The University of Alabama School of Law offers its Graduate Program leading to the LL.M. Concentration in Business Transactions upon the completion of 24 semester hours of graduate course work. The curriculum for degree candidates allows for completion of the degree in six semesters, covering two calendar years. But it is possible to take four courses a semester by taking classes four nights a week and finish in one year. Classes are offered Monday-Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. CDT.
The course of study include the following 6 required courses typically taken in the first year, plus Business Planning (2 hours) typically taken in the last term.
Choice of Business Entities (2 hours)
Principles in Accounting (2 hours)
Advanced Securities Regulation (2 hours)
Intellectual Property for Technology
and Business Development (3 hours)
Mergers and Acquisitions (2 hours)
Business Drafting (2 hours)
Business Planning (2 hours)
The remaining 9 hours of electives may be selected from the following electives (subject to change).
Business Bankruptcy (2 hours)
Personal Income Tax (2 hours)
Capital Transactions (3 hours)
Corporate Tax (3 hours)
Tax Procedure (2 hours)
Partnership Tax (3 hours)
Estate and Gift (2 hours)
Tax Exempt Organizations (2 hours)
State and Local (2 hours)
International Tax (2 hours)
Executive Compensation (2 hours)
Corporate Law in the Caymans (2 hours)
Introduction to Accounting (1 hour)
Tax and Accounting Ethics (1 hour)
Consolidated Returns (1 hour)
Students are required to attend a summer orientation session at the University of Alabama School of Law in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in the summer before classes begin. The summer orientation trains students on the interactive online technologies, describes administrative policies and procedures and introduces students to the Business Drafting and Advanced Business Entities courses.
Degree candidates are also required to take comprehensive exams administered at the Law School in Tuscaloosa in the summer after completing the first three semesters. Nondegree candidates are not required to take comprehensive exams.