A New Kind of LLM Makes Earning the Credential Practical.
The Small Business Practice LLM is a 24-unit program. Courses are held in 15-week trimester terms with start dates in January, May, and September. The expectation is that students will take four credit hours per term, although other study plans are possible with the approval of the program director. The program cannot be completed in less than six terms and must be completed within four years.
The program is open to lawyers who have a JD or LLB from a law school in the United States or have earned a first (basic) law degree from a law school outside the United States. (Applicants who have completed their JD or equivalent degree study outside the United States will have their study evaluated by a credential evaluation service and must demonstrate English proficiency by a TOEFL score of 550/213/80 or higher and through the interview and application process.)
Concord law School makes legal education accessible to full-time working professionals whose practice focuses on legal services for small business. The cost per credit is $900, for a total program tuition cost of $21,600 at the current tuition rate. Students enrolling in the 2013 term starts will receive a $300 per credit tuition discount for a total program cost for 2013 enrollees of $14,400. Students must be continuously enrolled to be eligible to receive per credit discount for entire program.