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George Washington University Law School

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George Washington University Law School


Application deadline

Applications for the fall and spring semesters are accepted on a rolling basis.

For priority review, especially for scholarship consideration, applications for fall admission should be received by March 15, but will continue to be accepted on a space-available basis until June 1.

For spring admission, the priority deadline is November 1.


Admission Requirement

All LL.M. applicants must submit the following to be considered for admission:

First degree in law required such as in LLB or "Staatsexamen"

A completed application form accompanied by the application fee of US $80

Official transcripts from all law, graduate, and undergraduate schools attended

Two original letters of recommendation, accompanied by the enclosed recommendation form

A brief essay describing the applicant’s professional goals and areas of interest for the study of law (question 36 on application)

If applicable, an official report of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score

Students whose initial law degree was earned from a non-U.S. law school where English is not the language of instruction are required to take the TOEFL or IELTStest and receive a score in the 100-point range on the Internet-based TOEFL test or in the 600-point range on the paper-based TOEFL test.
Those taking the IELTS test must receive a score of 7.0 or higher. Test scores are reported to the Law School six to eight weeks after the test is taken; therefore, applicants are advised to check with TOEFL or IELTS for information well before the semester for which they are applying.

For the TOEFL, the Institutional Code for GW Law School is 5246 and the Department Code is 03. For the IELTS test, list the George Washington University Law School to receive a score report. If English was the medium of instruction for an applicant’s university education, please include documentation from the university registrar.

A résumé or CV is required


Winter and Summer Semester

Winter term start & duration:
Fall semester begins at the end of August and lasts until mid-December;
Spring semester begins in early January and lasts until mid-May, with a one-week spring break in March

Summer term start & duration:
During the summer, we offer two study abroad opportunities.

The GW-Oxford Summer Program in International Human Rights Law is held in New College, Oxford each June.

The Munich Intellectual Property Summer Program is held for two weeks in July in Munich, Germany.


How to apply

Application information, including contact information to request application materials and links to the online application form, can be found here.