Application Requirements

A complete application must include the following:

  • Online application
  • Application fee or waiver
  • Statement of purpose
  • Résumé or CV
  • Official transcripts
  • Interview

Please note that LSAT or GRE exams are not a requirement for admission.

Online Application

Candidates must complete the entire online application in order to be considered for admission to the program.

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Application Fee

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

Statement of Purpose

This essay should be 400 to 500 words and answer the question: Why do you want to pursue your degree from @WashULaw?

Résumé or CV

Candidates must submit a current résumé or curriculum vitae (CV) that lists relevant professional and academic experience, including volunteer work, and honors and awards received.

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts are required from every institution attended, regardless of whether a degree was earned, including community college or study abroad programs. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required for all three programs. If you are unable to obtain official transcripts prior to the application deadline, you may upload unofficial transcripts to your application with a degree conferral date. However, if admitted, you will be required to submit official transcripts from all academic institutions.

If you are applying for the LL.M. programs, you will need a law degree (LL.B. or equivalent). Transcript requests can take time to process, so we recommend submitting requests to these institutions as soon as possible. All official transcripts should be sent to:

Application Processing Services
@WashULaw – (indicate MLS, LL.M. or Dual LL.M.)
Suite 501
7900 Harkins Road
Lanham, MD 20706

To submit electronic copies of your transcripts, please email documents to


An interview is required for admission and will be scheduled by the candidate’s Admissions Counselor. Interviews will be conducted via video conference using a basic webcam.


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