International & Comparative Law
Georgetown Law is widely recognized as the best place in the world to study international law and the differing legal systems of sovereign nations.
Washington, D.C., a global hub of business and politics, provides an ideal setting for a program that offers the broadest array of courses and seminars in international and comparative law of any school in the country.
Our courses are taught by scholars who are leaders in their field — as both academics and professionals in positions of global impact. Our faculty has expertise in areas such as treaty interpretation, human rights, the law of war, international environmental law, international trade and financial regulation, European Union law and the rule of law in China.
Many J.D. students choose Georgetown Law because of its strength in international and transnational law, and it’s a big reason why our LL.M. program attracts students from across the U.S. and upwards of 70 countries each year.
The International Legal Studies LL.M. and the International Business & Economic Law LL.M. give our graduate students the opportunity to engage more deeply in issues of international law.