MJ Concentration in International Business & Trade Law

Position yourself for a successful international legal career with our MJ Concentration in International Business & Trade Law. Optimized to provide degree candidates with a solid foundation in the rules, regulations, and legal approaches underlying international business and trade law, our MJ concentration offers enhanced marketability by building on Chicago's legal, business, and trade resources.

Our curriculum combines coursework, skills training, and research developed to meet the needs of a changing world and marketplace. Courses are taught by leading U.S. academics and international and trade law practitioners who have international practices and who know the cutting-edge issues involved in trade, investment, and regulation.


MJ Concentration in International Business & Trade Law candidates must complete 30 credit hours in order to earn their degree. In addition to the required course, candidates will earn the remaining credits to fulfill their degree requirements by selecting elective courses from the list below. Degree candidates must graduate within 5 years with a 2.5 GPA or higher. Please read the Time Limits on Degree Completion Policy.

Students who matriculated prior to August 16, 2019, are subject to degree requirements in place when they first enrolled, provided they complete those requirements within the time limit for degree completion and do not interrupt their enrollment without formal approval. Degree requirements in effect prior to August 2019 are available on eCommons; students should consult their degree audit for further information.

Note: We are currently in the process of converting JMLS course numbers to new UIC course numbers. Students registering for Summer 2020 may need to use the Registrar’s course conversion table to find the JMLS course number for summer registration. When using the table, you can use the UIC course number listed on this page to find the correlating JMLS course number needed for registration. For fall 2020, students will register using the UIC course number.

View the Course Conversion Table 


Elective MJ Courses

Please review each course description to determine what prerequisites apply.