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Chicago Law School to Offer International Compliance Certificate in LLM Degree Program

Posted May 07, 2015

To meet the growing demand for professionals with global trade and customs compliance skills, The John Marshall Law School in Chicago is now offering a new track for working lawyers this fall. The school’s certificate in International Compliance is the latest offering from the Center for International Law aimed at providing LLM students with the most relevant courses in seeking advanced degrees.

Founded in 1992, the Center for International Law promotes the study of law in an international context. John Marshall offers one of the few LLM programs in the United States in International Business and Trade Law.

Drawing on resources of the Chicago business and trade communities, the Center offers practicing attorneys a graduate program that is structured around the rules, regulations and legal approaches underlying international business and trade law. The Center’s new international compliance degree will focus on customs and trade compliance, international corporate compliance, and compliance with international banking and finance laws and regulations.

“John Marshall’s LLM in International Business and Trade Law Program has prepared students from the United States and over 38 countries worldwide to take their place in the challenging arena of today’s global marketplace,” said Virginia Russell, associate director of the Center for International Law. “With a solid foundation in international economic law, our graduates have found employment in law firms, corporations, government and the military.”

The LL.M. (Master of Laws) is an internationally recognized postgraduate law degree. It is usually obtained by completing a one-year full-time program. Law students and professionals frequently pursue the LL.M. to gain expertise in a specialized field of law, for example in the area of tax law or international law. Many law firms prefer job candidates with an LL.M. degree because it indicates that a lawyer has acquired advanced, specialized legal training, and is qualified to work in a multinational legal environment.

Click here for more information about John Marshall’s LLM programs.