Welcome

I am pleased to introduce you to American University Washington College of Law (WCL), a school that places a high value on diversity, academic excellence, and social responsibility. Here you will find a challenging atmosphere, one that encourages the exchange of ideas and invites you to share your unique experiences with others. Each generation of students contributes to our growth by providing suggestions on subjects to be taught and extracurricular activities to be established. As a result, the school has become the embodiment of the collective aspirations of all its participants.

WCL's exceptional permanent and adjunct faculty, the variety of international law courses and seminars, the richness and diversity of our student body, the many internship possibilities our location affords, and our extensive resources provide our students with one-of-a-kind opportunities for both academic and personal growth.

All of these aspects of our LLM program have resulted in our being recognized as one of the top international law programs in the country. Moreover, our summer programs in Santiago, Paris and Geneva, our exchange programs with universities in France, Germany, and Hong Kong, and our combined LLM programs with universities in Korea, Hong Kong and South Africa add a unique aspect to the International Legal Studies Program (ILSP).

Having served as director of the ILSP, I can assure you that we are committed to working with you to ensure that your educational experience at WCL is rewarding. We hope that you will join us by becoming a part of this dynamic program.

Claudio Grossman, Dean


American University Washington College of Law




Thank you for your interest in the International Legal Studies Program. You will discover that our program offers you much more than a degree. It also provides the opportunity to study international law with students from about sixty countries and to become part of a global network of international lawyers who share information, contacts, and ideas with each other.

Students may choose to specialize in one of seven areas: International Business Law, International Human Rights Law, International Organizations, International Environmental Law, Gender & the Law, Free Trade Agreements & Regional Integration, International & Comparative Intellectual Property Law and International Commercial Arbitration.

Each of our LLM students creates a course of study that matches his or her own career goals. ILSP students may take advantage of the many resources and internships available through WCL and in the Washington, D.C. area. Our students also benefit from the many conferences on issues of interest to international lawyers sponsored by the International Legal Studies Program and the Washington College of Law.

WCL offers a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Our faculty members take great pride in developing good working relationships with students, and are available to discuss course materials as well as questions related to the study of law in general. Whether you need assistance with registering for courses, searching for an internship, or finding your niche in the city, the ILSP staff is here to help you.

The goal of international law--to create a world based on participation and cooperation, and operating for the benefit of all--has become a reality at WCL.

David Hunter, Director


International Legal Studies Program