American University

Washington College of Law

Law and Goverment


4400 Massachusetts Ave NW

Washington, DC 20016

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

LL.M. in Law and Government

Format: Campus

Program Description:

A government of the people, by the people, and for the people means we need informed attorneys who can reinvigorate democratic practices and improve the rule of law. The American University Washington College of Law Master of Laws in Law and Government (LL.M.) will prepare you to grasp the issues that are at the intersection of law, politics, and all levels of government through a broad-based examination of public law in the United States. This is an LL.M. with a difference. Designed for both domestic and international law graduates who have a strong interest in U.S. government and politics, the dynamics of democracy, and the meaning of the rule of law, the LL.M. in Law and Government takes students on a broad and deep examination of the most important public policy issues of the time. Our organizing educational principle is that the best prepared lawyers and analysts in fields of regulatory law not only have a firm grasp of particular subjects, but also a mastery of theories, political forces, and institutional realities that define public law in the United States. The complete Law & Government Curriculum is available online. Students can choose from any course within the approved curriculum and can further specialize in the topics listed below. Areas of Specialization: Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice: Environmental Law & Policy Health Law & Policy Immigration Law & Policy Intellectual Property & Information Policy Labor and Employment Law & Policy National Security Law & Policy Civil & Constitutional Rights: Criminal Law Disability Rights Gender & the Law Law, Politics and Legislation Business & Financial Regulation: Intellectual Property & Information Policy Securities Law & Policy New York and DC Bar Track Information Individualized Specialization 12 Credit Certificate Program


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.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 24

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 1802 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

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