The law school also offers the LLM in law and government, with concentrations that include administrative law and regulatory practice (with further specializations in communications law and policy, environmental law and policy, health law and policy, immigration law and policy, intellectual property law and information policy, and labor and employment law and policy), business and financial regulation (further specializations in antitrust law and policy, securities law and policy, tax law and policy, and US trade law and policy), and civil and constitutional rights (further specializations in criminal law, gender and the law, politics and legislation). A limited number of students may pursue an individualized course of study. The program has been tailored to take advantage of the law school’s location in the nation’s capital. For further information, contact Professor Jamin Raskin, director of the LLM Program on Law and Government, American University, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016-8181.
LLM Degree Requirements
Law and Government. The LLM degree requires the completion of 24 credit hours with a grade point average of 2.0 (C) or better and recommendation for the degree by the faculty. Students may complete degree requirements entirely by traditional classroom study or by classroom study combined with no more than 6 semester hours of externship or independent study credits. Students must complete a special course, The Washington Lawyer, designed specifically for law and government students.