MSL in International Business Law
Pitt Law launched the Master of Studies in Law (MSL) in International Business Law specialization after seeing a need for busy professionals to gain knowledge and experience in cross-border transactions and disputes. Why is Pitt Law well suited to teach in this area? Based on the success of the Center for International Legal Education, which exists to advance legal education and the rule of law throughout the world, Pitt Law faculty members are well equipped to bring this unique program to you.
Paired with the Master of Studies in Law core courses, the MSL in International Business Law specialization prepares you for understanding and managing U.S. and international business transactions, and further equips you to manage cross-border disputes via skills gained in litigation, mediation and arbitration.
See what the MSL in International Business Law can do for you.
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Find the online program that fits your needs. Our Online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) program is designed for professionals seeking to enhance their careers through a legal education with a versatile alternative to the traditional three-year JD degree. Our graduate certificates can further your expertise within a specific area of the law in 10 months. Students who complete a certificate program have the option of applying those 15 course credits toward the Online MSL degree.
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The MSL in International Business Law: The Perfect Fit for Busy Professionals
Pitt Law’s online courses are delivered through a custom, engaging learning platform. Asynchronous classes give you the flexibility to learn whenever and wherever is most convenient for you.
Even with maximum flexibility, you will find support from Pitt Law’s faculty members and from your cohort. Course instructors check in on and support student progress through each week of your courses and interact with you via email, comments on assignments, discussion threads, and through group and private discussions, primarily conducted through Zoom.
The course materials are organized by a weekly schedule, which makes it easy for you to know what work to complete when. You will also find consistency between your core MSL courses and your International Business Law courses, meaning it will be easier for you to know what to expect so that you can successfully navigate your current career and your education.
Take advantage of Pitt Law’s 5:1 student-to-faculty ratio, which provides you with individualized attention that sets you up for success during your master’s program and after graduation.
What Can You Do With an MSL in International Business Law?
Earning your master’s degree in legal studies will positively impact both your earning potential and your career trajectory. Holding an MSL degree with an in depth specialization in international business law will set you apart in the job market. Review a sampling of common job titles held by people with MSL degrees. In the list below, an understanding of the law and how it governs your role is crucial to success in each position.
Senior Contract Negotiator
Senior Business Analyst
Arbitrator, Mediator or Conciliator
Paralegal or Legal Assistant
*Total annual compensation as of January 20, 2023.
International Business Law Specialization Courses
After completing 15 credits of core courses that make up the Online MSL program, you will earn 15 credits in the International Business Law specialization. This specialization consists of five courses curated to introduce you to the nuance of international law and transnational disputes.
- Introduction to U.S. and International Business Law (3 credits)
- Commercial Aspects of Cross-Border Transactions (3 credits)
- Specialty Areas in Cross-Border Transactions (3 credits)
- Foundations of International Dispute Resolution and Litigation (3 credits)
- Special Topic in International Transactional or Dispute Resolution Law (3 credits)
Professor Kotuby has published extensively on issues of international arbitration and international law, authoring or co-authoring more than two dozen articles and book chapters over the last 20 years. He is an active arbitrator and a Fellow in the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and a member of the United States Government Delegation to UNCITRAL Working Group III on Reforms to Investor-State Dispute Settlement. Professor Kotubty is also a member of the U.S. State Department Advisory Committee on Private International Law, an Honorary Professor of Law at the University of Durham in the United Kingdom, and the U.S. editor for the website www.conflictoflaws.net.
Professor Kotuby is a Pitt Law School alumnus.
Earn the MSL in International Business Law Made for You
Pitt Law’s Online MSL specializations are uniquely tailored to the business opportunities you seek. Earning your MSL with the Business Law specialization will set you apart in the world of international commercial law.
Pitt Law School is proud of our nationally-recognized MSL program. Join Pitt Law’s legal community and robust alumni network to grow your career and employment prospects.
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- Retrieved January 20, 2023, from glassdoor.com/Salaries/senior-contract-negotiator-salary-SRCH_KO0,26.htm
- Retrieved January 20, 2023, glassdoor.com/Salaries/senior-business-analyst-salary-SRCH_KO0,23.htm
- Retrieved January 20, 2023, from glassdoor.com/Salaries/mediator-salary-SRCH_KO0,8.htm
- Retrieved January 20, 2023, from www.bls.gov/ooh/legal/paralegals-and-legal-assistants.htm