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The Law Center will open on time, Tuesday, January 27, 2015, but liberal leave is in effect.
All designated emergency employees must report to work on time. All other employees may take unscheduled leave, but should contact their supervisor to discuss the needs of their unit and individual circumstances. Classes will begin at their normal time, unless otherwise noted on the class cancellation line: 202-662-9446 or the class cancellation page. Any changes to this announcement will be communicated through the same channels by 5:00 am on Tuesday morning.
Program-Specific Application Requirements
Additional Application Requirements
Applicants to the Environmental Law LL.M.
The LL.M. in Environmental Law will be available to students beginning in Fall 2014. Students who have already submitted an application for a different LL.M. program, but would prefer to be considered for the Environmental Law LL.M., should e-mail the Graduate Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org requesting consideration for the Environmental Law LL.M. Please include an additional statement explaining your interest in the Environmental Law LL.M., which will be added to your application file for the Admissions Committee's consideration.
Applicants to the Environmental Law LL.M. are expected to have taken a basic course in Environmental Law during their J.D. program. Foreign-educated students as well as U.S.-educated students lacking this background, must take Environmental Law I during their first semester of graduate study. Some relevant post-J.D. work experience is valuable.
Applicants to the Individualized Study LL.M.
Applicants to the Individualized Study LL.M. must prepare a detailed study proposal in addition to the general application requirements. An applicant's study proposal should outline a plan of study, include the purpose of the plan of study, and list the applicant's desired courses (at least 24 credits) as well as several alternate courses. Students in an individualized study program generally should plan to take no more than two seminar courses per semester, and should be aware that courses identified as J.D. seminars may have very limited seating for LL.M. students.
Applicants to the Taxation LL.M.
U.S.-educated applicants to the Taxation LL.M. must have taken a basic Federal Income Taxation class as part of their J.D. program, or, alternatively, must complete, prior to matriculation at Georgetown, our online Foundations of Federal Income Taxation course. (Foreign-educated students in the Tax program will take U.S. Income Tax: Principles and Practices during their first semester).
Applicants to the Executive LL.M. in Taxation
The Executive LL.M. degree is open to both domestic and foreign-trained attorneys. Applicants to the program should have taken a basic course in Federal Income Taxation class as part of their J.D. program. Applicants who did not take a basic course in federal income taxation during law school (or foreign-trained applicants without any relevant coursework in U.S. tax law) may satisfy this requirement by taking Georgetown's online course, Foundations of Federal Income Taxation course, and earning a passing score on a short, multiple-choice final exam.
Applicants to the Securities & Financial Regulation LL.M.
U.S.-educated applicants to the Securities & Financial Regulation LL.M. are expected to have taken a basic course in Securities Regulation during their J.D. program. Foreign-educated students, as well as U.S.-educated students lacking this background, must take Securities Regulation during their first semester of graduate study. Some relevant post-J.D. work experience is valuable.
Applicants to the National Security LL.M., Global Health LL.M., and Global Health & International Institutions LL.M. are expected to have some background, either professional or academic/research experience, in the relevant area.
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