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Executive LL.M. Program to Offer Concentration in International Environmental and Energy Law

Online courses available fall 2013 through innovative partnership with top-ranked Vermont Law School center

Boston University School of Law’s Executive LL.M. in International Business Law program (ELLM) is now offering a concentration in International Environmental and Energy Law. Starting in fall 2013, BU Law, in partnership with Vermont Law School’s top-ranked center for environmental law studies, will allow students to complete a 12-credit concentration in this growing and important area of legal practice.

“International environmental and energy law issues are of increasing importance to cross-border practitioners, whether they represent multinational manufacturers, oil and gas enterprises, green technology companies, or work in house on the compliance side,” says John Riccardi, assistant dean for graduate and international programs. “Partnering with Vermont Law School, one of America’s top law schools for environmental law studies, enables us to offer a first-rate online concentration in a high-growth field of international practice—and complements nicely the program’s foundational, business-oriented residential offerings.”

The online courses will be taught by Vermont Law School faculty through their leading Web-based distance education platform. Students will work directly with Vermont Law School professors, course facilitators and student services coordinators with questions about course work or other related matters. Academic advising and program assistance will be provided by the Executive LL.M. Program’s staff.

“We are very pleased by the synergies this collaboration provides us,” says program director Ian C. Pilarczyk. “The ELLM is a fast-growing program attracting qualified practitioners from all over the world, and the subject matter as well as online format of the International Environmental and Energy Law Concentration fits in perfectly with the needs of our students.”

BU Law accepts applications for the Executive LL.M. in International Business Law year-round. Students are highly encouraged to submit applications by December 10, 2013 if they are interested in the spring session.

Established in 2011, this pioneering program continues to innovate and expand its already comprehensive curriculum with subject area concentrations. With the introduction of the Taxation Law concentration in 2012 and the addition of the International Environmental and Energy Law concentration in 2013, the Executive LL.M. Program continues to provide invaluable knowledge to legal professionals in order to succeed in this demanding and dynamic field.

“Our new annual session in Budapest, held for the first time in June 2013, coupled with new courses in Corporate Deal Making and Managing Compliance Risks in International Business to be offered in 2014, expands our program’s curricular, scheduling and geographical flexibility even further,” adds Pilarczyk.

Reported September 18, 2013

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