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.
LL.M. Dates and Deadlines
Program Start Date
January 15, 2018
October 23, 2017
December 11, 2017
April 2, 2018
January 22, 2018
February 26, 2018
July 2, 2018
April 23, 2018
May 28, 2018
October 1, 2018
July 23, 2018
August 27, 2018
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Complete Application Requirements
The following information must be on file in order for your application to be considered complete:
Application fee or waiver
Statement of Purpose
Resume or CV
Official transcripts from all educational institutions attended
Statement of Purpose
This essay should answer the question: Why do you want to pursue your LL.M. in U.S. Law? The essay should be 400-500 words.
Resume or CV
Candidates must submit a current resume or curriculum vitae (CV) that lists any relevant professional and academic experience, including volunteer work, and honors and awards received.
Candidates must submit official transcripts from every institution attended, regardless of whether a degree was earned, including community college or study abroad programs. 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 – LL.M. in U.S. Law Suite 501 7900 Harkins Road Lanham, MD 20706
To submit electronic copies of your transcripts, please email documents to email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
Decision & Enrollment
Washington University admits students on a rolling basis. Once the application is complete, the decision and enrollment process will be as follows:
Step 1: Receive an Admissions Decision
Approximately two to three weeks after an application is complete, the applicant will be notified of an admissions decision.
Step 2: Review Admissions Documents
Once admitted, students will receive an email with a PDF package containing the following:
Intent to Enroll: Students should return this completed enrollment plan whether or not they accept an offer of admission.
Student Handbook and Honor Code: To ensure the integrity of the learning environment, students in an online program must acknowledge that they understand and will adhere to a set of behavioral standards, including presentation, participation, rules and regulations, academic integrity, and overall Washington University policies.
Required Disclosures: Depending on an applicant’s program of choice, there are required state authorization disclosures, State Bar Association acknowledgements, and acceptance of transferability restrictions for the @WashULaw programs.
Step 3: Return Signed Documents
Students should sign the Intent to Enroll (ITE) and send the ITE back to Washington University electronically.
Step 4: Pay the Enrollment Deposit
After returning the ITE form electronically, students will receive an email with instructions on how to make the enrollment deposit, which is $600 USD. At that point, enrollment will be considered complete, and students can register for courses (if the registration period is open). The deposit will be credited to the student’s first tuition bill.