Top School in Philadelphia with Securities Law Courses

The University of Pennsylvania - located near downtown Philadelphia, PA - offers two master's degree programs with concentrations in banking and securities. These programs are only available full-time.

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University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania is a 4-year private school. In the fall of 2010, it enrolled approximately 20,000 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 6:1. Its 279-acre main campus consists of 108 buildings, a hospital and an arboretum; there are 12 graduate and professional schools. In 2011, the U.S. News and World Report ranked it fifth among all national universities Princeton Review named it among 'Best Northeastern Colleges,' 'Best Value Colleges' and 'Best 373 Colleges' in the same year.

The School of Law was established in 1850. It is accredited by the American Bar Association. Its focus is on cross-disciplinary education, and to that end it offers multiple dual degree programs with the university's other schools. Its degree programs include a Master of Laws (LLM) with a concentration in securities and banking and a Master of Comparative Laws (LLCM) with a concentration in business organization and securities laws. The LLM program is geared toward licensed, practicing lawyers, judges and financial professionals, while the LLCM program is geared toward LLM graduates interested in specializing in a finance or securities law. In 2011, U.S. News and World Report ranked it No. 7 out of all 'Best Law Schools.'

Programs with Banking Finance and Securities Law Courses

Master of Laws - Concentration in Securities and Banking

Students either complete 20 credit hours of study and write a thesis or complete 23 credit hours. Classes focus on corporate and personal finance, bankruptcy laws, antitrust laws and transactions.

Master of Comparative Laws - Concentration in Business Organizations and Securities Law

This program consists of 16 credit hours and requires at least two semesters of study. Courses focus on the distinctions and similarities between U.S. and Asian, European and African laws. Classes potentially include Indian market regulation, Chinese international law, Japanese insolvency regulations, conflict of laws, foreign legal procedures and the law of the European Union.

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