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Financing Your LL.M.: Scholarships for International Students

This is the second post in our “Financing Your LL.M.” series. Identifying appropriate scholarships is an excellent way to help finance your LL.M. In this post we will walk through the process of finding and applying for scholarships available to International Students.

How to Build and Leverage an International Professional Network

Participating in a strong community of like-minded individuals will benefit your professional career. However, creating that community or network can be challenging. Traditionally, attorneys have relied on in-person meetings to create their...

Legal English: “Amicus Curiae”

Today’s phrase, “amicus curiae” is a Latin term that literally translates to “friend of the court.” An amicus curiae is a a person, or legal entity, who is not a party to a particular action but files a document (such as a brief) with the court to express their opinion...

Financing Your LL.M.: Financial Assistance from Your Current Employer

This is the first post in our “Financing Your LL.M.”series. In this post we will tackle the difficult topic of asking your employer for financial assistance when pursuing your LL.M...

@WashULaw Welcomes Its Inaugural Class!

The inaugural class of foreign attorneys in Washington University School of Law’s new online Master of Laws (LLM) in U.S. Law Program, @WashULaw, represents seven countries and a variety of professional backgrounds.

Legal English: “De Facto/De Jure”

Today’s phrases, “de facto” and “de jure,” are closely related concepts. De facto means a state of affairs that is true in fact, but that is not officially sanctioned. In contrast, de jure means a state of affairs that is in accordance with law (i.e. that is officially sanctioned)...