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LLM in Law and Development 

Professor Crawford
Professor Crawford
colin.crawford@tulane.edu

The LLM in Law and Development focuses on the connections of law and international development and provides legal scholars with the tremendous opportunity to explore the breadth and depth of these connections through courses at the Law School as well as The Payson Center for International Development, an interdisciplinary center at Tulane Law School. To learn more about the Payson Center, please read below and visit this link on our website.

The Payson Center for International Development

The Payson Center for International Development is an interdisciplinary center at Tulane Law School. Since its inception in 1998, the Payson Center has generated one of the fastest growing academic programs at Tulane University. The Payson Center delivers to students a solid foundation of interdisciplinary theories and practices to improve the quality of life for populations in the developing world. The program's focus is deeply rooted in sustainable human development, which leads to societies that are environmentally sustainable, economically viable, and socially just.

LLM in Law and Development Degree Requirements

Candidates for the LLM in Law and Development must fulfill the General Degree Requirements. Students who enter the program after completing a JD from a law school in the United States must take 15 of the required 24 credits needed to complete the degree at the Law School. Students who do not hold a JD from a law school in the United States must complete 19 of the required 24 credits needed to complete the degree at the Law School.

All students must complete the following coursework:

  • Law, Sustainability and Development
  • Sustainable Human Development or Economic Analysis
  • 3 credits of Directed Research

In addition, students must complete one of the following courses:

  • Public International Law
  • International Human Rights
  • Comparative Private Law
  • Comparative Law: European Legal Systems
  • Comparative Constitutional Law

The remaining credits hours may come from a variety of Law and Payson Center courses:

LAW

IMF & Int'l Monetary Law Seminar
Comparative Commercial Law
Comparative Corporate Governance Seminar
Comparative Environmental Law
Int'l Criminal Law
Int'l Environmental Law
EU Law: Business Law
Foreign Affairs and National Security
Int'l Intellectual Property
Transnational Litigation
Int'l Business Transactions
Int'l Human Rights Law
Int'l Commercial Arbitration 
Int'l Sale of Goods
Int'l Institutions Seminar
Int'l Trade, Finance and Banking
European Legal History Seminar
Environmental Law: Natural Resources
EU Law: Constitutional Law
Terrorism/Counterterrorism Seminar
WTO Seminar
Field Course in Comparative Env'l Law
Int'l Foreign Corrupt Practices mini course

PAYSON CENTER

Any of the graduate level Payson Center courses – the course offerings for each term are located at http://payson.tulane.edu/courses-all

Students may enroll on a full-time basis during a single academic year, or on a part-time basis over two years.
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