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UT Law launches LLM program in business law

The University of Tennessee College of Law is now accepting applications for its first advanced law degree, the Master of Laws (LLM) in United States business law.

Students can begin their studies toward the LLM in the fall of 2016.

The LLM program is designed to enhance the ability of internationally trained lawyers to practice in a global marketplace by providing specialized knowledge in US business law. International lawyers with a juris doctor (JD) or its foreign equivalent (for example, a bachelor of law) will be able to complete the full-time, 24-credit LLM program in one academic year. Graduates will be eligible to sit for the Tennessee and New York bar exams, provided they satisfy each bar’s requirements.

“We’re excited to welcome talented lawyers from around the world to UT Law, where they will gain new knowledge in the classroom and practical field experience outside the classroom,”  said Melanie D. Wilson, dean of the College of Law.

Students will benefit from the resources of the College of Law’s specialized curriculum in transactional law and its reputation for training successful business lawyers in the college’s Clayton Center for Entrepreneurial Law.

“Our LLM program builds on UT Law’s twenty-five years of teaching excellence in our concentration in business transactions,” said George Kuney, director of the Clayton Center. “The program will also offer students an invaluable immersion experience in American culture and dialogue here in the city of Knoxville, an incredibly affordable location to pursue higher education.”

UT Law was ranked by U.S. News and World Report this year among the top ten law schools graduating students with the least debt. In addition, Knoxville ranks second on Forbes’ 2015 list of America’s Most Affordable Cities. Located in the southeastern region of the country, Knoxville is near the Great Smoky Mountains, the most visited national park in the United States.

The deadline to apply for fall 2016 admission is May 30, 2016.

For more information about UT Law’s LLM program, visit law.utk.edu/LLM.