Dual LLM Option

LLM Exchange Semester at Santa Clara University School of Law, Silicon Valley, California

Study Emphasis: U.S. Business Law/Intellectual Property Law/Technology Law

 

Students of the LLM Program in European and International Business Law also have the opportunity to include U.S. Business Law, U.S. Intellectual Property Law, and U.S. Technology Law in their LLM education. This option is of particular interest to students who wish to focus their career as international business lawyers on the transatlantic EU-US marketplace.

In a joint initiative, the University of Vienna and Santa Clara Law School designed a dual LLM option by combining Vienna's LLM Program in European and International Business Law and Santa Clara's LLM Program in U.S. Law. This dual LLM option allows students to study European, U.S., and international business law in two semesters at two world-renowned universities, and to earn two LLM degrees in only two semsters under privileged conditions.

Students interested in this dual option have to submit two applications, one for Vienna's LLM Program in European and International Business Law, and another one for Santa Clara's LLM Program in U.S. Law. Both applications are reviewed independently by both universities. Applicants must meet the admission requirements of both LLM programs, and must get admitted to both LLM programs. However, Vienna's LLM students do not have to include another proof of English proficiency, when applying for Santa Clara's LLM program. There is a limited number of spaces for this dual LLM option available.

Dual LLM students typically enroll first Vienna's LLM Program in European and International Business Law for one semester, followed by a second semester at Santa Clara. Dual LLM students can choose, if they prefer to enroll (a) the Vienna fall semester and Santa Clara spring semester, or (b) the Vienna spring semester and Santa Clara fall semester. Students, who wish to complete Santa Clara's LLM Program in U.S. Law with specialization in Intellectual Property Law, must enroll the Vienna fall semester and Santa Clara spring semester. Students can also choose the three-semester dual LLM option, by enrolling Vienna's LLM Program in European and International Business Law in the fall semester (first semester) and spring semester (second semester), followed by a third semester (fall semester) at Santa Clara.

Dual LLM students must complete a minimum of 12 units of Vienna's LLM Program in European and International Business Law. Students must complete all LLM core courses including the LLM master thesis (10 units) and at least 2 units of elective courses at the University of Vienna. Further, dual LLM students must complete a minimum of 15 units of Santa Clara's LLM Program in U.S. Law (instead of the usually required 24 units). Dual LLM students only have to pay tuition for these 15 units at Santa Clara Law School.

For more details, please contact Professor Siegfried Fina.

About Santa Clara Law School

Santa Clara University is a private university, located in Silicon Valley, California, the internationally leading high tech cluster. Santa Clara Law School is the oldest law school of California, and has a strong emphasis on business law, intellectual property law, and technology law, offering more than 50 courses in this area every academic year. It is among the top ranked U.S. law schools in the field of intellectual property and technology law (ranked 4th in the U.S. in 2017), and thus of special interest to students who wish to put an emphasis on this area of business law. For further information, please visit Santa Clara Law School's website: law.scu.edu