 credits
    Fundamentals of Business and Coummunity Law Clinic (LEX 8643) 4 credits
    Futures and Options (FIN 7340) 3 credits
    Health Care Organizations & Finance (LEX 7353) 3 credits
    Health Care Quality, Licensing, & Liability (LEX 7354) 3 credits
    Health Policy: The Firm, The Market and The Law (LEX 7360) 3 credits
    Immigration and Nationality Law (LEX 7371) 2-3 credits
    Insurance Law (LEX 7381) 2 credits
    International and Comparative Business Law: Doing Business in China Seminar (LEX 8161) 3 credits
    International Aspects of U.S. Taxation (LEX 7401) 2-3 credits
    International Business Transactions (LEX 7404) 3 credits
    International Commercial Arbitration (LEX 7384) 3 credits
    International Finance: Transactions, Regulation & Policy (LEX 7406) 3 credits[4]
    International Intellectual Property Law (LEX 7407) 3 credits
    International Trade (LEX 8185) 3 credits
    Investment Policies (FIN 7230) 3 credits
    Law of Electronic Commerce (LEX 7828) 3 credits
    Mergers and Acquisitions (LEX 7603) 2-3 credits
    Money and Capital Markets (FIN 7090) 3 credits
    Negotiation (LEX 7616) 2-3 credits
    Patent Enforcement (LEX 7651) 3 credits
    Patent Law (LEX 7656) 3 credits
    Public Finance Law (LEX 7676) 2 credits
    Real Estate Financing (LEX 7701) 2-3 credits
    Secured Transactions (LEX 7756) 3 credits
    Securities Litigation (LEX 7758) 2-3 credits
    Securities Regulation (LEX 7761) 2-3 credits
    State and Local Taxation (LEX 7771) 3 credits
    Statistics and the Law (ECO 6120) 3 credits
    Tax Policy: Current Issues Seminar (LEX 8361) 3 credits
    Taxation of Corporations (LEX 7821) 4 credits
    Taxation of Corporations: Mergers and Restructurings (LEX 7014) 4 credits
    Taxation of Partnerships (LEX 7311) 2-3 credits
    Trademarks and Unfair Competition (LEX 7831) 2-3 credits
    White Collar Crime (LEX 7941) 3 credits
    Workers Compensation Law I (LEX 7951) 2 credits
  2. Labor and Employment Law.

    Access to Justice Seminar (LEX 8002) 3 credits
    Administrative Law (LEX 7006) 3-4 credits
    Advanced Labor Economics (ECO 6400) 4 credits
    Agency & Partnership (LEX 7011) 2-3 credits 
    Alternative Dispute Resolution (LEX 7016) 2 credits
    Civil Rights Clinic (LEX 8607) 4 credits
    Concepts and Processes of Dispute Resolution I: Negotiation Theory and Practice (DR 7210) 3 credits
    Concepts and Processes of Dispute Resolution II: Neutral Intervention Theory and Practice (DR 7220) 3 credits
    Current and Future Trends in Collective Bargaining (ELR 7700) 3 credits
    Disability Law Clinic (LEX 8641) 4 credits
    Employee Benefits Law (LEX 7205) 3 credits
    Entertainment Law (LEX 7221) 2-3 credits
    Immigration and Nationality Law (LEX 7371) 2 credits
    Labor Arbitration (LEX 7495) 2 credits
    Labor Economics and Human Resources (ECO 7400) 4 credits
    Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining (MGT 7750) 3 credits
    Labor Relations and Public Policy (ECO 6420) 3 credits
    Labor Relations Law in North America (ELR 7400) 3 credits
    Labor Law in the Public Sector (LEX 7506) 2 credits[5]
    National Labor Relations Act: Current Problems (LEX 8271) 3 credits
    Negotiation (LEX 7616) 2-3 credits
    Practicum in Dispute Resolution (LEX 7660) 3 credits
    Privacy Law (LEX 7669) 2-3 credits
    Public Service Externship: Colloquium (LEX 8599) 2 credits[6]
    Race and the Law (LEX 7689) 3 credits
    Sports and the Law (LEX 7766) 2-3 credits
    Union Contract Administration (MGT 7770) 3 credits
    White Collar Crime (LEX 7941) 3 credits
    Workers Compensation Law I (LEX 7951) 2 credits
    Workers Rights in a Global Economy (LEX 7960) 3 credits
  3. Taxation.

    Accounting for Lawyers (LEX 7001) 2 credits[7]
    Administrative Law (LEX 7006) 3-4 credits
    Business and Community Law Clinic (LEX 8631) 6 credits
    Business Planning (LEX 7060) 4 credits
    Business Planning: A Transactional Approach (LEX 7061) 8 credits
    Consumption-Based Taxation (LEX 7131) 2 credits
    Corporate Finance (LEX 7141) 3 credits
    Employee Benefits Law (LEX 7205) 3 credits
    Estate, Gift and Inheritance Taxation (LEX 7241) 2 credits[8]
    Federal Tax Practice (LEX 7316) 2 credits
    Fundamentals of Business and Community Law Clinic (LEX 8643) 4 credits
    Futures and Options (FIN 7340) 3 credits
    International and Comparative Business Law: Doing Business in China Seminar (LEX 8161) 3 credits
    International Aspects of U.S. Taxation (LEX 7401) 2-3 credits[9]
    International Business Transactions (LEX 7404) 3 credits
    International Finance: Transactions, Regulation & Policy (LEX 7406) 3 credits[10]
    International Tax Treaties (LEX 7416) 2 credits
    Law of Electronic Commerce (LEX 7828) 3 credits
    Mergers and Acquisitions (LEX 7603) 2-3 credits
    Public Finance Law (LEX 7676) 2 credits[11]
    Public Service Externship: Colloquium (LEX 8599) 2 credits[12] 
    Real Estate Financing (LEX 7701) 2-3 credits
    Securities Regulation (LEX 7761) 2-3 credits
    State and Local Taxation (LEX 7771) 3 credits[13]
    Tax Accounting Methods and Accounting for Income Taxes (ACC 7410) 3 credits
    Tax Exempt Organizations (LEX 7806) 2-3 credits[14]
    Tax Policy: Current Issues Seminar (LEX 8361) 3 credits
    Tax Policy Seminar: Role and Impact of Congressional Oversight on Abusive 
    Tax Strategies (LEX 8363) 3 credits
    Taxation of Corporations (LEX 7821) 4 credits
    Taxation of Corporations: Mergers and Restructurings (LEX 7014) 4 credits
    Taxes and Business Strategy (ACC 7450) 3 credits
    Trusts and Decedents' Estates (LEX 7841) 4 credits
    White Collar Crime (LEX 7941) 3 credits
  4. U.S. Law.
    1. Upper-level J.D. courses. U.S. Law majors may select any upper-level J.D. course, so long as the prerequisite is satisfied and, if necessary, the instructor consents. Credits awarded will conform with other requirements in these regulations (e.g., limitations on clinics and externships and directed studies).
    2. First-year J.D. courses. U.S. Law majors are not permitted to enroll in first-year J.D. courses, unless the course instructor consents and the Director approves on petition from the student based on extraordinary circumstances. Preparation for a bar exam is not an extraordinary circumstance meriting such approval.

3. If Accounting for Lawyers is not offered at the Law School at any time during the academic year, a student may enroll that year in Financial Reporting and Analysis (BA 6000) 2 credits, with the approval of the Director.

4. If International Finance: Transactions, Regulation & Policy is not offered at the Law School at any time during the academic year, a student may enroll that year in International Finance (FIN 7870) 3 credits, with the approval of the Director.

5. If Labor Law in the Public Sector is not offered at the Law School during the academic year, the student may enroll that year in Public Sector Labor Relations (ELR 7430) 3 credits

6. Registration requires Director approval for specific organization externship.

7. If Accounting for Lawyers is not offered at the Law School at any time during the academic year, a student may enroll that year in Financial Reporting and Analysis (BA 6000) 2 credits, with the approval of the Director.

8. If Estate, Gift and Inheritance Taxation is not offered at the Law School at any time during the academic year, a student may enroll that year in Financial and Estate Planning (ACC 7440) 3 credits, with the approval of the Director.

9. If International Aspects of U.S. Taxation is not offered at the Law School at any time during the academic year, a student may enroll that year in Taxation of International Business and Multinational Transactions (ACC 7400) 3 credits, with the approval of the Director.

10. If International Finance: Transactions, Regulation & Policy is not offered at the Law School at any time during the academic year, a student may enroll that year in International Finance (FIN 7870) 3 credits, with the approval of the Director.

11. If Public Finance Law is not offered at the Law School at any time during the academic year, a student may enroll that year in Advanced Public Finance (ECO 6510) 4 credits, with the approval of the Director.

12. Registration requires Director approval for specific organization externship.

13. If State and Local Taxation is not offered at the Law School at any time during the academic year, a student may enroll that year in Taxation by State and Local Jurisdictions (ACC 7420) 3 credits, with the approval of the Director.

14. If Tax Exempt Organizations is not offered at the Law School at any time during the academic year, a student may enroll that year in Taxation of Exempt Organizations (ACC 7430) 3 credits, with the approval of the Director.