International Legal Studies LL.M. and General Studies LL.M. (for students educated outside the U.S.)
Each year Georgetown Law Center provides Master of Laws degree programs for more than 200 students who received their legal training outside the United States. These students' varied professional and personal experiences add to an intellectual cultural diversity we are proud to have at Georgetown. The General and International Legal Studies LL.M. degrees remain the most popular choices for our students trained in law outside the U.S., and they provide the greatest flexibility for students to tailor programs of study that meet their academic and professional goals. The General Studies LL.M. offers the most flexibility, and students often combine a number of courses focused on U.S. law (for example, those required for the New York Bar) with either a focus on a particular area of interest, or a program that samples from the incredible variety of available classes. The International Studies LL.M. is similarly flexible, providing students who want to focus on international law with the ability to choose from one of the largest international law curricula of any law school in the United States.
There is a strong interest in international and comparative law throughout the faculty and student body at the Law Center. Georgetown's graduate program is one of the largest in the U.S., and many of our American J.D. students choose to come to Georgetown because of its strength in international and transnational law. A large number of the faculty teach international law or include comparative elements in their teaching. Each year we welcome visiting faculty from throughout the world, both as research scholars and as members of the teaching faculty. Our international lawyers are truly at the center of this international community.
Please note that all admissions criteria are contained in the admissions materials that can be accessed on the Graduate Admissions page.