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Georgetown Law Offers Two New Graduate Programs Online

March 11, 2015 —

Beginning in fall 2015, Georgetown Law will offer two new masters level programs online. The Executive Master of Laws (LL.M.) in securities & financial regulation will be the first online degree in that field of law. In addition, Georgetown will begin its new Master of Studies in Law (MSL) program for non-attorney tax professionals. Applications for both programs are being accepted now.

“Georgetown Law’s LL.M. program has long been a leader in the field, offering a variety of degree options to both U.S.-educated and foreign-trained lawyers,” said Georgetown Law Dean William M. Treanor. “These innovative online programs are an outstanding addition to a program that is already regarded as one of the finest of its kind.”

Georgetown’s online LL.M. program in securities & financial regulation provides the same quality instruction and learning experience as the on-campus program, but gives students the flexibility to complete the degree online, on their own schedule. The curriculum covers core subjects such as securities regulation, as well as courses addressing banking law, corporate governance, financial derivatives, commodity futures markets and securities litigation, among others. The executive LL.M. in securities & financial regulation is open to applicants who hold a U.S. law degree or equivalent degree from a foreign university. The degree requirements are identical to the on-campus program – students must take 24 credit hours of coursework, including 16 specialization credits in the securities & financial regulation area.

Georgetown’s new MSL in taxation program leverages the reputation and extensive curriculum of the tax LL.M. program, widely viewed as one of the oldest and most prestigious tax programs in the country. The program is designed for non-attorney professionals, such as accountants, economists and actuaries, already working in the taxation area or a related field. The MSL in taxation gives these professionals the opportunity to study tax law at the highest level. Applicants to this program will generally hold an advanced degree in accounting, finance or a related field, and have a minimum of three years of work experience. MSL students must take 24 hours of coursework, including 20 specialization credits in the taxation area. Students must complete three required courses as part of the 24 credits: (1) Introduction to Federal Income Tax, Research & Writing, (2) Corporate Income Tax Law I and (3) Income Tax Accounting.

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