Certificate Programs

LL.M. students who wish to further specialize may pursue a Certificate along with their LL.M. degree. Georgetown Law offers certificates in Employee Benefits, Estate Planning, International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, International Human Rights Law, International Taxation, Refugees & Humanitarian Emergencies, State and Local Taxation and WTO Studies. With the exception of the Employee Benefits and Estate Planning certificates (which can be completed as stand-alone certificate programs), the certificates must be done in conjunction with one of the LL.M. degree programs. Students may earn only one Certificate during their LL.M. studies. For a detailed description of each certificate program, please visit the Office of Graduate Programs website or click on the link of your certificate of interest below.

Who May Apply


Application Requirements

U.S. Educated Lawyers: U.S. trained candidates for Certificate programs must be graduates of a law school approved by the American Bar Association. All U.S. educated applicants to the Certificates in Employee Benefits Law, Estate Planning, or State & Local Taxation must have completed a basic Federal Income Taxation course during their JD program. Applicants intending to pursue the Estate Planning Certificate (either with the Tax LL.M. or on a stand-alone basis) must also have taken a course in Decedents' Estates or equivalent as a JD student.


Fall 2013 Admissions Timeline


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