Washington University School of Law

Programme bei

Washington University School of Law


Fall term

Start: August
Duration: 4 months

Spring term

Start: January
Duration: 4 months

Practical relevance

Several of our LLM students work on our Global Studies Law Review every year, participate in moot court and client counselling competitions, and mock trial teams.



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.

Student profile

We are looking for motivated students who see the LLM as a stepping stone in acquiring the legal skills that are crucial for work in a global legal environment. Ideally, our applicants and future students should be avid networkers, who see their time at Washington University School of law as an ideal opportunity to connect with U.S. and international influencers, be it current students, local or national professionals or alumni.

Average starting salary

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.

Academic year

The academic year has a Fall and a Spring semster.

Semester break

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.


Language of instructions


Degree to be obtained


  • in US Law
  • in IP and Technology Law
  • with Specialization in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
  • in Taxation (for domestic students)
  • Certificates available in Areas of Concentration 

MLS Master

  • in Legal Studies (for non-lawyers)

JSD doctoral degree