Curricular Options for Fletcher LL.M. Students

The LL.M. Program is one full academic year. Four courses each semester are required for the LL.M. degree. No fewer than five and a maximum of six courses must be taken within the International Law and Organizations (ILO) division. At least one of the eight courses must be from the Diplomacy, History, and Politics (DHP) division, and at least one course must be chosen from the Economics and International Business (EIB) division. LL.M. students may also cross-register at Harvard Law School, normally for no more than one course per academic year. Students must complete a Capstone Project (see page 20 in Student Handbook), which is to be determined in consultation with and supervised by a member of the law faculty; Native English-speakers also must demonstrate proficiency in a second language.

Given the wide range of professional experience and interests with which our students arrive at Fletcher, we believe that it is inappropriate to require that students take any specific course or courses. Students determine their own curriculum, in consultation with their faculty advisors (and within the parameters outlined above).


Optional Curricular Tracks
Public International Law CORE COURSES:
- (i) The International Legal Order (ILO L200)
- (ii) Public International Law (ILO L201)

- (i) International Human Rights Law (ILO L210)
- or (ii) International Organizations (ILO L220)

- (i) Diplomacy: History, Theory and Practice (DHP H200)
International Business Law CORE COURSES:
- International Business Transactions (ILO L230)
- Foundations in Financial Accounting and Corporate Finance EIB B200

- (i) International Investment Law (ILO L232)
- or (ii) International Financial and Fiscal Law (ILO L233)

- (i) Foundations in Financial Accounting and Corporate Finance (EIB B200)
International Economic Law CORE COURSES:
- Legal and Institutional Aspects of International Trade (ILO L240)
- International Business Transactions (ILO L230)
- Introduction to Microeconomics (EIB E211)
- International Trade and Investment (EIB E220)