Washington University School of Law

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Washington University School of Law

Student facts

Most of our students are recent graduates who have interned at major law firms in their countries.

International students

  • Asia
  • Western Europe
  • Latin America

Study location

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.

Club & Society

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.

ILS offers

  • Career panels with attorneys & professors focusing on both public & private international law 
  • Panel presentations by students about topics such international internship opportunities 
  • Speakers events on various topics of international law 
  • Language groups for students to practice their foreign language skills
  • LLM Mentoring program to help international students adjust to life at WashU

Leisure activities

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.

Support for parents/disabled

Students with disabilities are fully integrated and receive ample support through Cornerstone, our university-wide disabilty accommodation services.

Parents have the option to enroll their children in our university-run preschool and kindergarten, a facility located on campus.


We have several thousand law alumni world-wide. Graduates will be put into contact with alumni from their home country or desired practice jurisdiction upon request.

Ratio female/male students

Fluctuating yearly

Average age

25-30 years