• 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 the
George Washington University Law School?

Washington Monument

Washington, DC 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. 

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Integrated Learning

Our programs combine traditionally taught courses with seminars, externships, and skills training for a holistic approach to legal education. LLM students share the classroom with JD students, experiencing an authentic American law school atmosphere. While completing any LLM specialization, foreign-educated attorneys can qualify to take the New York Bar Exam.


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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.

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Support for International Students

All applicants, including international students, are automatically given scholarship consideration. With the help of our full-time LLM Career Counselor, international students can apply for externships at key D.C. institutions and firms, including the World Bank, and earn valuable practical experience while earning the LLM degree.


Program and Specializations Available


  • 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 (Available in-person and online)


  • Government Procurement and Environmental Law
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • National Security and Cybersecurity Law (Available in-person and online)
  • National Security and U.S. Foreign Relations Law
  • Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD)
  • Master of Studies in Law (MSL)

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