Columbia Law School is launching an accelerated LL.M. program for foreign lawyers that will allow them to complete the degree in about six months—half the time of a traditional LL.M. program.

The school’s Executive Masters of Law in Global Business is geared toward experienced lawyers abroad who need a solid foundation in U.S. law in order to engage in the cross-border matters that are increasingly dominating the global economy. It will combine online and in-person coursework.