LL.M. Degree Programs


Georgetown Law's LL.M. programs are open to both foreign and U.S.-educated lawyers. U.S.-educated candidates must have received a J.D. degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association. Students educated outside the United States must have already completed the university portion of their legal education and received the degree required for admission to the practice of law in their country.  Admission to the bar is not required.

The Georgetown philosophy is that each of the specialization fields for LL.M. degrees and certificates –listed on the left side of this page –grows out of a center of excellence at Georgetown. Most focus on areas of law in which Georgetown is ranked in the top 10 law schools in the nation. Building on that foundation, each program of study is also embedded in a rich intellectual life, whether you are studying international economic law or tax or health law or environmental law or national security law.

International students who wish to craft their own course of study, sampling from various areas, can choose the traditional general studies LL.M. or the International Legal Studies program, both of which offer great flexibility. For U.S.-educated students, the Individualized LL.M. provides the same approach.

For those who want to invest in an even more cosmopolitan education, Georgetown offers exciting dual degree options - including an M.B.A., a Masters in Management, a specialization in International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, and a Masters in International Affairs –with top universities around the world. In all of these dual degree programs, the LL.M. year at Georgetown counts toward the fulfillment of a second degree elsewhere, allowing the student to earn two degrees in the time normally required for one.

For all foreign-educated students, Georgetown offers a summer program that enables a student to earn up to four academic credits that count toward the New York Bar.

Learn more about how to apply.

Download the Graduate Studies brochure.

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