Flex-LLM in U.S. Law: Accelerated D.C. Bar Prep

  • For students who hold a Non-US Law Degree and want to meet DC Bar requirements
  • Remote course options that serve working professionals
  • Includes bar preparation program
  • Complete the degree in 1 year of full-time study
  • Full access to law school resources, including library and advising services

Required Courses (28 credit hours)

The Flex LLM in US Law makes you DC Bar eligible quickly. The streamlined program breaks classes into manageable 8-week increments and includes concurrent bar preparation services. Below are the list of required courses:

  • Introduction to United States Law & Professional Responsibility (1 credit)
  • Economics for Lawyers (1 credits)
  • Torts (2 credits)
  • Civil Procedure (3 credits)
  • Criminal Law (3 credits)
  • Constitutional Law (2 credits)
  • Contracts (2 credits)
  • Evidence (2 credits)
  • Property (2 credits)
  • Family Law (2 credits)
  • Business Associations (2 credits)
  • Conflict of Laws (2 credits)
  • Secured Finance (2 credits)
  • Trusts and Estates (2 credits)

For more information, visit our Frequently Asked Questions or contact the graduate admissions team at lawgradm@gmu.edu.

Sample Schedule

1 YR TO BAR - Spring Start
Graduation: December 2022
Bar Exam: February 2023

Classes Courses Credits
Quick-Start:
Winter Term 2022 (2 Weeks)
Week 1:
Intro to US Law & Intro to Legal Writing (Focus IRAC) (1 cr)
Week 2:
Economics for Lawyers (1 cr)
2 credits - included in spring semester
Spring 2022
Begin Bar Prep Program in March
Session 1:
Torts (2 Cr)
Civ. Pro. (3 cr)
Session 2:
Crim Law (2 cr)
Con Law (3 cr)
12 credits total (see above).
Summer 2022 Session 1:
Contracts (2 cr)
Evidence (2 cr)
Session 2:
Property (2 cr)
Family Law (2 cr)
8 credits
Fall 2022 Session 1:
Business Assocs. (2 cr)
Conflict of Laws (2 cr)
Session 2:
Secured Finance (2 cr)
Trusts & Estates (2 cr)
8 credits

1 YR TO BAR - Summer Start
Gradation: May 2023
Bar Exam: July 2023

Classes Courses Credits
Quick-Start:
May 2022
(2 Weeks)
Week 1:
Intro to US Law & Intro to Legal Writing (Focus IRAC) (1 cr)
Week 2:
Economics for Lawyers (1 cr)
2 credits - included in summer semester
Summer 2022
Begin Bar Prep Program in July
Session 1:
Torts (2 cr)
Civ. Pro. (3 cr)
Session 2:
Crim Law (2 cr)
Con Law (3 cr)
12 credits Total (see above).
Fall 2022 Session 1:
Contracts (2 cr)
Evidence (2 cr)
Session 2:
Property (2 cr)
Family Law (2 cr)
8 credits
Spring 2023 Session 1:
Business Assocs. (2 cr)
Conflict of Laws (2 cr)
Session 2:
Secured Finance (2 cr)
Trusts & Estates (2 cr)
8 credits