What to expect?
Today's international lawyers increasingly demand knowledge and skills in a number of areas relevant to their corporate or business clients: US law and practice based on the Anglo-American common law (and increasingly present in European and international practice); and the principal aspects of business administration necessary to understand and meet the needs of these clients.
The curriculum of the Executive LLM Program has been specifically designed to address these needs, with the practicing lawyer in mind.
The typical candidate for the Executive LLM program is a lawyer trained in the civil law, practicing in an environment which requires knowledge of the Anglo-American legal system and its application in transnational practice.
The program brings together a highly-qualified and motivated group of experienced professionals. In an increasingly globalized economy, the list of countries represented extends not only to countries of origin, but to a growing number of participants who are expatriates, based outside their home countries.
The professional impact
The Executive LLM Program provides today’s practicing lawyer with the tools necessary to advance to the next level of professional success.
The program offers the unparalleled opportunity to make business connections and friendships with fellow students and alumni of a similar professional level from all around the world. Executive LLM students will form part of the alumni association of both IE and Northwestern institutions. During the program participants interact with top faculty members who provide information on the latest developments in their fields.
I have been more involved in the business decisions of my clients, both from the perspective of the Board of Directors as well as from the perspective of shareholders. I can now understand better the basis of their business decisions. And even more satisfying is that finally I feel comfortable in meetings with accounting and financial advisors. This understanding has provided me with the tools to better serve the firm’s clients.
Jorge Luis Arenales, Guatemala
Partner at Arias & Muñoz, Guatemala
The Executive LLM Program turned out to be not just an opportunity to merely acquire a set of knowledge and skills, but also to gain a different perception of the world around me. The program teaches you to think in a different way and thus extends your mind. As a result, my job has grown from legal advising to include responsibility for general management, sales and marketing.
Kristina Sukhotina, Russia
Head of European Representative Office, Energoprom Group, Germany
The Executive LLM subjects broadened my international mindset and enhanced and improved my knowledge about the US and Spain. In my opinion, the experience in Madrid and Chicago has been very valuable and helpful for my professional career.
Harry He, China
Partner of AllBright Law Offices, China