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Washington University School of Law is one of the top 20 U.S. law schools and conveniently located in the center of the United States in Saint Louis, Missouri. Along with the traditional JD degree, it offers LLM degrees for foreign-trained lawyers in US Law, Intellectual Property Law (IP), Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (NDR), and Tax. The Law School also offers a Master of Legal Studies (for non-lawyers) and a JSD degree (doctorate). Recent law-school graduates as well as seasoned practitioners from over 30 countries add to a culturally-diverse and intellectually-stimulating environment, where international students take 90% of their classes with American peers from the JD programs. Outside the classroom, LLM students can participate in several Moot Court competitions such as the Jessup Moot Court. They can also participate in the Judicial Learning Experience Program (JELP) where they are paired up with a local judge. For those students interested in scholarly writing opportunities, they can be part of the International Student Advisory Board of the Global Studies Law Review. As far as career development, students participate in the yearly West Coast Career Fair in February and can apply for a summer internship (eg., World Bank).
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LLM, MLS, and JSD (SJD) students)
Professor of Practice, Michael Koby is convinced that students will not find any other LLM program that offers the same breadth of opportunities outside the classroom as the one of Washington University's.
LL.M. Student Rose Yang is taking us through a typical day.
Get up, have breakfast, listen to NYtimes The Daily podcast.
Finish the reading and get ready for class.
Lunch with classmates / attend student organization meeting / Reading
Take a break / or meeting with prof. / attend CASLE tutoring session / do some readings
Class (some days no class, will spend about an hour at gym, and the rest time to catch up reading or do research.)
Dinner and prepare for study group meeting.
Study Group Meeting:
Meeting with friends in my Contracts class to share notes and talk about the class sessions this week.
Take a break and back to class prep for tomorrow.
Go home and sleep. Get ready for another day.
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WashULaw has alums in all states and 24 countries.
They are always happy and willing to assist fellow WashULaw alums because they consider themselves part of the WashU family.
European LLM graduates normally get hired by leading companies and law firms around the world. Feel free to reach out to our admissions counsellors for information on specific markets.
The academic calendar changes slightly every year. The Fall semester typically begins the third week of August for incoming students and ends the second week of December. The Spring semester begins mid-January and ends late April.
Graduation is held in mid-May.
Our one-year LLM classes start in mid-August and students should plan to be in St. Louis and ready to study at that time. If students take the Summer Legal English Program, classes begin the first week of July.
The law school offers a one-week Intersession program the second week of January. Experienced practitioners and visiting professors teach several intensive one-week courses.
There is no official summer school program, although many incoming LLM students will participate in the Summer Legal English Program.
The Summer Legal English Program is free of charge for admitted students.
Students can also start classes in January, although the August start date is preferable.
Tuition and required fees per academic year. Some scholarship assistance is available.
Our experience has shown that LLM students at WashU can live at a substantially lower cost than the required amount.
Living costs in Saint Louis are at least 10% lower than in other big US cities and about 50% less for Los Angeles, 30% for Chicago, 60% Boston, and 90% for New York (Brooklyn).
Admissions are on a rolling basis, meaning we consider applications as they are completed. Candidates are considered for admission up to 14 months prior to beginning study on campus. Therefore, we strongly recommend that applicants apply as early as possible.
There is no application fee, and interested students are encouraged to apply as early as possible to start the conversation with us.
Most of our students are recent graduates who have interned at major law firms in their countries.
Washington University is conveniently located in the center of the U.S. in St. Louis, known as the “Gateway to the West.“
Lambert International Airport offers daily flights to every major city in the US and to connecting flights throughout the world. The city has been influenced by its French history (named after King Louis IX of France) and its German immigrants (as seen in the Anheuser-Busch brewery).
Its rich cultural life and cuisine offer great weekend venues for students who want to take a rest from studying. Washington University is an integral part of the city, and offers a traditional campus feel with historic buildings and modern facilties such as the Gary M. Sumers Recreation Center.
Campus housing is provided for undergraduate students only, but LLM students normally find close and convenient housing around the campus with easy and safe access to the university.
Admitted students can be put in contact with current students as well as with our office to find out more about housing options. The map shows the areas that are predominantly inhabited by LLM students.
The School of Law supports almost 50 student groups representing a wide spectrum of opinions. These groups contribute immeasurably to the vitality of our community and provide many students with a place to advocate, serve, and otherwise engage in the larger academic, social, and legal worlds. The International Law Student Organization (ILS) is probaly the student organization of choice for most LLM students.
The Gary M. Sumers Recreation Center is an innovative and inclusive facility, outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment that provides an individualized experience. It is a place to recharge with furnished relaxation space, massage therapy, and a health promotion suite.
Forest Park, directly adjacent to Washington University, is the seventh largest urban park in the United States, a natural oasis in an urban environment. Located on 1,293 acres in the center of the St. Louis metropolitan area, Forest Park is 450 acres larger than New York City's Central Park.