menu

Program-Specific Application Requirements

Georgetown Law Center Campus

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 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.

 

Please refer to the left-hand navigation to apply.

On The Web

Maps & Directions

Google Location Map Georgetown University Law Center 600 New Jersey Avenue NW Washington, DC 20001