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.

Start Dates

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





Program Start DatePriority DeadlineApplication Deadline
January 2024
October 16, 2023
December 4, 2023

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.