Opportunity. Community. Innovation. This is what defines the Master of Laws Programs at American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL). Designed for both international and domestic law graduates, the LL.M. Programs at AUWCL offer students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a rich academic environment through law courses and seminars, experience the legal community in D.C. through externships, and create a lifelong network with esteemed faculty, classmates, and a global alumni community. We invite you to discover what a degree from AUWCL can do for you.

  • LL.M. in International Legal Studies

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      With students from over 50 countries, the International Legal Studies Program is one of the top LL.M. programs in the country and has been at the forefront of international legal education for over 30 years. The flexible curriculum includes 8 different areas of specialization ranging from human rights to intellectual property to business and trade.

  • LL.M. in Law & Government

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      The LL.M. in Law and Government is designed for both domestic and international law graduates who have a strong interest in U.S. government and politics, the dynamics of democracy, and the meaning of the rule of law. With 18 fields of study within the LL.M., the Program provides students with a competitive edge in fast-changing areas of law, government, and public policy.

  • LL.M. in Advocacy

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      The Advocacy LL.M. Program is designed for lawyers looking to enhance and advance their legal advocacy skills in and outside of the courtroom. LL.M. candidates learn new litigation strategies and tools, master courtroom technology, and focus on the application of professional ethics in the pretrial and trial settings.

  • LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law

  • LL.M. in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

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      The LL.M. in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is a unique two-year hybrid program that is composed of two online courses taken in the fall and spring, and two 3-week residential summers in Washington, DC. This program is designed for professionals who wish to pursue advanced human rights studies but are not able to attend a yearlong residential program.

  • LL.M. en Derechos Humanos y Derecho Humanitario

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      Este LL.M. es el único que ofrece un currículo híbrido en derechos humanos en Estados Unidos en español. Este programa híbrido, con componentes virtuales y presenciales de 3 semanas cada verano en Washington DC, está diseñado para profesionales que deseen realizar estudios avanzados en Derechos Humanos y Derecho Humanitario a la par de sus obligaciones laborales o de otra naturaleza.

  • Dual Degrees & Short Term Programs

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      Beyond the standard 1 year LL.M. Programs, AUWCL offers a number of dual degrees like the innovative LL.M./MBA and LL.M./MPA programs. For those that are no able to dedicate 1 year, there are a number of short term programs and certificate programs.