Master of Laws in Cross-Border Advocacy

The Master of Laws in Cross-Border Advocacy (ML-CBAV) program provides a concentrated post-graduate legal study program for practicing lawyers or graduates of foreign or domestic law schools. Candidates for this program include: 1) foreign lawyers who studied in law school programs that do not offer cross-border advocacy classes or who want to strengthen their knowledge base with cross-border advocacy law degree from the United States; and 2) general practitioners who want to develop a cross-border advocacy specialization with particular emphasis on cross-border transactions involving Southeast Asia. 

Students enrolled in the program pursue a non-thesis Master of Laws in Cross-Border Advocacy degree, and may be enrolled on either a full-time or part-time basis.

All Master of Laws in Cross-Border Advocacy students must complete 24 credit hours. The degree program curriculum includes an introductory course on the United States legal system and an introductory course on U.S. contract law and the opportunity to complete up to three credits of directed research under the supervision of a faculty member. Elective courses will be developed in the following subject matter areas: Corporate Transactions and Business Law, Intellectual Property Law, Technology Law, and International Commercial Arbitration and Mediation.

Students may choose their coursework to complete the degree from among these electives. With all of the elective coursework, the focus will be on U.S., Indian, and international law in these subject-matter areas.

This program is also approved for delivery via asynchronous or synchronous distance education technology.