The J.D./LL.M. in Organizational Ethics and Compliance dual degree option allows you to complete both the Juris Doctor and the LL.M. in Organizational Ethics and Compliance in seven semesters rather than the eight it would typically take to earn both degrees. You can finish the 88 credits required to earn the J.D., graduate with your class and take the bar exam in the summer, and then return and complete the LL.M. in just one more semester.

The LL.M. program requires 24 credit hours, including 3 required courses (9 hours) and 15 hours of electives. But as a J.D. student, if you plan your coursework with the LL.M. in mind, up to 12 credits of electives from your J.D. program can be applied to the LL.M.

View Dual Degree Sample Schedules.

For more information, contact Admissions.

Required LL.M. courses (9 credits)

1. Compliance Programming: Design, Operation, and Performance (3 credits)
2. Ethical Culture (3 credits)
3. Executive Perspectives on Ethics and Compliance (3 credits)

Several colleges and schools within the university offer electives, some of which require preapproval. Examples of electives our Organizational Ethics and Compliance students have taken are included below. Total electives amount to 15 credits for dual-degree students. Not applicable to students in the online LL.M. program.

Administrative Law (3 credits)
Advanced Externship (3 credits) 
Accounting for Lawyers (2 credits) 
Banking Law (3 credits) 
Broker-Dealer Regulations (2 credits) 
Business Associations (4 credits) 
Compliance Externship (3 credits) 
Consumer Law (3 credits) 
Corporate Finance (3 credits) 
Corporate Governance (3 credits) 
Ethical Leadership in Organizations (3 credits) 
Employment Law (3 credits) 
Environmental Law (3 credits) 
Financial Markets (2 credits) 
Health Law I: Regulation and Liability (3 credits) 
Health Law II: Organization and Finance (3 credits) 
Immigration Law (3 credits) 
International Business Transactions (3 credits) 
International Human Rights Law (3 credits) 
International Finance (3 credits) 
Intellectual Property (3 credits) 
Investigations (2 credits) 
Mergers and Acquisitions (3 credits) 
Negotiations (3 credits) 
Pension and Employee Benefits (3 credits) 
Securities Regulation (3 credits) 
Secured Transactions (2 credits) 
Topics: Private Fund Regulation (3 credits) 
White Collar Crime and Compliance (2 credits)

Accounting (3 credits) 
Competitive Strategy (3 credits) 
Global Risk Leadership (3 credits) 
Leadership Development (3 credits) 
Leading Organizational Change (3 credits) 
Leading Self and Others (3 credits) 
Legal Strategy (1.5 credits) 
Legal Strategy for Global Business (3 credits) 
Management Priorities and Communication (3 credits) 
Organizational Communication (3 credits) 
Overview of Health Care Systems (3 credits) 
Persuasion (3 credits) 
Project Management (3 credits) 
Reputation and Stakeholder Management (3 credits) 
Risk Management (3 credits) 
Statistical Methods for Decision Making (3 credits)

Communication Skills (3 credits) 
HR Partnering/Consulting (3 credits) 
Leadership, Change and Development (3 credits) 
Strategic Planning (3 credits)

Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology (3 credits) 
Combo Products, Drugs and Biology (3 credits) 
Design and Manufacturing in the Medical Device Industry (3 credits) 
FDA Submissions/Presentations (1 credit) 
International Regulatory Affairs for Medical Devices (3 credits) 
Medical Device Clinical Studies (3 credits) 
Medical Device Quality Systems (3 credits) 
Medical Device Regulatory Submissions (3 credits)

Data Analytics and Visualization (3 credits)

Subject to change. The University of St. Thomas reserves the right to amend the degree requirements and to add to or delete from the list of courses that satisfy the degree requirements at any time.