Master of Laws in Advocacy (Advocacy LL.M. Program)

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 and practitioners. 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 Wide Selection of Courses
Flexible Study and Rolling Admissions Unique Opportunities
State of the Art Courtroom Technology Washington D.C. Location

Contact Information:

Elizabeth Boals
Associate Director

American University
Washington College of Law
4300 Nebraska NW Suite C111
Washington, D.C. 20016
Tel: 202-274-4073
Elizabeth Lippy
Assistant Director

American University
Washington College of Law
4300 Nebraska Ave., NW Suite C110
Washington, D.C. 20016
Tel: 202-274-4145
Tahniat Saulat
LL.M & Summer Institute Coordinator

American University
Washington College of Law
4300 Nebraska Ave., NW Suite C108
Washington, D.C. 20016
Tel: 202-274-4474