1 year
Study mode
Tuition fee (entire course)
Local students
USD 52,350
Foreign students
USD 52,350
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

The Master of Laws (LLM) in Corporate Governance & Practice offers rigorous academic and professional training in corporate governance and transactional legal practice.

This specialized program seeks to provide foreign business and transactional lawyers with a broad base of expertise in such areas as accounting, bankruptcy, corporations, finance, mergers and acquisitions, securities, tax, and venture capital that they can use when they return to law practice, most often in their home countries.

Candidates admitted to the program will undertake an individually tailored sequence of courses, primarily from among the Law School's corporate and business-related courses.

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must hold, or expect to hold before enrollment at Stanford, a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. college or university accredited by a regional accrediting association.
  • Applicants from institutions outside the US must hold the equivalent of a US bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing. 
    • Britain: British patterned education – bachelor’s degree with honors.
    • France: Diplome d’Ingenieur from grandes écoles or completion of two years of classes préparatoires aux grandes écoles (CPGE) and two years of course work toward the Diplome d’Ingenieur degree. Maitrise from universities.
    • Germany: The diplom, magister artium (M.A.) or staatsexamen. Three-year Bologna compliant bachelor’s degree accepted.
    • Other European countries     University degree requiring four years of study. Three-year Bologna compliant bachelor's degree accepted.
    • Middle East: University degree requiring four years of study.
    • Canada: Three-year bachelor’s degree from Quebec, four-year bachelor’s degree from other provinces.
    • Latin America: University degree requiring four years of study.
    • India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal: Bachelor’s degree in engineering or medicine, master’s degree in all other fields. (Note: A three-year bachelor’s degree in any subject is not considered sufficient for graduate study at Stanford. The two-year master’s degree following the three-year bachelor’s degree from India is required.)
    • Philippines: Four-year bachelor’s degree.
    • Russian republics: University diploma requiring four years of study. Three-year Bologna compliant bachelor’s degree accepted (requires the Diploma Supplement issued in accordance to the Bologna Declaration).
    • Other Asian countries: University degree requiring four years of study.