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George Washington University Law School (GW Law)
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
United States

The Law School

Experience the International Reach of a GW Law Degree

Last year, more than 300 students from 48 countries found that there is no better place to earn an LLM than at The George Washington University Law School in the heart of Washington, D.C.

With our campus just blocks from the White House, World Bank and International Monetary Fund, U.S. Department of State, Organization of American States, and countless other government agencies, nonprofit agencies, and international organizations, GW Law offers students unmatched networking opportunities to engage in innovative internships and programming throughout Washington, D.C.

Established in 1865, The George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in the District of Columbia, and has produced some of the finest minds across the spectrum of legal scholarship. That tradition continues today, as GW Law graduates use the knowledge and skills they gain here to influence the critical legal conversations of our times.

For more details on GW Law visit www.law.gwu.edu/School/Pages/Glance.aspx

The Program

The LLM programs at GW Law allow students to combine traditionally taught courses with in-depth seminars, internships, and skills training for a complete approach to legal education. LLM students take courses with JD students, and the resulting exchange of ideas and perspectives is rewarding for both groups. Graduates of our programs become leaders in business, international organizations, the judiciary, government, and private legal practice throughout the world. Full-time faculty members in each specialized field provide instruction, academic advising, and thesis supervision.

LLM Programs
*Business and Finance Law
*Energy and Environmental Law
*Environmental Law
*General LLM
*Government Procurement Law
*Government Procurement and Environmental Law
*Intellectual Property Law
*International and Comparative Law
*International Environmental Law
*Litigation and Dispute Resolution
*National Security and U.S. Foreign Relations Law

For more details on GW's LLM Programs visit www.law.gwu.edu/academics.

The Faculty

Our faculty of world-renowned scholars and practitioners challenges and engages students with a stimulating curriculum
that teaches legal skills through extensive practice, academic coursework, and scholarly research. In addition to publishing widely cited books and articles, our professors litigate before the U.S. Supreme Court, international tribunals, and other courts; provide commentary to the news media; file briefs on behalf of members of Congress; testify on Capitol Hill; and serve as consultants to various governments around the world. Our adjunct faculty includes judges and seasoned practitioners both in private practice and in the highest levels of government. Their hands-on experience helps students build bridges between the opportunities of GW Law and the nation's capital.

For full faculty profiles visit www.law.gwu.edu/faculty.

Application Procedure

Application deadline for non-U.S. law school graduates: March 15

Application deadline for U.S. law school graduates: May 1 for fall; Nov. 1 for spring

There are different application processes for graduates of U.S. and non-U.S. law schools.

For more information, including admissions requirements and assistance, visit www.law.gwu.edu/admissions.

Financial Aid

Scholarships are available for U.S. and non-U.S. law school graduates. For a full listing of scholarship opportunities visit www.law.gwu.edu/Admissions/financial_aid/Pages/newLLM.aspx


Washington DC

Called the most livable city on the East Coast, Washington, D.C. offers a vibrant cultural life, a highly educated and multinational population, and numerous family-friendly neighborhoods. GW Law students can easily access almost any part of the D.C.-metro area using public transportation. From the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metrorail stop, located right on campus, students can arrive within minutes at internships on Capitol Hill, a baseball game at Nationals Park, or an exhibit at the National Gallery.

For more on DC and GW visit www.law.gwu.edu/DCGW/Pages/Default.aspx

Student Life

GW Law's active, diverse student body has formed more than 40 student groups, and the law school is home to seven law journals. Because of our location and the connections of our faculty, our students interact with prominent guest speakers and visitors, including Supreme Court justices and international political leaders.

Our facilities are spacious, comfortable, and technologically advanced. GW Law is home to the world-renowned Jacob Burns Law Library, and our students enjoy the resources of a large urban university. Our students are supported and engaged by both a faculty committed to teaching and a staff dedicated to service.

To learn more about student organizations and student life at GW Law visit www.law.gwu.edu/Students/Organizations/Pages/default.aspx

Program Information

Full-Time, Part-Time
  • General LL.M.
  • LL.M. in Business and Finance Law
  • LL.M. in Energy and Environmental
  • LL.M. in Environmental Law
  • LL.M. in Government Procurement Law
  • LL.M. in Government Procurement and Environmental Law
  • LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law
  • LL.M. in International and Comparative Law
  • LL.M. in International Environmental Law
  • LL.M. in Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • LL.M. in National Security and U.S. Foreign Relations Law
  • LL.M. / M.A. (Master of Arts) in History with a concentration in U.S. Legal History
  • LL.M. / M.A. Women's Studies
  • LL.M. / M.A. Public Policy with a concentration in Women's Studies
  • LL.M. / M.P.H. (Master of Public Health)
Program Features
  • Credit earned in the George Washington - Oxford International Human Rights Law Program, which is held in summer at the University of Oxford, may be applied toward LL.M. program requirements in International and Comparative Law
  • The LLM / MA is offered with the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences for students who are pursuing the LL.M. in International and Comparative Law
  • The LLM / MPH is offered with the School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) for students who are pursuing the LLM in Environmental Law
Language of Instruction
  • English
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