Online LL.M. Concentration in Business Transactions

Course of Study

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 course of study 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 7:30/8:30 p.m. CST.

Required Courses

Business Entities (2 hours)
Intellectual Property (3 hours)
Securities Regulation (2 hours)
Mergers and Acquisitions (2 hours)
Accounting (3 hours)
Business Drafting (2 hours)
Business Planning (2 hours)

Electives

Personal Income Tax (2 hours)
Capital Transactions (3 hours)
Corporate Tax (3 hours)
Tax Procedure (2 hours)
Partnership (3 hours)
State and Local (2 hours)
Executive Compensation (2 hours)
International Tax (2 hours)
Ethics (1 hour)

Orientation

Students are required to attend an online summer orientation session in the summer before classes begin. The summer orientation trains students on the interactive online technologies, describes administrative policies and procedures.

Comprehensive Exams

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.

Tentative schedule of online LL.M. courses