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Earn the AACSB-accredited Master of Laws degree focused on ethics and compliance

Are you an attorney seeking to specialize in ethics and compliance? The University of St. Thomas School of Law is a pioneer in the field, offering the only AACSB-accredited ethics and compliance LL.M. program in the country. Enjoy the flexibility of 100% online study as you earn your LL.M. at a purpose-driven law school.

A detailed understanding of complex challenges

From cybersecurity to international regulatory environments, corporations are faced with complex challenges that require perspectives and solutions rooted in ethics and compliance. Our online LL.M. program will provide you with a robust understanding of the compliance and ethics landscape and the ability to apply that knowledge in practical ways.

An immersive, focused curriculum

Over 17 months, you’ll gain a deep understanding of subjects like compliance programming, risk management, the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), conducting investigations, white-collar crime, ethical culture and decision making, cybersecurity and project management. You’ll also engage with executives and leaders in the industry as they share their perspectives on ethics and compliance.

Strong ethical leadership

The University of St. Thomas is at the forefront of education in ethics and compliance. Focusing on the intersection of ethics and culture, we equip our students to make a positive impact on corporate behavior. St. Thomas has a long history of shaping businesses in this way through the work of its Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions, Center for Ethical Organizations and the Veritas Institute, which are known nationwide for their research and programming on ethics and professionalism.

Share in the St. Thomas experience

You’ll study for your LL.M. as part of a cohort—a small, collaborative group of no more than 25 students. In our supportive learning environment, you’ll work on individual and group projects, building a professional network as you learn. You’ll engage with the same faculty who teach our on-campus LL.M. program, drawn from our ABA-accredited law school and AACSB-accredited Opus College of Business. You’ll also become part of our alumni network, which includes over 100,000 members across countless relevant industries, with chapters in cities throughout the U.S., including Chicago, New York, Washington D.C., and Seattle.

Learn about our on-campus degree options

You can earn this degree in person at the St. Thomas campus in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. Our on-campus program offers additional flexibility in the courses you can choose and the time it takes you to complete the program.

Take the first step today

The demand for ethics and compliance expertise is growing rapidly, in industries ranging from banking and investment to manufacturing and healthcare. Earn the necessary skills to enjoy a rewarding career, while enjoying the convenience of online study. Earn your LL.M. online at the University of St. Thomas.

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