Insurance Law

Insurance Law - Master of Laws (LL.M.) Program

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Insurance laws are complicated. Be at the forefront of this exciting and growing industry.

Insurance Law LL.M. Program

The curriculum has been developed in consultation with industry experts and is intended to provide exposure to the many and varied aspects of insurance and risk management. Upon completion of their studies, students will be able to form companies, and oversee the regulatory and governance aspects of insurance company operations. In addition to the practical aspects of insurance law practice, students will graduate with a deep background in the issues and challenges confronting clients in the property and casualty, life, health and disability, reinsurance and surplus line of insurance.

WMU-Cooley LL.M. Insurance Law

What kind of future do you envision?

Corporate setting - Experts predict a continuing gap between the skill sets of available professionals and employment opportunities of the future. Employers are recruiting professionals who have an understanding of strategic business opportunities, proven management abilities and business development skills. Your ability to offer both of these skill sets may be the determining factor in the trajectory of your career. LL.M. students learn from corporate professionals, like David Kramer, a principal at Gemini Risk Partners, who met up with WMU-Cooley Professor and LL.M. Director of Insurance Law Lisa DeMoss to discuss the liability insurance product market, best risk management practices and current  issues of concern to law practices generally.

Private sector - Clients are seeking predictability of outcomes and cost, greater efficiency and, of course, cost-effective delivery of legal services. As business clients become more sophisticated and technology improvements positively impact the cost of transactions, litigation and compliance work, attorneys need to redefine the value of their services. Prepare yourself for these significant changes that are occurring in the delivery of legal services.

Solve challenging, real-world problems

We provide classroom access to insurance experts who not only understand the industry and the challenges of the future, but also offer constructive and practical advice regarding the efficient delivery of legal services to insurance clients both in house and in the private practice of law.

Consider using this period of rapid growth in the delivery of legal services to further develop your legal skills and insurance industry expertise. Within the next few years, there will be exciting new career opportunities in insurance law. Get ready now!

Degree Requirements

The Insurance LL.M. candidates must successfully complete 12 credits of required insurance law courses and a sufficient number of elective courses to earn the 24 credit hours required. Guest students may earn up to 8 credits.

Lisa DeMoss
Director of Insurance Law Program 

[email protected]


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