Two-Year (Extended) LL.M. with Certificate in Legal English for Foreign-Trained Lawyers
The Two-Year (Extended) LL.M. with a Certificate in Legal English provides international lawyers the opportunity to obtain an LL.M. degree while improving and enhancing their English. It is a program of 4 semesters of full-time study at Georgetown Law, offered for foreign law graduates, leading to both a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) and a Certificate in Legal English.
The Two-Year (Extended) LL.M. with a Certificate in Legal English is an intensive curriculum that allows highly qualified applicants to develop their general and legal English language skills in a legal context. Students work closely with faculty members who have expertise in both law and linguistics, receiving feedback and individual attention that allows each student to work toward his or her individual goals. Students study both law and English to become better prepared to practice law in a global context.
A student enrolled in the Two-Year LL.M. Program is required to be a full-time student for two full academic years. The first year of the program is a structured program of required courses. Regular and punctual attendance at all classes and completion of all assignments are mandatory requirements. Students will be tested and evaluated at the end of each semester of the first year. Any student who misses classes or fails to complete assignments without an advance excused absence, or who does not demonstrate sufficient progress each semester will be dropped from the program during the first year.
During the second year of the program, students complete an LL.M. course of study. Students may enroll in Week One courses only in their second year. Students in the Two-Year Program are eligible to receive any specialized degree or certificate for which they satisfy the requirements. For their work during the first year, students are awarded a Certificate in Legal English at graduation.
Specific admission requirements are the same as all LL.M. programs; however, applicants may have a TOEFL score that is lower. Admission criteria include the following:
- A strong record of academic achievement in law studies
- A TOEFL iBT (Internet-based) score of 85-100 points
- Professional legal experience