Where the World Meets to Study Law

Established in 1982, the LL.M. Program in International Legal Studies is among US’s oldest and most prestigious LL.M. programs. Drawing upon our #4 nationally ranked international law specialty, the LL.M. features an extensive curriculum of 100+ internationally-focused courses, highly in-demand specializations, world-renowned faculty with longstanding ties to employers in the United States and abroad, and internship opportunities with top employers in Washington D.C. Students also become part of a vibrant global network of students from 50+ countries and 4000+ alumni worldwide.

The LL.M. in International Legal Studies offers courses that foreign-trained lawyers are required to take to qualify to sit for the bar exams of New York and Washington D.C.

Quick Facts
  • #4
    in Int'l Law Speciality (US News and World Report)
  • A+
    Graded by Prelaw Magazine
  • +25
    Best Schools for Foreign-Trained Lawyers
  • 100+
    Full-Time and Adjunct Faculty in International Law
  • 50+
    Countries Represented in LL.M. Annually
  • 4000+
    LL.M. Alumni Worldwide

History

A program 38 years old and growing, the ILSP was established in 1982 by Professors Claudio Grossman and Robert Goldman in response to a growing demand for lawyers trained in international law. With more than 150 students, fellows, and visiting scholars from more than 60 countries, the International Legal Studies Program at the American University Washington College of Law is one of the most intellectually and culturally diverse programs in the nation. The program incorporates a rich array of international law courses and seminars, experiential learning, and special events which allow our students to interact and network with faculty, international attorneys, diplomats, business leaders, and policy makers.

International Law Events

October 30 11:00AM-12:00PM EMPOWERING AND PROTECTING PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES DURING AND AFTER COVID-19: A conversation with the Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary General on Disability and Accessibility October 30 12:00PM-1:00PM Online via Zoom American University Law Review Federal Circuit Fridays Series: International Trade Law Panel Discussion May Offer Continuing Legal Education Credit CLE November 02 4:00PM-5:00PM Online Gender and Law Coffee Hour for LLM Students November 04 12:00PM-1:00PM Online via Zoom International Suite Talk Series featuring Csaba Rusznak, President, Sovereign Arbitration Advisors November 10 12:00PM-1:00PM Venezuela Report from the CI November 11 12:00PM-1:00PM Online via Zoom International Suite Talks Series November 13 10:00AM-11:30AM Online via Zoom AUBLR Symposium - Part 1 - Don't Tread on My IP: The Role of Domestic and Foreign Actors in Shaping Intellectual Property (The Impact of Intellectual Property on Business) November 13 1:00PM-2:30PM Online via Zoom AUBLR Symposium - Part 2 - Don't Tread on My IP: The Role of Domestic and Foreign Actors in Shaping Intellectual Property (The Role of Foreign Influence on Intellectual Property) November 16 12:00PM-1:00PM Online via Zoom Artificial Intelligence: Bias and the Implications of Algorithms, Facial Recognition, and Machine Learning Technologies - A JGSPL Symposium Series -Facial Recognition in Law Enforcement: Where will it take us? November 16 1:30PM-2:30PM The Power and Impact of International Education November 17 12:00PM-1:00PM Artificial Intelligence: Bias and the Implications of Algorithms, Facial Recognition, and Machine Learning Technologies - A JGSPL Symposium Series - AI's Impact on Racial Justice November 18 9:00AM-12:00PM Online via Zoom Pandemics and International Law Events Calendar ... Find more events in our events calendar
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