At the Washington University School of Law, we seek students whose academic abilities will meet the rigorous demands of our graduate programs.

Admissions criteria include strong prior educational and professional credentials, a clear sense of why you are pursuing the degree and how it will contribute to your life professionally and personally. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year, so you will receive your admissions decision shortly after you submit your application.


We offer four start dates throughout the year in winter, spring, summer and fall. Below are upcoming start dates and application deadlines:

Application Dates and Deadlines
Program Start Date Priority Deadline Application Deadline
July 5, 2021 April 26, 2021 June 1, 2021
October 4, 2021 July 26, 2021 August 30, 2021


Take your career to the next level. You will be eligible for an application fee waiver if you apply by the priority application deadline. To receive the fee waiver, you must reach out to our admissions team by phone at (+1) 314-281-5200 or by email at prior to submitting your application.