Master of Laws in
Law and Government

A government of the people, by the people, and for the people means we need informed attorneys who can reinvigorate democratic practices and improve the rule of law. The LL.M. Program in Law and Government at American University Washington College of Law will prepare you to grasp the issues that are at the intersection of law, politics, and all levels of government through a broad-based examination of public law in the United States.


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Come learn from faculty who are at the forefront of public law in one of the world's foremost cities for law and government. Visit our web site for more information about our celebrated LL.M. Program as well as our dual degree and summer programs. Email us at or click on the Contact Us button below with questions.

Areas of Specialization:

  • Constitutional Law and Civil Rights
    • Criminal Law
    • Gender and the Law
    • Law, Politics and Legislation
  • Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice
    • Communications Law and Policy
    • Health Law and Policy
    • Labor and Employment Law and Policy
    • Intellectual Property and Information Policy
    • Environmental Law and Policy
    • Immigration Law and Policy
  • Business and Financial Regulation
    • Antitrust Law and Policy
    • Securities Law and Policy
    • Tax Law and Policy
    • U.S. Trade Law and Policy
  • Individualized Specialization
  • 12 Credit Certificate Program