Master of Laws (LL.M.) in U.S. Law


Washington University School of Law seeks students whose academic abilities meet the rigorous demands of our top-ranked program.

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year, and you will receive your admissions decision shortly after you submit your application. You are encouraged to submit your completed application as soon as possible.

Dates and Deadlines

The @WashULaw LL.M. in U.S. Law program offers foreign-trained lawyers the ability to begin their course of study on one of four start dates throughout the year (January, April, July or October). We will be happy to support you throughout the application process.

September 29, 2014 September 8, 2014
January 12, 2015 December 1, 2014

If you have any questions, please contact us by phone at (+1) 314-281-5200 or email at

Complete Application Requirements

The following information must be on file in order for your application to be considered complete:

  • Submitted online application;
  • Personal Statement of Purpose essay;
  • Application fee payment or waiver;
  • Official transcripts from all educational institutions attended; and
  • Personal interview.


Along with your application, you will be required to submit an essay that will serve as your Statement of Purpose. In roughly 400–500 words, your essay should answer the question: Why do you want to pursue your LL.M. in U.S. Law?

Letters Of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation are not required, however if you feel that your application would be strengthened by professional recommendations, you may submit them along with your other application materials.

Personal Interview

An interview is required for admission into the @WashULaw LL.M. program. After we receive your application, we will contact you to set up a personal interview. Interviews will be conducted in English via video conference using a basic web cam, which is integrated into most laptop computers. We will invite you to participate in the interview after we have received transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate course work.

Application Fee

The application fee for the LL.M. program is $70, and it is non-refundable. Candidates who qualify for an application-fee waiver must send a formal request to their Admissions Counselor along with supporting documentation before submitting the application. A refund cannot be issued for an application fee already paid.