Entertainment LL.M. Program Curriculum

LL.M. Degree Requirements

To qualify for the LL.M. degree, students must complete 24 credit hours of post-J.D. coursework, 18 of which must be earned at Southwestern. A maximum of 30 units may be applied to the LL.M. degree. Courses previously taken for credit for a J.D. or equivalent degree will not be counted toward the LL.M. degree.  

Full-time students:

Take 8 to 16 units per semester; typically complete degree within one academic year.

Part-time students:

Take 2 to 7 units per semester; typically complete degree within two academic years.

NOTE: International students on F1 Visas are required to maintain full-time enrollment.

All students are required to complete all coursework for the Entertainment LL.M. within four years. LL.M. students attend classes with Southwestern’s J.D. students and have the flexibility of choosing courses offered in the day or evening.  

LL.M. Core Courses

Southwestern offers 3 required core courses for the entertainment and media law LLM.

  • Copyright Law*
  • Mass Media
  • Entertainment Law

*Copyright Law must have been completed within three years prior to entering the program or during the first semester of the program.

For a complete listing of current courses, click here.

LL.M. students can participate in Southwestern's stimulating clinics, externships and practicums to augment their studies.