• LLM Students

    Graduate Legal Education

    GW Law’s graduate programs combine exceptional teaching, innovative programming, and a diverse student body to offer you a world-class education in the heart of the nation’s capital.

Why Get an LLM from GW Law?

Washington, DC

Washington, D.C. Location

The law school is four blocks from the White House, across the street from the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, and within walking distance of the U.S. Department of State, federal courts, Big Law, and nongovernmental agencies. GW Law places students at the center of the most dynamic legal activity in the United States. 

Integrated Learning

Integrated Learning

Our programs combine traditionally taught courses with seminars, externships, and skills training for a holistic approach to legal education. Many programs are designed to prepare international students to sit for the bar in U.S. states. Both U.S.- and non-U.S. law school graduates take virtually the same academic courses, providing an atmosphere of diverse experience and interchange within the classroom. 

World Renowned Faculty

World-renowned Faculty

Our accomplished faculty members are among the most frequently cited and sought-after legal scholars in the nation. As both dedicated scholars and respected practitioners, our faculty bring their world-class expertise and professional connections into the classroom.

Alumni Network

Established Alumni Network

With more than 28,000 alumni working in more than 100 countries, GW Law can connect students with a vast network of mentors, career advisors, and contacts in virtually every area of practice.


Program Areas

  • General LLM
  • Business and Finance Law
  • Energy and Environmental Law
  • Environmental Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International and Comparative Law
  • Government Procurement Law
  • Government Procurement and Environmental Law
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • National Security and U.S. Foreign Relations Law
  • Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD)
  • Master of Studies in Law in Intellectual Property Law (MSL-IP)

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