J.D./L.L.M Program

Georgetown Law is the place to study national security law. We offer the leading academic program in the field, anchored by a faculty of unparalleled depth and breadth. Our full-time professors are leaders in their fields; they excel in scholarship, in innovative experiential learning initiatives they provide students, in practice and policymaking. Our visiting and adjunct faculty members are leading practitioners drawn from the highest levels of government, the private sector and the non-profit and advocacy worlds.

Building the pipeline of our future national security leaders – through education, training, and mentoring of J.D. and LL.M. students and alumni – is central to the mission of the Center and to the overall mission of creating a diverse and inclusive national security ecosystem where innovation flourishes. Given the importance of national security lawyers to the field and given Georgetown has by far the largest national security program in the country, we have an outsized role to play. We are expanding our existing programs and establishing several new initiatives to develop a more diverse ecosystem where creative problem solving can thrive.

J.D. students at Georgetown have the opportunity to complete a J.D./LL.M. Joint Degree in National Security Law. Students must apply to the program at the end of their 2L/3E year.

Please visit Joint LL.M. Degree Programs for the application materials, timeline, instructions, and additional information.

One memorable opportunity available to students at Georgetown, is the National Security Crisis Law Simulation. For more on the sim, see the video.