Vanderbilt introduces Law and Business LL.M. Track

Leo Paullada Rivera, Susumu Tanizawa and Ping Chun (Betty) Chen

Leo Paullada Rivera, Susumu Tanizawa and Ping Chun (Betty) Chen.

Leo Paullada Rivera, Susumu Tanizawa and Ping Chun (Betty) Chen, all Class of 2012, are among the 18 members of their class pursuing the new Law and Business Track for students in Vanderbilt's one-year LL.M. program for foreign attorneys. Students in the track pursue an LL.M. curriculum specifically tailored to enhance careers in corporate law.

Paullada earned his law degree at Universidad Iberoamericana and practiced corporate and banking law with two Mexico City law firms before coming to Vanderbilt. His meeting with Randall Thomas, the John S. Beasley II Professor of Law and Business, convinced him to choose Vanderbilt's LL.M. program. Thomas directs the Law and Business tracks for both LL.M. and J.D. students and Vanderbilt's LL.M. program for foreign attorneys.

Tanizawa earned his LL.B. at the University of Tokyo and is an associate at Nishimura & Asahi in Tokyo. He is a co-author, along with three other Nishimura & Asahi attorneys, of the Japan chapter of Getting the Deal Through—Banking Regulation 2010, published by Law Business Research.

Chen earned her degree in law and accounting at the National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan. "In Taiwan, most companies do business in America," Chen said. "I wanted to gain skills I can actually use in the business and legal market, and when I researched LL.M. programs, I learned that Vanderbilt is known for its Law and Business Program."

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