LL.M. in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Ranked #5 in International Law


The International Law Program of American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) is ranked #5 among all the law schools in the country according to the 2022 U.S. News & World Report!

In 2015, the LL.M. in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (HRHL LL.M.) was the first hybrid program of its kind, offering virtual and on-residence courses in Washington, D.C. It is also the first ABA recognized LL.M. program in the U.S. available in Spanish. The HRHL LL.M. unmistakably addresses the need for specialized training in international human rights law. Students integrate practical knowledge from top experts in the Human Rights field while nourishing their professional careers, positioning the HRHL LL.M. as one of the premier institutions in the United States and around the world. The LL.M. brings together a prestigious group of AUWCL and international faculty, including more than 40 world-renowned experts. These expert faculty bring their in-depth experience as presidents and judges from international and regional courts, former presidents of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, UN special rapporteurs, members of UN human rights committees, and leaders of civil society organizations.

Today, the HRHL LL.M. offers three different modalities to complete the program: in-residence, hybrid, and online. Our goal is to meet students where they are, allowing for both flexibility and quality education.

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#5 In Int’l Law Specialty Program

50+ Human Rights & Humanitarian Law courses

40+Expert faculty

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