LL.M Program with Significant 75 % Tuition Scholarship And ONE FULL and TWO PARTIAL scholarship awards for 2017 academic year
IIT, Chicago-Kent College of Law along with School of American Law (SAL) for Armenia announces request for applications for two interlinked programs with significant – 75 % tuition scholarship:
- Two-semester overseas certificate program specialized on Business Law delivered in, Tbilisi, Georgia and
- One-semester LL.M degree program at Chicago-Kent College of Law delivered in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The whole program is business-law focused and covers the most demanding subjects of law and its application in international practice.
School of American Law was established in 2012 in cooperation with Chicago-Kent College of Law headquartered in Tbilisi, Georgia to support the mission of expanding knowledge, promoting of American legal studies and providing equal access of legal education for the lawyers of emerging market countries.
Academic year begins in Tbilisi in February 2017 and completes in December 2017. This two-semester study covers ten mandatory courses in law conducted only in English and delivered solely by Professors of Chicago-Kent. Learning mode is one or two courses per month covering weekends only throughout full day intensive instructions with 10-12 academic hours per course.
Ten mandatory courses focus primarily business law and cover contemporary subjects of law: Legal Writing, International Business Transactions, E-Commerce, Online Contracting, IP Asset Management, US Intellectual Property Law, Comparative Law, US Administrative Law, International Criminal Law and Introduction to American Legal Systems. Exact titles and content of courses are subject to change.
Program curricula, reading and course materials, exam policy and exam assignments, grading system and grading are developed exclusively by Professors of Chicago-Kent. Students are graded only by Professors of Chicago-Kent. The whole study process and quality assurance is supervised by Chicago-Kent.
After completion of two-semester program in Tbilisi graduates based on their decision - immediately or within three years from completion of two-semester program in Tbilisi - continue their LL.M education at Chicago-Kent in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The credits earned during two-semester program are fully recognized by Chicago-Kent College of Law. Therefore master study at Chicago-Kent is finished with earning LL.M in “U.S., International and Transnational Law” in one semester (which equals five months) instead of regular one academic year.
After completion one semester study at Chicago-Kent, students may continue their education for the second semester again with significant – 80 % tuition scholarship. Nevertheless, for those students who graduated two-semester program in Tbilisi, earning LL.M degree from Chicago-Kent in “U.S., International and Transnational Law” does not require spending two semesters at Chicago-Kent and getting LL.M is possible in one semester as provided above.
all applicants are required to submit the following documents electronically by January 19, 2017:
- CV in English;
- Copy of the Passport and/or ID;
- Letter of reference must be provided in English or in Armenian;
- Cover Letter in English;
- Electronic copy/copies of diploma or University statement for Bachelor students.
The documents should be sent to the following addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Note: The size of the submitted documents should not exceed 10 MB. After submission of the documents confirmation shall be received. Otherwise, you are advised to contact local representatives.
- Application submission: By January 19, 2017
After completion of two semesters LL.M graduate are eligible for off-campus employment:
- Work permits are required for all off-campus employment and may be granted by the U.S. immigration authority for paid practical training. In general, students with F1 visas may apply for a 12-month period of Optional Practical Training (OPT), which begins after the completion of their two-semester study, during which student with F1 status who has completed his/her degrees for more than nine months are permitted by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work for one year under Employment Authorization Card on a student visa towards getting practical training to complement their education.
Taking BAR exam in any states in US
- Bar Exams are administered nation-wide in February and July. Bar admissions requirements differ from state to state and as a result, students are advised to visit the web site of their state bar office for the most accurate information. For information on various exams and links to most state bar authorities, visit the web site of the National Conference of Bar Examiners.
Illinois Institute of Technology with its Chicago-Kent College of Law a leader in a legal education is often recognized for the scholarly excellence and distinguished by curricular innovation. Chicago-Kent College of Law is nationally recognized the second oldest law school in the state of Illinois. Chicago-Kent has a history marked by innovation and excellence. As a leader in the US legal education, Chicago-Kent is a great Law School for launching lawyer’s future. What makes Chicago-Kent great is its future focus, emphasizing legal writing and practice-based learning and new litigation technology teaching the practice and the business law in its own law firm.
Chicago-Kent was gained accreditation by the American Bar Association in 1936 and membership in the Association of American Law Schools in 1951.
In 2015 US News & World Reports assigned the following ranking to Chicago-Kent among the most demanded and popular program: Trial Advocacy the 3rd place.
According to US News & World Reports Chicago-Kent graduate employment rate right after the graduation amounts to 66.2% and 90.7% within 9 months following the graduation.
Since 2012 Chicago-Kent College of Law successfully operates its special overseas program for Caucasus region headquartered in Tbilisi, Georgia to support lawyers of emerging market countries in updating their legal knowledge. The program remains the first and so far the only program of this kind in Caucasus providing lawyers with the high quality legal education based on US teaching methodology and followed by US LL.M supported by significant tuition scholarship opportunities.
Information about program: www.kentlaw.iit.edu/sal-caucasus
Chicago-Kent College of Law: www.kentlaw.iit.edu
Brief video regarding “What Makes a Law School Great: Inside Chicago-Kent”
Mrs. Lusine Bakumyan