GW Law LLM Keystone

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.

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Why Get an LLM from the George Washington University Law School?

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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. 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.

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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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For the Working Professional

The LLM can be earned on a part-time basis, and most courses are available in the evening. More courses are being made available online each year, with the Government Procurement Law and National Security & Cybersecurity Law programs available fully online.


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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