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6.6 Advanced LL.M. Program

  1. The Advanced LL.M. program is a program for students interested in law study that is more advanced than that offered by the UC Davis LL.M. program.  The Program is authorized for four years on an experimental basis, effective in 2017-2018. A re-evaluation will occur at the expiration of the experimental period.
  2. Up to 10 students per year may be admitted to the Advanced LL.M. Program.  Students enrolled in the UC Davis LL.M. program are eligible to apply for admission.
  3. Students who complete the Advanced LL.M. Program will receive an Advanced LL.M. certificate.  Students admitted into the Advanced LL.M. Program must complete a minimum of two semesters and earn a minimum of 20 units in order to earn the Advanced LL.M. certificate.  Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 10 units per semester.  Students may not receive credit towards the Advanced LL.M. certificate for courses taken at another law school.
  4. Students must complete an LL.M. degree before beginning the Advanced LL.M. Program.  Students enrolled in the UC Davis LL.M. program who are accepted into the Advanced LL.M. Program must first complete all requirements of the UC Davis LL.M. program, before they can begin work in the Advanced LL.M. Program.
  5. As part of the Advanced LL.M. Program, students who complete 15 or more units in a specialized area will receive a certificate indicating that they have completed the “Advanced LL.M. Program in ________.”  To earn a specialization in Business Law, students must complete a minimum of 15 units of study in courses eligible to be considered for the Business Law Certificate earned by J.D. students.  To earn a specialization in Intellectual Property Law, students must complete a minimum of 15 units of study in courses eligible to be considered for the Intellectual Property Law Certificate earned by J.D. students.  Additional areas of specialization can be approved by the faculty Educational Policy Committee.