American launches LLM in IP and human rights

American University Washington College of Law has announced two new LL.M. programs in Intellectual Property, and International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. The programs accepted their first class of students this Fall.

“We are excited to offer these new, unique opportunities for lawyers seeking advanced study,” said Claudio Grossman dean of American University Washington College of Law. “We’re particularly pleased to provide an LL.M. in a blended format, so that our colleagues around the world can take advantage of the superb expertise that our programs and faculty can provide.”

The LL.M. in International Human Rights and Humanitarian law is the first hybrid program of its kind in the United States. The program has both in-class and online components. It is designed for practicing lawyers seeking an advanced degree in the field of human rights and humanitarian law.

The Intellectual Property LL.M. is designed for educated lawyers with highly specialized knowledge in this rapidly evolving field of law. Intellectual Property students have the opportunity of studying in Washington, D.C. or Geneva, Switzerland.

"We have launched the new LL.M. in Intellectual Property because we are uniquely positioned to provide first-rate graduate education in the field and to connect our students with our large and successful network of alumni," said Michael W. Carroll, director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property.