With a Master of Laws in International Legal Studies, Law and Government, or Advocacy from American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL), you’ll be better prepared to Champion What Matters anywhere in the world. You’ll learn at a top law school that stands at the crossroads of global and U.S. law in Washington, D.C., 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 International Legal Studies

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.

LL.M. in Law and Government

The LL.M. in Law and Government is designed for both domestic and international law graduates who have a strong interest in U.S. government and politics, the dynamics of democracy, and the meaning of the rule of law. The LL.M. takes students on a broad and deep examination of the most important public policy issues of the time. With 16 fields of specialization the LL.M. in Law and Government provides students with a firm grasp of particular subjects, but also a mastery of theories, political forces, and institutional realities that define public law in the United States.

LL.M. in Advocacy

The Advocacy LL.M. Program is designed for lawyers looking to enhance and advance their legal advocacy skills in and outside of the courtroom. LL.M. candidates learn new litigation strategies and tools, master courtroom technology, and focus on the application of professional ethics in the pretrial and trial settings. The Program is flexible and offers an array of courses, externships, and legal scholarship opportunities.

Designed for students who have received their law degree in either the US or abroad, the LL.M. Programs at AUWCL offer a program for every type of student and field of law. Use this site to learn more about the LL.M. programs and then meet us at an upcoming recruiting event, join us for an online live chat, or contact us directly with any questions.