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Program-Specific Application Requirements

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Applicants for all LL.M. Degree Programs must follow the general application requirements. Some programs may have additional program-specific requirements, please see below.

Additional Application Requirements

Applicants to the Environmental & Energy Law LL.M.

Applicants to the Environmental and Energy 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 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 Executive Securities & Financial Regulation LL.M.

U.S.-educated applicants to the Executive 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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