GW Law offers two degree programs for those who do not hold a JD degree.
Master of Studies in Law in Intellectual Property Law
The Master of Studies in Law in Intellectual Property Law Program (MSL-IP) at the George Washington University is a one-year study in intellectual property (similar to the LLM in Intellectual Property Law Program) designed for non-lawyer candidates who wish to obtain a deeper understanding of IP law. GW Law is internationally known for its IP program, which offers significant strength in the areas of patents, copyright, trademark, communications, computer and Internet regulation, electronic commerce, and genetics and medicine. Candidates for the MSL-IP have experience in IP law, but not a law degree. Past candidates have included in-house counsel for technology companies, patent examiners, and IP practitioners at law firms.
Master of Science in Government Contracts
The Master of Science in Government Contracts Program blends the study of government procurement law and policy with a core business curriculum. Law courses are taught by faculty at GW Law, and business courses are taught by the faculty of GW's School of Business. The program is designed to give working professionals the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the world of federal acquisition, and it is intended for professionals from a variety of acquisition-related jobs in both government and private industry. The innovative curriculum balances practice and theory, helping students to develop the skills that acquisition professionals need to become effective professionals, managers and leaders.
Joint Degree Programs
GW offers several joint degree programs for both JD and LLM degree students.