Online LL.M. Course Requirements
The LL.M. degree in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law requires 24 credit hours from the designated list of classes with a grade point average of 2.0 (C) or better.
Students are required to take 12 credits in Specialized Courses in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law online. Students need to complete 6 externship credits or 6 credits in independent studies.
Available Human Rights and Humanitarian Law online courses:
Core courses (6 credits)
Key electives courses (6 credits)
- LAW-725A-E001 International Protection of Human Rights
- LAW-795B-E001 International Human Rights Advocacy
- LAW - 656 Asylum and Refugee Law
Experiential Requirement: LL.M. candidates register for and successfully complete an externship for credit (up to 6 credits).
Research Requirement: LL.M. candidates complete a research paper that demonstrates a high degree of skill in legal scholarship and writing. The paper can be written in connection with a class, or through independent research and writing supervised by a faculty member (up to 6 credits).
Please Note: Online and hybrid students who receive the LL.M. in International Human Rights & Humanitarian Law will not be eligible to sit for the NY bar exam. NY requires that students complete all courses in residence at AUWCL and will only accept four summer credits. No online courses are permitted, and the entire LL.M. program must be completed within 24 months.