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31 Programs in Washington, DC offered by 3 Universities

  • Georgetown University
    • Dual Master of International Affairs and Law
    • Environmental Law LL.M.
    • Executive LL.M. in Securities and Financial Regulation
    • Executive LL.M. in Taxation
    • General Studies LL.M.
    • Global Health Law and International Institutions LL.M.
    • Global Health Law LL.M.
    • Individualized Study LL.M.
    • International Business & Economic Law LL.M.
    • International Legal Studies LL.M.
    • National Security Law LL.M.
    • Securities & Financial Regulation LL.M.
    • Taxation LL.M.
    • Two-Year (Extended) LL.M. with Certificate in Legal English...
  • George Washington University
    • General LL.M. Program
    • LL.M. in Energy & Environmental Law
    • LL.M. in Environmental Law
    • LL.M. in Government Procurement and Environmental Law
    • LL.M. in Government Procurement Law
    • LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law
    • LL.M. in International Environmental Law
    • LL.M. in Litigation and Dispute Resolution
    • LL.M. in National Security & U.S. Foreign Relations Law
    • LLM in Business and Finance Law
    • LLM in International and Comparative Law
  • American University
    • LL.M. in Advocacy
    • LL.M. in Intellectual Property
    • LL.M. in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
    • LL.M. in International Legal Studies
    • LL.M. in Law and Government
    • Summer Law Programs

Washington, DC


Since Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States, an LLM in Washington offers students the opportunity to study in a place unique among American cities. An LLM in Washington places you in a truly cosmopolitan city – naturally, it has foreign delegations from all over the world and it also boasts an increasingly diverse ethnic population. Moreover, it is a planned city and a walkable city filled with beautiful buildings, many of which house the offices of United States Government Departments, such as the Justice Department, and the centers of the three branches of government, the Supreme Court, the Capitol and the White House.

If you get an LLM in Washington, you will be in an international city where 15% of the population speaks a language other than English at home and more than 10% are foreign-born. The metropolitan area is also home to hundreds of international associations and more than 170 embassies and international cultural centers. For example, those considering an LLM in Washington will be interested to know that Washington hosts the headquarters of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Organization of American States (OAS), the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

Students getting their LLM in Washington can also take advantage of world-class museums and other cultural and historical attractions many of which are located on or near the National Mall, a large, open park area in the center of the city featuring the Capitol, the Washington Monument, the Jefferson Memorial, and the Lincoln Memorial. Other notable attractions include the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History and National Air & Space Museum, the National Zoo, The Phillips Collection, the first museum of modern art in the United States, and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, which is home to the National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington National Opera, and the Washington Ballet.

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