The Juris Doctor (JD) degree is the first degree in law.
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.
The Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) degree is a highly specialized, research-oriented program.
GW Law offers joint degree programs with four other schools of the George Washington University for both JD and LLM candidates.
GW Law's MSL helps meet the growing demand for non-lawyers to be familiar with the many ways that 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 the law is important.