Where the World Meets to Study Law
As one of the leading international law LL.M. programs in the United States, the International Legal Studies Program (ILSP) offers a comprehensive education which incorporates a rich array of international law courses and seminars, experiential learning opportunities, and special events which promote interaction with international attorneys, diplomats, business leaders, and policymakers. Our distinguished faculty and administration have established strong ties to various international, governmental, and nongovernmental organizations in the Washington metropolitan area and abroad.
While a specialization is not required, many of our students at the International Legal Studies Program choose to focus their studies on one of the eight areas of international law listed below.To earn a Specialization Certificate for the ILSP LLM degree, students must complete 12 credits of coursework within their specialization.
Specialization - Sample Courses
- International Business Law: International Business Transactions; International Sales of Goods; International Business Negotiations; U.S. Business Law
- International Trade and Investment: International Trade Law I; U.S. Trade Regime; International Investment Law and Policy; U.S. Sanctions and Export Controls
- International Commercial Arbitration: International Commercial Arbitration; International Dispute Resolution; Bilateral Investment Treaty Arbitration; International Commercial Arbitration Advocacy
- International Environmental Law: International Environmental Law; International Energy Law; Comparative Environmental Law; Climate Change and the Law
- International Organizations: International Organizations and Multi-National Institutions; Introduction to the Law of the European Union; Development Finance, World Bank and IFIs; International Law
- International Human Rights: Human Rights Law; International Humanitarian Law; International Business and Human Rights; Human Rights and Terrorism Seminar
- Gender and International Law: Advanced Legal Writing: Gender and Law; International Trafficking in Persons; Labor Migration in the Global Economy; Gender, Cultural Differences and International Human Rights
- Intellectual Property: International Trademark Law; Copyright Law; International and Comparative Patent Law; IP in Cyberspace