History of the Program
The Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Law & Government was designed by Thomas Sargentich and Jamie Raskin in 1998 to help law graduates with an interest in U.S. government propel their academic and professional careers. The Program attracts students with a variety of interests in different stages of their professional development. Located in Washington, D.C., the Program combines an intellectually challenging program with endless learning opportunities in the nation's capital. The Program provides students with a competitive edge in fast-changing areas of law, government, and public policy by utilizing the outstanding faculty at American University Washington College of Law and the extraordinary resources of legal practice and public service in Washington.
Who Should Consider the LL.M. Program?
The breadth of the Program's offerings and the opportunities afforded to students appeal to many different types of students, including:
Recent law school graduates who seek to develop credentials, skills, and experience in order to maximize their opportunities upon entering the legal profession;
Experienced attorneys who seek to use the LL.M. Program to re-tool and re-direct their careers, switching from one field of expertise to another;
Attorneys who want to sharpen their knowledge of established specialties or to broaden their expertise as a prelude to professional reinvention; and
Law graduates who seek to satisfy personal and intellectual plans to study and write about subjects of deep interest to them.