One of the first truly international programs, the LL.M. program in International Legal Studies is ranked among the top ten international law LL.M. programs in the United States and was the first program in the United States to offer a dual LL.M./MBA degree.
A program 30 years old and still growing, the ILSP was established in 1982 in response to a growing demand for lawyers trained in international law. With over 150 students from 50 countries, the International Legal Studies Program at the American University Washington College of Law is one of the most intellectually and culturally diverse programs in the nation. The program incorporates a rich array of international law courses and seminars, experiential learning, and special events which allow our students to interact and network with esteemed faculty, international attorneys, diplomats, business leaders, and policy makers.
Our recognized 24 full-time faculty members and 40 adjunct faculty members are leading practitioners in their field. Our diverse faculty have established strong alliances with various international, governmental, and nongovernmental organizations such as the World Bank, the World Wildlife Fund, the United Nations, the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights, the Inter-American Development Bank and regional organizations such as Central and East European Law Initiative (CEELI).
Areas of Specialization:
International Business Law
International Environmental Law
International Human Rights Law
Gender & the Law
International Commercial Arbitration
Free Trade Agreements & Regional Integration
International & Comparative Protection of Intellectual Property
The American University Washington College of Law is an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school. American University was chartered by an Act of the United States Congress and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
International Student Requirements:
International applicants must provide proof of competency in English.