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Students participating in the International Rule of Law and Security program will obtain knowledge of the law, legal structures, and the foundation for fair justice systems that is critical to jobs in the areas of human rights, anti-human trafficking, foreign relations, economic justice, sustainability and many other related fields.
An externship in Washington is an opportunity to open doors for students' professional careers while gaining externship credit that transfers back to ASU. Most students earn 6 externship credits throughout one semester.
Students in their second and third years are eligible to spend a semester or up to one full year in Washington taking classes and working in an externship.
Lawyers—having earned a law degree from a U.S. or foreign university—have the opportunity to specialize in this area of law, gaining knowledge, contacts, and experience that will help them further their careers. The degree requires 24 credit hours of study and can qualify graduates for bar examination in some U.S. jurisdictions. The LLM program is flexible and is offered in the fall and spring, full time and part time. LLM students earn the degree attending courses in Washington D.C.