Academic Requirements

Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Employment Law – Online

The LL.M. degree is conferred on students who achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (“B”) or better and graduates with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better are designated “With Honors.” A full explanation of the academic requirements is included in the Academic Code for the LL.M. in Employment Law.

The LL.M. in Employment Law is a 24 credit, part-time program designed to be completed in five consecutive semesters.

Students entering the program in 2015 may choose either the Thesis track or the non-Thesis track. For students choosing the Thesis track, twenty credits are earned through coursework and four through research, writing and presentation of a thesis. For students choosing the non-Thesis track, twenty-four credits are earned through coursework.

Beginning with the cohort entering the program in 2016, there will be a capstone project rather than a thesis option.

Master’s Thesis Track – Fall 2015 Cohort

Students entering the LL.M. in Employment Law in 2015 may choose to write a thesis. In consultation with a thesis advisor, students choose a topic for their thesis near the beginning of the third semester of the program. Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School LL.M. in Employment Law program features a one-credit course to guide students through the scholarly research and
writing process. Three additional credits are earned through the research and writing of the thesis.