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THE LEADING EDGE OF THE LAW
With an LL.M. in Law and Government, an LL.M. in International Legal Studies, LL.M. in Trial Advocacy or S.J.D. from American University Washington College of Law, youíll be better prepared to Champion What Matters anywhere in the world. Youíll learn at a top law school that stands at the crossroads of global and U.S. law in Washington, DC, interact with renowned faculty that help you accomplish your personal goals, and experience one of the most exciting professional and intellectual adventures of your life.
LL.M. in Law and Government
Where are our alumni now?
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
- U.S. Department of State
- Federal Communications Commission
- Congressional Offices
- Environmental Protection Agency
- National Labor Relations Board
- American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
The Program on Law and Government offers both new and experienced attorneys the opportunity to develop their existing areas of legal expertise, to chart out new professional terrains, to do serious scholarly research and writing, and to achieve hands-on experience in the field of American law and government. The Program has propelled in exciting and dramatic ways the careers of law firm partners and associates moving into public life, government attorneys changing disciplines, young lawyers preparing for careers in public service or academia, and attorneys seeking the intellectual community and support to develop original scholarly work for publication.
To learn more, visit the LL.M. in Law and Government site, email email@example.com or call 202-274-4268.
"I pursued the LL.M. in Law and Government because I thought it would enhance my career, which has oscillated between government and nonprofit life. I gained valuable contacts on the Hill, in government, and in private practice. And I enjoyed every minute of the program." - Stefan Kline, public interest advocate and lobbyist
Application Deadlines: Fall: June 1 Spring: November 1
LL.M. in International Legal Studies
Where are our alumni now?
- World Bank Group
- Organization of American States
- Human Rights Watch
- Center for International Environmental Law
- Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
- International Monetary Fund (IMF)
- U.S. ñ China Business Council
- Amnesty International
- Baker & Mackenzie
With students from over 50 countries, the International Legal Studies Program is one of the top LL.M. programs in the country and has been at the forefront of international legal education for over 30 years. The flexible curriculum includes 8 different areas of specialization ranging from human rights to intellectual property to business and trade. Our students learn from leading professors and practitioners, intern with global organizations and law firms, and have the opportunity to work on research and writing projects. The ILSP is currently the only program in the United States to offer a dual LL.M./MBA degree.
To learn more, visit the LL.M. in International Legal Studies site, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-274-4110.
"My LL.M. degree enabled me to have a much better understanding of the intricacies of the international financial markets and their underlying legal regime. My internship with the IFC legal department had a very favorable impact on my career and I have worked on more than fifty or so IFC projects in Turkey." - Umit Herguner, managing partner of the law firm of Herguner Bilgen Ozeke in Istanbul, Turkey
Application Deadlines: Fall: May 1 Spring: October 1
LL.M. in Trial Advocacy
What can the Advocacy LL.M Program offer you?
- Experienced Faculty
- State-of-the-Art Courtroom Technology
- Wide Selection of Courses
- Individualized Attention
- Unique Opportunities for Writing Projects, Co-Teaching, and Externships
- Full-Time and Part-Time Divisions
- Rolling Admissions
The Advocacy LL.M. Program is an opportunity for law graduates at any stage in their career to advance their legal advocacy skills. LL.M. students will enhance their technical trial skills, learn new litigation strategies and tools, master courtroom technology, and focus on the application of professional ethics in the pretrial and trial settings. The Advocacy LL.M Program is part of the Stephen S. Weinstein Trial Advocacy Program, which champions experiential learning in advocacy.
To learn more, visit the Advocacy LL.M. Program site, email email@example.com, or call 202-274-4145.
Application Deadlines: Fall: August 1 Spring: November 15
Each year, American University Washington College of Law elects outstanding students to the Doctor of Juridical Science Program. Students who have a strong intellectual commitment to advanced legal study write a doctoral-level dissertation in law, make original contributions to the legal literature, and pursue a customized program of independent study.
To learn more, visit the S.J.D. site, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-274-4268.
Application Deadline: Fall: April 1