LL.M. in Transnational Commercial Practice tm Post-Graduate Certificate in Transnational Commercial Practice
Distance-Learning Courses One synchronous and seven asynchronous distance-learning courses are offered for credit toward the LL.M. in Transnational Commercial Practice and the Post-Graduate Certificate (PGC) in Legal Studies. They are Introduction to the United States Legal System (1 credit), Crossborder Litigation (2 credits), Civil Liberties in the United States (3 credits), Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments (3 credits), Global Lawyer (3 credits), International Project Finance (3 credits), and International Legal Ethics (3 credits). Once commenced, an asynchronous course must be completed within 12 weeks unless an extension is requested and granted. The asynchronous courses are available via the Internet on servers based in Europe and China. These courses are “self-contained” - no additional textbooks or case books or other resources are required - and can account for up to 15 of the 21 credits required for the LL.M. or 12 of the 12 credits required for the PGC.
Distance Learning Faculty Professor Dennis Campbell is Director of the Center for International Legal Studies and a Lecturer at Boston University and Eötvös Lorand University. He holds an LL.M. from Stockholm University and is a member of the New York, Iowa, and Colorado state bars. Professor Julia Sullivan is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and was a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP where she practiced in the area of project finance. She holds a JD from American University and LL.M. degrees from Boston University and Lazarski University. Professor John Erlick was a Superior Court judge for 20 years in Washington State. He graduated from Harvard College with honors and Georgetown University Law Center with honors. He has taught legal ethics at Seattle University for 15 years and served as a Visiting Professor at the Far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok, Russia. Professor David Zarski is a member of Schuyler Roche Crisham in Chicago, Illinois. In addition to managing $25-billion-plus transactions, he has served as counsel to a wholly owned bank subsidiary of a major retailer in a public offering of a credit card receivable securitization exceeding $1-billion. He has served as principal structuring counsel to the United States branch of a large global bank and its associated commercial paper conduits in various transactions. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from DePaul University and is a member of the Illinois Bar. Professor Elizabeth Powers is a member of Choate, Hall & Stewart, Boston, Massachusetts, specializing in cybersecurity and data privacy. She has 30 years of experience as a intellectual property, patent, and trade mark lawyer. She has served as a member of the faculty of law and of the faculty of business of Santa Clara University where she was executive director of the High-Tech Law Institute. She holds BS, MBA, MA, Juris Doctor, and LL.M. degrees. She is admitted to practice in California and Massachusetts and is a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trade Mark Office. She has lectured at Sapientia University in Romania and and at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poland.