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GW Law offers a range of degrees designed to equip students with the legal knowledge they need to make a difference in the world. We encourage you to explore our degree programs and consider the quality of education provided at the George Washington University Law School.

You don't have to be a lawyer to study law. GW Law offers the Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree for corporate and intelligence community professionals who want to develop a crucial understanding of the law that provides them with a competitive advantage in their field of work.

Degree Programs


Master of Laws (LLM)

For those who have already earned a JD, the Master of Laws (LLM) is offered as both a general program and in a number of specialized areas.


Joint Degrees

GW Law offers joint degree programs with four other schools at the George Washington University for both JD and LLM candidates.


Master of Studies in Law (MSL)

Our MSL program helps meet the growing demand for non-lawyers to be familiar with the ways law influences industry. The program is intended for professionals who are not interested in earning a law degree or practicing law, but work in jobs where knowledge of law is important.


"GW Law sits quietly next to the giants of geopolitics—the World Bank, the IMF, the White House and its countless agencies that dictate the affairs of the United States. Moreover, the school’s focus areas in subject matters like government procurement, energy and environmental law, business and finance law, and IP law make the reputation of GW what it is: uniquely unparalleled — geographically and substantively."

Garret Gunner Swope

JD '23