M.L.S. in International Business Law

The global economy is a complex and dynamic system and OU Law is at the forefront in its offering of legal courses focused on the intersection of business and the law. The M.L.S. in International Business Law program is an online, 32-credit hour graduate degree that can be completed in 15 months. The M.L.S. in International Business Law program provides non-lawyers an opportunity to learn about laws, regulations, and processes that impact global commerce. This insight will help develop international transactions and allow graduates to work closely with attorneys to shape documents and procedures to drive global growth and business expansion.

  • Accelerated, Online Program – Offered 100% online, this program is available anywhere in the world. The M.L.S. can be completed in 15 months while working full-time – creating a quick return on your financial investment.
  • Practical and Relevant Expertise – In this rapidly changing area of international business, OU Law has assembled a remarkable faculty made up of legal scholars and legal practitioners who work in government, international business, and international law scholarship. Their experience and research address the latest legal and political changes in international business.
  • Access to the OU Global Network – With more than 250,000 alumni across the world, becoming a Sooner means you have access to international legal and business leaders to accelerate your career.
  • Skills for Growth Markets – No matter what the industry or the size of the organization, virtually all business is one way or another connected to the global economy. The complexity of international transactions and the laws governing them has increased the demand for people with a deep understanding of the legal landscape of international commerce.
  • Intimate, Tailored Experience – OU Law offers this program with two starting dates per year and creates a small cohort of students progress through the program together. Courses include high levels of interaction with faculty via online discussions, optional video calls, and other activities that are designed to help you learn and apply your knowledge during your program. 
     

Accelerate your career advancement with a graduate degree from OU Law in International Business Law. Contact us for more information or to request a call from an OU Law representative. 

Program Structure

The OU College of Law Master of Legal Studies in International Business Law is a 32-credit hour program which can be completed in 15 months. The suggested sequence is below:

Module 1

Credits

Introduction to Legal Studies

2

Sources of International Law

2

Module 2

 

Comparative Corporate Law

3

International Finance: Banking and Structured Finance*

2

Module 3

 

European Union Business and Competition Law

3

International Sanctions Regimes

2

Module 4

 

Combating International Corruption

2

International Finance: Capital Markets*

2

Module 5

 

International Sales and other Business Transactions

3

International Payment Systems

2

Module 6

 

International Trade and Investment*

3

Module 7

 

International Business, Human Rights, and Corporate Social Responsibility

3

International Commercial and Investment Arbitration

3

TOTAL

32 Credits

 

Apply now! The M.L.S. in International Business Law explores legal and contractual issues related to the global economy. This graduate curriculum uniquely prepares you in the legal aspects surrounding international business law. Contact us for more information or to request a call from a M.L.S. team member.

OU Law Focus on International Business Law

The global economy is a complex and dynamic system that is no longer the sole dominion of large multi-national corporations. No matter what the industry or the size of the organization, virtually all business is one way, or another connected to the global economy. The complexity of international transactions and the laws governing them has increased the demand for people with a deep understanding of the legal landscape of international commerce. The Master of Legal Studies in International Business Law provides a comprehensive legal overview for non-lawyers doing business beyond the borders of the United States.

Faculty

Evelyn Aswad
Professor of Law
Herman G. Kaiser Chair in International Law


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Education:
BSFS, Summa Cum Laude, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, 1992
J.D., Magna Cum Laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 1995



Courses:

  • International Business, Human Rights, and Corporate Social Responsibility


Jason Biros


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Education:
J.D., Columbia Law School/European University Institute
M.Sc, International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science
A.B., Politics, Princeton University



Courses:

  • Introduction to Legal Studies
  • European Union Business and Competition Law


Lisa Grosh


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Education:
J.D., National Law Center at George Washington University
B.A., French, Millersville University




Courses:

  • International Commercial and Investment Arbitration


Thomas Heinemann


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Education:
J.D./MSFS, Georgetown University, 1995
B.A., Williams College, 1991





Courses:

  • Combating International Corruption


Steven Hill


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Education:
J.D., Yale Law School, 2001
A.B., Harvard University, 1998





Courses:

  • International Payment Systems
  • International Sales and other Business Transactions
  • International Sanctions Regimes


Darla Jackson
Research and Electronics Librarian


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Education:
B.A., American Studies and Secondary Education, Oklahoma Baptist University
J.D., University of Oklahoma College of Law
LL.M., International Law, University of Georgia
M.M.O.A.S., Military Operations, Air University
M.L.I.S., University of Oklahoma
Courses:

  • Sources of International Law


Karin Kizer


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Education:
J.D., University of Chicago
M.A., Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
B.A., University of Arizona



Courses:

  • International Trade and Investment
  • Sources of International Law


Brian McCall
Orpha and Maurice Merrill Professor of Law


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Education:
B.A., Summa Cum Laude, Yale University, 1991
M.A., Fulbright Scholar, Kings College University of London, 1992
J.D., Summa Cum Laude, University of Pennsylvania, 1997
 


Courses:

  • Comparative Corporate Law
  • International Finance: Banking and Structured Finance


Christopher Odinet
Associate Professor of Law, Affiliate Faculty in Entrepreneurship


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Education:
B.A., Louisiana State University A&M College, 2007
J.D., Graduate Diploma in Civil Law, Magna Cum Laude, Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, 2010
 


Courses:

  • International Finance: Banking and Structured Finance


Lindsey Robertson
Faculty Director, Center for the Study of American Indian Law and Policy
Chickasaw Nation Endowed Chair in Native American Law
Sam K. Viersen Family Foundation Presidential Professor


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Education:
A.B, Davidson College, 1981
M.A, University of Virginia, 1986
J.D, University of Virginia School of Law, 1986
Ph.D, University of Virginia, 1997
 



Courses:

  • International Indigenous Peoples Law

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