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The 45-credit LL.M. program, non-thesis option, in Air and Space Law complements previous legal education through specialized graduate-level coursework and in-depth research. It enhances expertise in selected areas of legal scholarship and includes a supervised substantial paper in an area of interest.

Candidates must remain in residence for three terms for which full-time fees will be charged. The third term is devoted to the Research Project, usually taken in the summer of the first year. If the research project is not completed in this time, students must register for additional sessions as needed. All degree requirements must be completed within a maximum of three years of the date of first registration.

Research Project (18 credits)

The non-thesis option requires a substantial supervised research project during the third term of registration, a 15,000-word paper, assessed by the supervisor on a pass-fail basis, and typically completed in the Summer.

ASPL 655 (15) Research Project 1
ASPL 656 (2) Research Project 2
ASPL 657 (1) Research Project 3

Required Courses (9 credits)

ASPL 633 (3) Public International Air Law
ASPL 636 (3) Private International Air Law
ASPL 637 (3) Space Law: General Principles

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

4 credits from the following:

CMPL 610D1 (2) Legal Research Methodology
CMPL 610D2 (2) Legal Research Methodology
CMPL 641 (4) Theoretical Approaches to Law

14 credits at the 500 level or higher chosen from among Faculty offerings (including ASPL offerings).

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2012-2013 (last updated Oct. 1, 2012) (disclaimer)