GW Law Launches New International Law LLM Concentrations

LLM students may now concentrate in International Human Rights and International Arbitration

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March 25, 2020

The International and Comparative Law Program (ICL) has announced the launch of two new concentrations: International Human Rights Law and International Arbitration, Mediation, and Other Dispute Resolutions beginning in the Fall of 2020. Both concentrations will be open to students pursuing an LLM in international and comparative law.

Employers in the United States and around the world are in high demand for students that graduate with a level of expertise in areas such as international arbitration and human rights. According to Associate Dean Rosa Celorio, "Through the creation of these concentrations, GW Law will be offering a more specialized curriculum in highly coveted areas of international law for our students.  Having specialties will open professional and externship opportunities for our students and attract more practitioner participation in our lectures, events, and other law school activities." 

LLM students interested in pursuing these two concentrations will take 10 credits specifically tailored to their subspecialty in international human rights law or international arbitration, mediation, and other dispute resolution.  The requirements also include experiential credits and a writing requirement.  

Currently, GW Law offers over 50 international law-related courses. In addition to a wide array of classes, the campus is located in Washington, DC, and in close proximity to many international and regional organizations, nonprofits, and law firms which provide students with numerous externship opportunities. GW Law currently has students from more than 40 countries around the world.

GW Law is currently accepting applications for its LLM program until June 1, 2020. For more information on these new concentrations, please contact Rosa Celorio, Associate Dean for International and Comparative Legal Studies and Burnett Family Professorial Lecturer in International and Comparative Law and Policy, at [email protected].