Executive LLM in Madrid

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, along with IE Law School, offers a program in an executive format that awards a Master of Law (LLM) from Northwestern Law and a Certificate in Business Administration from IE Law.  Administered by two of the world’s leading law schools, the program is business-law focused and covers American common law, its application in international practice, and management essentials.

Program Structure

The program is intended to be flexible for participants from all over the world. Students can continue to work as they complete both classroom and online instruction, and are able to choose between two program formats, depending on their work commitments.

In the Traditional Executive Program, participants complete intensive two-week sessions on the Chicago and Madrid campuses in addition to online coursework. The format allows students to earn their degree while taking minimal time away from their other obligations.

Other participants may choose the Residential Option in Chicago, geared towards those who can or wish to take more extended time away from work. Students who choose this option will complete the first semester of work in the Traditional Executive Program, and then spend the Spring semester (January-May) in residence at Northwestern.

Degree Requirements

Course Title
Required Courses (5 credits)
BUSCOM 802MBusiness Associations
BUSCOM 810Contract Law
Additional Courses (8.5 credits)
Not all courses are offered every year. The law school reserves the right to make changes and substitutions without notice.
U.S. International Taxation
Antitrust Law
Civil Procedure
Transfer Credits:
6.5 credits will be counted from IE Coursework
Minimum Credits Required: 20

Bar Exam Information

The Executive LLM Madrid program is not intended to qualify foreign lawyers to take the bar examination or to practice law in the United States; in many states, including Illinois, these degrees are not sufficient to take the exam. Because bar exam qualification is subject to individual state regulation and may change year to year, it is up to the applicant and student to assess bar eligibility.