Asia, Global Business and Development LL.M. Curriculum
The Asia, Global Business & Development LL.M. program requires three quarters (nine months) of residence at the University of Washington, during which the student must complete a minimum of
40 quarter credits.
Sustainable International Development Law
Seminar on Legal Problems of Economic Development
The central requirement of the Sustainable International Development Law
specialization is an independent research project that is satisfied by
Law B578 Seminar on Legal Problems of Economic Development (5
credits). This seminar focuses on the international legal context
of development, especially bilateral or multilateral foreign aid mechanisms that
promote or inhibit democratic development and economic growth.
Income redistribution (including land reform), population limitation, food
production, environmental damage and “limits to growth” are among the major
American Legal System and Method
International students are also required to complete the
B550A American Legal System and Method course. It provides a systematic and structured
examination of the U.S. legal system and is designed to introduce students to
the methods and materials for legal analysis, research and writing on U.S. law.
APPROVED ELECTIVE courses
Students are required to take at least three approved elective courses. The
selection of courses in this category varies from year to year depending on
course availability. Here is a list of typical courses offered as approved
For detailed course descriptions please see the
Course Catalog. In
case of scheduling difficulties or other special circumstances, other courses
may be substituted with the permission of the Program Coordinator.
OTHER LAW SCHOOL COURSES
For the remaining credits, students are free to choose their own courses. Most
second and third year J.D. program courses are open to LL.M. students.
Exceptions are those courses taught in small groups and/or those subject to
capped enrolment, such as some clinical course offerings
COURSES OFFERED ELSEWHERE AT UNIVESITY OF WASHINGTON
Students may also take an approved course numbered 400 or higher offered
elsewhere at the University of Washington that relates to their course of study,
upon consultation with the Program Coordinator.The course
offerings vary in availability from year to year. See the
UW Time Schedule
for current availability.