Program Description

SAL consists two interlinked components:

- Pre-master program in Tbilisi, Georgia and

- Master degree program in Law (LL.M) at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, IL, USA;

If students of SAL graduate pre-master program in Georgia they will be eligible to complete LL.M. degree in one semester with the significant scholarship at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Pre-master program is the two-semester study conducted exclusively either by full-time professors or adjunct professors of Chicago-Kent College of Law with global legal and business industry experience. Two-semester study contains 100-120 credit hours of intensive sessions with ten courses. Learning modes of study period are one or maximum two courses per month covering weekends through full day sessions.

Students attending the pre-master program are graded solely by the Chicago-Kent College of Law professors on a 4.0 scale, and are required to earn a minimum 2.7 of grade point average (GPA) to be admitted at Chicago-Kent College of Law for LL.M. completion;

The courses delivered by SAL pre-master program covers the following modern disciplines: Electronic Commerce, Competition, Cyber and Intellectual Property Law, Introduction to American Legal System, Business Organizations, Online Contracting, Antitrust Law, International Business Transactions, Comparative Advertising & Marketing Law, Commercial Law, Privacy & Data Protection Law, Patent Law and International Criminal Law;

There are several competitive advantages enjoyed by SAL Caucasus students and graduates: 

Guaranteed admission to Chicago-Kent College of Law after graduation of pre-master study at SAL Caucasus with a minimal GPA 2.7;

Guaranteed significant scholarship for LL.M study at Chicago-Kent College of Law;

Obtaining LL.M at Chicago-Kent in one semester instead of two-semester (one year);

For current academic year tuition fee is 10 000 USD instead of regular tuition fee - 44 000 USD for SAL Caucasus pre-master graduates;

Completion of first stage of master study without suspending professional life;

Enrollment and selection, lectures and mentoring, grading and exam evaluation, curricula and study materials all are developed strictly by Professors of Chicago-Kent College of Law;

Successful completion is guarantee for TOEFL waiver;

SAL Caucasus program graduates have right to keep their place at LL.M up to three years and choose the most convenient period for their LL.M study at Chicago-Kent;