Center for International Law

JD/LLM in International Business & Trade Law

As a JD candidate at John Marshall, you have the unique opportunity to enhance your marketability by specializing in international business and trade law. John Marshall offers one of the first and only LLM in International Business and Trade Law programs in the Midwest.


Joint degree candidates should be able to demonstrate interest in international law through undergraduate and graduate coursework, overseas study/work experience, foreign language ability, etc. Joint JD/LLM in International Business and Trade Law candidates must complete 80 credits from John Marshall's JD catalogue, including all required courses, plus 24 credit hours from the LLM in International Business and Trade Law catalogue (the first 10 LLM credit hours will count as JD elective credits), including required courses and electives.

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Recommended JD Electives Required LLM Courses

*Candidates are required to take only one of these courses. If U.S. Customs and Import Law is taken, the candidate must take an additional one-credit course in trade law.

Elective Courses

A complete list of more than 35 LLM in International Business and Trade Law courses is available under the LLM program description.

Please review each course description to determine what prerequisites apply.