Skip to main content

Professional Track LLM

Professional Track LLM

As an ambitious global legal professional, you have the drive to earn your master’s, but you don’t have the time. 

We’ve made it possible. 

Introducing Fordham Law’s Professional Track LLM 


A flexible executive master’s program for busy, foreign-trained lawyers/law graduates.
.
The Professional Track LLM program is perfect for working global practitioners whose professional demands prevent them from completing a traditional nine-month LLM residency.

Students in the program can become eligible to sit for the New York State bar examination by completing the degree in two years.

For information about how to apply, click here.  For information about our various LL.M. areas of study, click here.  

View program brochure.

How It Works

Begin your studies in August or January.

  • Complete your first 4.5-month semester.
  • Return home for up to 15 months.
  • Come back to Fordham for your second 4.5-month semester.
  • Receive your degree!

Sample Schedule #1

  • Begin in August.
  • Study through December.
  • Return the following August.
  • Complete the program in December.

Sample Schedule #2

  • Begin in August.
  • Study through December.
  • Return one year later in January.
  • Complete the program in June.

Sample Schedule #3

  • Begin in January.
  • Study through May.
  • Return the following January.
  • Complete the program in June.

Sample Schedule #4

  • Begin in January.
  • Study through May.
  • Return in August of the following year.
  • Complete the program in December.

Specialize in any one of eight areas:

  • Banking, Corporate & Finance Law
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Fashion Law
  • Intellectual Property and Information Technology
  • International Business and Trade Law
  • International Dispute Resolution
  • International Law and Justice
  • U.S. Law

Events and Services

Take advantage of the following special programs, events, and services:

  • Exclusive networking opportunities with your Professional Track peers and members of the global Fordham Law alumni network.
  • A dedicated academic advisor who will help you select your academic coursework, track your progress, and facilitate your return to Fordham Law School following your professional break.

Is This Program Right For Me?

Are you an experienced lawyer working in a law firm, corporation, the judiciary, government, or nonprofit organization?

Are you professionally committed to your employer and your country of residence? 

Do you want to deepen your expertise or expand into a new field while remaining at your current position?

Do you want to enhance your expertise and broaden your professional network while becoming a more accomplished, well-rounded, and successful practitioner?

If you answered yes, then the Professional Track LLM program is for you.

Degree Requirements

• Complete at least 24 credits.

• Complete the degree requirements within two years (in order to become eligible to sit for the New York bar examination).

Students in the Fordham Law Professional Track LL.M. program will not be eligible for Optional Practical Training when they graduate.