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Our LLM in Insurance Law program is the top destination for lawyers and students from the U.S. and around the world who seek serious graduate training in insurance and financial services law. Thanks to our location in historic Hartford, Connecticut - the famed "insurance capital" and headquarters to some of the largest global insurance companies - our students study with the most sophisticated insurance law experts in the country. New York City and Boston are just two hours away and Fairfield County, Connecticut, the hedge fund capital of the U.S., is even closer.
The Law School courses preapproved for the Insurance Law LLM are listed below. LAW7675 - Principles of Insurance is offered each semester is a required course and should be taken in the first semester. Students may petition for the inclusion of other courses, subject to the approval of the Director. All courses are open to LLM candidates as well as JD candidates, and only a few courses have prerequisites.
Students may take up to six credits of related courses which will count towards the 24-credit minimum requirement.
Students should announce their intention to seek a certification at the beginning of their academic year and plan their course enrollment to fulfill the credit requirements. The professors for the specific certificate program can offer guidance on the courses available; however, students should alert the graduate programs office and the registrar of the desire to fulfill the certificate.
As part of the LLM in Insurance Law degree, students may obtain a certificate of specialization in seven areas:
- Corporate and Regulatory Compliance
- Energy and Environmental Regulation
- Intellectual Property
- International Human Rights
- Tax Law
- U.S. Law
- Foundations of U.S. Law
- U.S. Civil and Criminal Justice
- U.S. Business Law and Regulation
- U.S. Law of Property Transfer
To be awarded the certificate, students must complete between nine (9) or twelve (12) credits depending on the area of specialization, complete the writing requirement in that area and achieve a minimum of a B average in all of the certificate coursework including the writing requirement. The writing requirement for the certificate could satisfy both the certificate and the LLM writing requirement if the topic is approved by the Director of the LLM program or his/her designee. The student may also choose to complete two separate papers one satisfying the LLM program writing requirement and the other satisfying the certificate requirement.
Students may be required to take the entry-level course in the certification area, depending upon prior preparation and experience. Any such course would typically not count towards the credit requirements.
Completing a certificate is optional.