Welcome

A Word from the Dean


Dean Grossman's Welcome

Welcome to American University Washington College of Law. You will discover that this is more than a superb law school; it's an environment of opportunity, and a uniquely collaborative place where students, faculty, staff, and alumni champion what matters in all areas of the law. Since its founding by women in 1896, our school has passionately pursued the values of dignity, diversity, and equal rights. Here you will find a challenging atmosphere, one that encourages the exchange of ideas and invites you to share your unique experiences with others. Our goal each year is to keep building on our achievements while remaining focused on our commitment to engage the community, the nation, and the world through outstanding legal education.

The LL.M. in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law takes full advantage of the Washington College of Law's outstanding position in the field of international human rights law and its leading human rights faculty and renowned human rights programs. The LL.M. in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is a unique hybrid program, with online and residential components that will provide you with exceptional formal training. This hybrid program is designed for practitioners and other human rights advocates who wish to pursue advanced studies in international human rights law and humanitarian law alongside their existing work responsibilities. The LL.M. in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is currently the only hybrid program of its kind and in this field in a U.S. law school.

This groundbreaking and innovative program provides an exceptional opportunity for you to advance and broaden your professional development. I look forward to welcoming you into the LL.M. in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law.

Sincerely,

Claudio Grossman

Dean of the Washington College of Law
Office of the Dean
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Phone: (202) 274-4004
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A Word from the Directors


Professor Goldman's Welcome

We are pleased to announce the LL.M. in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. During the last 15 years of coordinating the summer program of the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, we have been able to identify a clear need for further formal training of a significant number of legal professionals, especially abroad, with specific interest in human rights. The LL.M. in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law unmistakably addresses the need for specialized training in international human rights law in the United States and around the world today.

The creation of the LL.M. in International Human Rights Law and Humanitarian Law program, with both on-site (residential) and online components allows for a high quality curricular offering with a flexible and convenient format. Additionally, students will interact with world renowned experts, including human rights and humanitarian law experts coming from academia, international tribunals, civil society organizations, and international organizations. This program will provide you with superb training and outstanding opportunities in international human rights and humanitarian law.

We encourage you to browse our website and learn more about the program.

Sincerely,

Robert K. Goldman, Claudia Martin and Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón

Academic Director and Co-Directors