Stephen S. Weinstein Trial Advocacy Program - LL.M. Program

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The Master of Laws in Advocacy (Advocacy LL.M. Program) at American University Washington College of Law, administered by the law school's Stephen S. Weinstein Trial Advocacy Program, combines a rigorous academic component and a breadth of practical litigation training. The Program offers an array of courses, externships, and opportunities to pursue legal scholarship and gain teaching experience. Important focuses of the Advocacy LL.M. Program are the use of modern technology in litigation and the training of ethical trial lawyers. The Program's innovative curriculum will aid graduates in preparation for all aspects of litigation.

The Advocacy LL.M. is designed to provide students maximum flexibility. It was developed to take into account the differing needs and interests of students. Program participants may select an individualized curriculum from a list of 17 core trial advocacy courses and 40 litigation-based courses. Every student must complete the Advanced Trial Advocacy and Ethics for Trial Lawyers courses before receiving their LL.M. degree. To be awarded the LL.M. degree, a student is required to earn at least 24 credits while pursuing study on a full or part-time basis.

Program Highlights:

Experienced Faculty

Flexible Study and Rolling Admissions

State of the Art Courtroom Technology

Wide Selection of Courses

Unique Opportunities

Washington D.C. Location


Contact Information:


Elizabeth Boals Elizabeth Lippy Tahniat Saulat
Associate Director Assistant Director LL.M & Summer Institute Coordinator
American University American University American University
Washington College of Law Washington College of Law Washington College Law
4801 Massachusetts Ave., NW Suite 310A 4801 Massachusetts Ave., NW Suite 310 4801 Massachusetts Ave., NW Suite 530
Washington, D.C. 20016 Washingtonc D.C. 20016 Washington, D.C. 20016
Tel: 202-274-4073 Tel: 202-274-4145 Tel: 202-274-4474