Online LL.M. in Corporate Compliance

Fordham Law’s LLM program in Corporate Compliance—the first of its kind in the country—introduces students to a rapidly emerging field that is often global in scope. This unique program prepares candidates to respond effectively to new and complex regulatory demands. Students will explore the role of in-house counsel, the corporate compliance office, and the elements of compliance, including risk assessment, attorney-client privilege, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, global codes of conduct, crisis management, deferred prosecution and non-prosecution agreements, and corporate social responsibility. Students will learn the basic regulatory framework, especially in the banking and financial regulatory industries, and will be trained in the skills that are essential for any compliance professional.

Fordham's LLM in Corporate Compliance is offered both on campus and online. The online program consists of both asynchronous and synchronous coursework. Asynchronous coursework consists of videos, lectures, and questions that students watch on their own time throughout the week. Students will also participate in weekly live synchronous sessions with professors to discuss that week's material.

Credit Hours:

Each student is required to complete a minimum of 24 credits of approved courses. Students may take 2-15 credits per semester and can complete the program in as few as 2 or as many as 7 semesters. All students pay tuition on a per-credit basis. 

Required Courses:

  • Introduction to US Law and Legal Institutions (3  credits)*
  • Legal Writing and Research (2 credits)*
  • Introduction to Corporate Compliance (4 credits)
  • Corporations (4 credits)**
  • Compliance Risk Assessment (3 credits)
  • Building Effective Ethics and Compliance Programs (3 credits)

Elective Courses:

  • Anti-Money Laundering (4 credits)*** 
  • International Financial Crime (2 credits)***
  • Crisis Management (3 credits)
  • Investment Management Regulation (3 credits)
  • Privacy & Cybersecurity (3 credits, available Spring 2021)
  • Healthcare Compliance (3 credits, available Summer 2021)
  • Internal Investigations (1 credit)
  • Employment Law (1 credit)
  • Human Rights Compliance (1 credit)
  • Anti-Bribery & Corruption Compliance Programs – Design and Implementation (1 credit)
  • Antitrust Compliance (1 Credit)
  • Emerging Technology Tools for Compliance Programs (1 Credit)

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*Students who are admitted to the New York bar may seek waivers from Introduction to the U.S. Legal System and Process and/or Legal Writing and Research for LLM Students by submitting the online Request for Waiver from LLM/MSL Program Requirement​s​ form.  However they are not encouraged to do so as these courses provide a fundamental base of knowledge and skills that are extremely useful for attorneys in the U.S. and that will be useful for all other U.S. law school classes. 

Students who have taken Corporations as part of their U.S. or foreign law study may seek a waiver of this requirement by submitting the online waiver request form.

***Anti-Money Laundering or International Financial Crime are strongly recommended, but not required.

Please note that this degree does not confer bar eligibility. In order to be eligible for the bar students must complete the  on campus LLM degree


LL.M. Admissions

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