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Future LLM Students

St. John's University School of Law

8000 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica, NY 11439, USA
Phone: 718.990.6600
E-mail: lawinfo@stjohns.edu | Website: www.stjohns.edu/law

Introduction

Celebrating more than 80 years of excellence in legal education, St. John's University School of Law has produced lawyers who have distinguished themselves in practice, government, and the judiciary. Among its graduates are former New York governors Mario M. Cuomo and Hugh L. Carey, current Court of Appeals judges Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick and Theodore T. Jones, and the school's former dean and former Court of Appeals judge Joseph W. Bellacosa. The law school plays a prominent role in the New York City legal community, imbuing all that it does with the University's Vincentian tradition.

LLM Programs/Areas of Specialization

St. John's School of Law is proud to offer four LLM Graduate Degrees: the LLM in Bankruptcy, the LLM in International and Comparative Sports Law, the LLM in Transnational Legal Practice, and the LLM in US Legal Studies for Foreign Law School Graduates.

Bankruptcy

The LLM in Bankruptcy, the nation's premier bankruptcy program, accepts only about a dozen highly motivated students a year. Our intensive and comprehensive curriculum includes more than two dozen specialized bankruptcy courses taught by a world-class faculty of leading professors, judges, and practitioners. Our graduates are successful and are employed by leading firms and courts.

The St. John's LLM in Bankruptcy program is intensive and rigorous. The LLM in Bankruptcy requires the completion of 30 credits, 6 of which are devoted to two advanced research seminars. These seminars require each student to prepare a major thesis on a significant bankruptcy topic under the supervision of the professor in charge of the student's seminar and an individual mentor/expert in the paper's subject matter. The paper will be defended orally by the student before experts in the field.

This program, which combines academic rigor with a unique multidisciplinary approach, is designed to produce bankruptcy attorneys with the skills, the ambition, and the knowledge to become leaders in the insolvency field. We do not attempt to mask the intensity of the program; on the contrary, we want each applicant to understand the commitment that this program requires. We also want leaders of the insolvency community to appreciate the effort that each graduate will have made to successfully master such an enormously comprehensive program, and to understand that each is prepared to accept the responsibility of leadership that will go with the degree.

Rolling Admission and Application Deadline

Students may commence the program either in the fall or spring terms. We use a rolling admissions process and consider applications as they come in and make every effort to inform you of our decision as soon as possible after receipt of your completed application. An application is considered complete when the School of Law has received the following:

  • Completed and signed application
  • LSAC registration number (if applying online)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • An updated résumé
  • Personal statement
  • Writing sample (if available)
  • Official transcript from law school (including class rank) and undergraduate school attended
  • LSAT score (a copy of front sheet of the applicant's CAS report, indicating LSAT score provided by law school)
  • Application fee of $100 (nonrefundable)
Contact Information

For additional information about the LLM in Bankruptcy, please visit the School of Law website, or contact:

Yvette Gutierrez
Director, LLM in Bankruptcy Program
St. John's University School of Law
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
USA

Phone: 718.990.5343
Fax: 718.990.8095
E-mail: LLM@stjohns.edu

International and Comparative Sports Law

The new LLM in International and Comparative Sports Law is the first program of its kind in the United States. St. John's School of Law and ISDE (Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economia), a graduate legal institution based in Spain, have designed this program for attorneys with a passion for sports and a clear desire to practice in this rewarding, global legal specialty. Taught by the national and international sporting community's top lawyers, agents, and managers, the program consists of a semester of academic courses at St. John's and a semester working full time in a practice placement with a sports law firm, agency, team, league, or regulatory body, either in the US or overseas.

In the first semester, students take courses that focus on legal issues in international and comparative sports law and US sports law, including antitrust, contact, labor, intellectual property law, and regulation of sports. In addition, students take an intensive negotiation, mediation, and dispute resolution course and begin work on the required master's thesis.

In the second semester, students will gain firsthand experience through a full-time, on-site practice placement with a sports law firm, sports agency, professional or major university team, league, or regulatory agency. All practice placements are arranged and assigned by St. John's/ISDE, with due consideration given to each student's interests, language capacity, academic experience, and strengths. Students also complete their master's thesis.

Rolling Admission and Application Deadline

Students must commence the program in the fall term. Applications should be submitted by May 15 for the fall term. The rolling admissions process allows us to inform every applicant about their admission decision as soon as possible after receipt of a complete application. Later applications are considered on a space-available basis. A complete application should include the following:

  • Completed and signed application form
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (for non-native English speakers)
  • LSAC registration number
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • An up-to-date résumé
  • Personal statement
  • Writing sample
  • Photocopies of transcripts from undergraduate and law school(s) (including class rank)
  • Application fee of $100 (nonrefundable)
Contact Information

For additional information about the LLM in International and Comparative Sports Law, please visit the School of Law website, or contact:

Itziar Murillo
St. John's University School of Law
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
USA

Phone: 718.990.3014
E-mail: sportslaw@stjohns.edu

Transnational Legal Practice

The LLM in Transnational Legal Practice trains US and foreign attorneys in the skills and knowledge needed in the rapidly expanding cross-border practice of law. All students will take Transnational Legal Practice I and II, an integrated, full-year course that is the centerpiece of the LLM. Using a hands-on approach comprised of simulations that emphasize writing, oral advocacy, and negotiation skills in a series of multijurisdictional problems that implicate domestic, foreign, and public international law, the course will focus on cross-border transactions, international civil dispute resolution, practice before international and domestic courts and tribunals, and advice and representation before regulatory bodies.

Participants also choose a concentration to focus their studies in addition to Transnational Practice I and II. Most students will choose to concentrate in one of the following areas:

  • Cross-Border Transactions;
  • Public International Legal Practice; or
  • Transnational Dispute Resolution.

Alternatively, students who have individualized professional needs or personal interests may design a tailored course of study, such as international intellectual property, corporate law, bankruptcy, or criminal law. With these concentrations in mind, students will fill out the rest of their schedule from a variety of electives in order to fulfill the required 24-credit minimum for graduation.

Each LLM candidate is required to maintain a B- average throughout the program in order to graduate. Due to the intensity and rigor of the LLM program, full-time students are not permitted to work and have to enroll in a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 18 credits per semester.

Rolling Admission and Application Deadline

Students may commence the program in the fall or spring terms. Applications should be submitted by May 15 for the fall term and by December 15 for the spring term. The rolling admissions process allows us to inform every applicant about their admission decision as soon as possible after receipt of a complete application. Later applications are considered on a space-available basis. A complete application should include the following:

  • Completed and signed application form
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (for non-native English speakers)
  • LSAC registration number
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • An up-to-date résumé
  • Personal statement
  • Writing sample
  • Photocopies of transcripts from foreign law schools (including class rank when possible)
  • Application fee of $100 (nonrefundable)
Contact Information

For additional information about the LLM in Transnational Legal Practice, please visit the School of Law website, or contact:

Lucas Rezende
Director of Transnational Programs
St. John's University School of Law
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
USA

Phone: 718.990.3014
E-mail: tlp@stjohns.edu

US Legal Studies for Foreign Law School Graduates

The LLM in US Legal Studies for Foreign Law School Graduates is a unique program tailored exclusively for foreign law school graduates intending to pursue two goals: acquire a fully accredited American degree specializing in US Law and obtain eligibility to apply for the New York bar exam. Students will be immersed into the study of fundamental subjects of US law such as constitutional law, torts, evidence, contracts, criminal law, and New York practice. St. John's University, with its campuses in New York City, is the perfect choice for students seeking a high-quality legal education that blends bar preparation, academic study, service opportunities, professional training, and real-world experience within a diverse and highly supportive community.

In order to receive an LLM degree in US Legal Studies at St. John's Law School, students must complete 24 credit hours. Of these, 8 credits are comprised of Introduction to US Law I and II (3 credits); US Legal Analysis and Writing I and II (4 credits); and US Legal Research (1 credit). Seven credits must be selected from among JD courses in subjects testable on the New York Bar, and 9 credits from among elective JD courses. We highly encourage students to take all their electives in subjects testable on the New York Bar.

Each LLM candidate is required to maintain a B- average throughout the program in order to graduate. Due to the intensity and rigor of the LLM program, full-time students are not permitted to work and have to enroll in a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 18 credits per semester. Full- and part-time students must comply with proper immigration and employment regulations.

Rolling Admission and Application Deadline

Students must commence the program in the fall term. Applications should be submitted by May 15 for the fall term. Later applications are considered on a space-available basis. The rolling admissions process allows us to inform every applicant about the admission decision as soon as possible after receipt of a complete application. A complete application should include the following:

  • Completed and signed application
  • TOEFL score (above 100, but students with lower TOEFLs may be conditionally admitted with Advanced Legal English required before regular courses commence)
  • LSAC registration number
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • An up-to-date résumé
  • Personal statement
  • Writing sample
  • Photocopies of transcripts from foreign law schools (including class rank when possible)
  • Application fee of $100 (nonrefundable)
Contact Information

For additional information about the LLM in US Legal Studies for Foreign Law School Graduates, please visit the School of Law website, or contact:

Lucas Rezende
Director of Transnational Programs
St. John's University School of Law
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
USA

Phone: 718.990.3014
E-mail: usls@stjohns.edu

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