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The one year L.L.M. study program comprises 24 credit hours divided in two semesters consisting of fifteen weeks each.  The first semester extends from August to December while the second semester extends from January to May. 
All students must take two required courses:

  • Legal Structure and Process in Anglo-American Law and its interaction with Civil law tradition.  ( 4 credits)  Examination of the principal institutions, structures and processes in Anglo- American Law and their interaction with our Civil law tradition.  Discussion of the tendency of both traditions to converge in the structuring of economically and politically integrated institutions.
  • Research seminar. ( 2 credits)  The student will choose a seminar related to his/her field of study within the seminars offered by the School each semester.  The student will then develop a research project leading to the production of a comprehensive term paper conducive to publication, under the supervision of, and subject to, the evaluation of the professor leading the seminar.   

For the remaining 18 credits, students will be allowed to register in the School of Law’s courses under the regular Juris Doctor program.  Each student will develop his/her study program closely together with the director of the graduate program in order to bestow proper deliberation to the refinement of his/her course program.  The program will be prepared in a way that allows the student to take  a substantial number of courses under his/her concentration or subject matter of interest, thus allowing him/her a deep insight thereof. 

This allows the students to achieve great flexibility, being able to promote their particular interests in consideration of what their needs will be once they return to their place of origin. The Graduate Program Director will act as advisor to participating students.

 

Following, is an illustrative model of several study programs that students may choose from:

     Institutions and Regulations in Public Law and the Anglo-American Judicial System.

  • Legal Structure and Process in Anglo-American Law and its interaction with Civil law tradition. ( 4 credits)
  • Constitutional Law (4 credits)
  • Evidence (3 credits)
  • Administrative Law (4 credits) 
  • Civil Procedure (4 credits) or Criminal Procedure (4 credits)
  • Constitutional Law Seminar (2 credits)
  • Elective Course, student’s option (3 credits)

Transnational Legal Systems, interaction between International Law and Municipal Law and the integration and ratification processes of the Law

  • Legal Structure and Process in Anglo-American Law and its interaction with Civil law tradition. ( 4 credits)
  • Constitutional Law (4 credits)
  • Legal aspects of international commercial transactions (3 credits)
  • International Organizations (3 credits.)
  • Legal aspects in the European Economic Community (3 credits)
  • International Environmental Law (3 credits.)
  • Problems in International Law Seminar (3 credits)
  • Elective Course, student’s option (3 credits)

Therapeutic Jurisprudence

  • Legal Structure and Process in Anglo-American Law and its interaction with Civil law tradition. (4 credits)
  • Therapeutic Jurisprudence (3 credits)

Thirteen Credits in Elective Courses, student’s option, such as:

  • New Directions on Criminal Lawyering (Rehabilitating Lawyers) (3 credits)
  • Legal Clinic (3 or 6 credits)
  • Alternative Methods for Dispute Resolution (2 credits)
  • Up to six (6) credits in graduate level courses, offered in other faculties of the University of Puerto Rico, related to the practice of Therapeutic Jurisprudence and approved by the advisor.
  • Credits in other approved courses such as Criminal Law, Family Law, and other areas of interest of the student.

Two Credits in Seminars such as:

  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Therapeutic Jurisprudence (2 crs.)
  • Sentencing Law and Corrections (2 crs.)

Law, Progress and Social Change.

  • Legal Structure and Process in Anglo-American Law and its interaction with Civil Law tradition. ( 4 credits)
  • Constitutional Law (4 credits)
  • Law and Social Change (3 credits)

Eleven Credits in Elective Courses, student’s option, such as:

  •  Civil Rights Policy and Legislation ( 2 credits)
  •  Gender Discrimination and the Law ( 3 credits)
  •  Social Legislation  ( 3 credits)
  •  Law & Poverty ( 3 credits)
  •  Urban Development and Planning  ( 3 credits)
  •  Sociology of the Law ( 3 credits)

Two Credits Seminars such as:

  •  Law & Poverty ( 2 credits)
  •  Urban Development Issues and Limitations in Property Law (2 credits)

North American and Puerto Rican Economic System

  •  Legal Structure and Process in Anglo-American Law and its interaction with Civil law tradition. ( 4 credits)
  •  Constitutional Law (4 credits)
  •  Commercial Law (4 credits)
  •  Corporate Law and Society (3 credits)

Seven Credits in Elective Courses, student’s option, such as:

  • Labor Law ( 4 credits)
  • Securities Legislation ( 2 credits)
  • Trade Finance ( 4 credits)
  • Competition- Restrictive Practices Legislation ( 3 credits)
  • Maritime Law ( 2 credits)
  • Trusts ( 2 credits)
  • Tax Law ( 4 credits)
  • Bankruptcy ( 2 credits)
  • Natural Resources Legislation ( 3 credits)
  • Urban Development and Planning  ( 3 credits)
  • Two credits seminar about economy related legislation

Two Credits Seminars on subjects such as:

  • Law & Poverty ( 2 credits)
  • Urban Development Issues and Limitations in Property Law ( 2 credits)

Principles, Institutions and Practices in the U.S. Judicial Criminal System and

Puerto Rico.

  • Legal Structure and Process in Anglo-American Law and its interaction with Civil law tradition. ( 4 credits)
  • Criminal procedure ( 4 credits)
  • Evidence (3 credits)

Eleven Credits in Elective Courses, student’s option, such as:

  • Criminal Law (4 credits)
  • Criminal procedure ( 4 credits)
  • Medical jurisprudence and Law (3 credits)
  • Criminology ( 3 credits)

Two Credits Seminars on subjects such as:

  •  Criminal Law ( 2 credits)
  •  Predicaments in the Management of Criminal Law( 2 credits)
  • Criminal Procedure ( 2 credits)
  • Predicaments in Contemporary Criminal Regulations ( 2 credits)
  • Compared Criminal Procedure ( 2 credits)
  • Evidence ( 2 credits)
October 12, 2014
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