Graduate and International ProgramsAdmitted and Current Student Information
Congratulations on your Admission to the LLM Program
We love graduation week – the happy faces of graduates, families, and friends fill our halls. All of these students have worked hard and challenged themselves over the last year and we are so proud of their accomplishments. Special thanks to Meire Erica Herreira (LLM ’18) for speaking on behalf of the graduate law students. We look forward to welcoming YOU, the Class of 2019, very soon. See more about graduation http://law.wustl.edu/WashULaw/news/commencement-2018/
New Opportunity for Certificates
We look forward to you joining us on campus at Washington University School of Law this summer. We want to share with you some exciting new opportunities for certificates in specialty areas. Starting in Fall 2018, students earning an LLM for Foreign Trained Lawyers will have the opportunity to earn a certificate in a specialty area in addition to the LLM degree. This is optional – and is not required as part of the LLM degree.
The following certificate specialties will be available:
- LLM with Certificate in Dispute Resolution
- LLM with Certificate in Business and Corporate Law
- LLM with Certificate in International Law
- LLM with Certificate in Intellectual Proplerty
More information will be available over the next two months and there is nothing that you need to do now to opt in to this program.
We know we love our campus, but we are thrilled so many others agree! Washington University was recently named the BEST College Campus in America! In addition to being #1 for our campus, Washington University earned an A+ in the Academics, Value and Campus categories and an A for Diversity by Niche. WashULaw buildings are right in the heart of campus which allows law students access to academic speakers, cultural events, and the beautiful facilities for food, study, and entertainment. We are looking forward to you exploring our campus yourself! https://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/news/2018/03/15/washington-university-named-best-college-campus-in.html
We want to share with you a recent article that appeared in Vogue magazine about St. Louis. (An Insiders Guide to St. Louis.) We hope that you will enjoy exploring the city and all of the different neighborhoods. This article focuses on restaurants and shopping, but St. Louis is also home to a world-class symphony orchestra, wonderful museums, sports teams, and beautiful parks. If you want to get closer to nature, just 1/2 hour from campus are some beautiful nature preserves and hiking trails. All full-time students are provided with a Metro pass which will provide transportation to many of the places in this article and others in the region. We look forward to you joining us in St. Louis soon! (Explore St. Louis)
Congratulations on your admission to the LLM program at Washington University School of Law. Over the next few months we will be sharing information about our law school, surrounding community, and information to help you navigate the visa and student registration process. We also want to give you a sense of what life is like here on campus and in St. Louis throughout the year. We are excited to have you join our community of scholars and are confident this will be a valuable experience for you.
BREAKING NEWS: Summer English Language Program:
You have the opportunity to participate in our extremely popular Summer Legal Language Program (SLEP) FREE of charge. As soon as you pay your deposit to reserve your seat in the LLM program ($1000 US) you will have the opportunity to enroll in this program FREE of charge (tuition for the program is typically $5200 US). We have a limited number of seats, so we recommend you act quickly if you are interested in the SLEP program. You will have the opportunity to refine your English speaking and writing skills. The program also provides a good overview of the US legal system to help ensure your success in your academic program.
In 2017, WashULaw celebrated our 150th anniversary with a year of celebrations, symposia, and reflections on our history. [http://law.wustl.edu/WashULaw/150/] The oldest law school in the western half of the United States, WashULaw is highly regarded in both the academic and professional communities. We are ranked 18 by US News for American law schools and our students come from all over the world – the entering class last fall joined us from 34 different countries. Classes recently started for the Spring semester and the buildings are busy. We are happy to have everyone back and hope you will be with us this fall!
Our Local Community:
WashULaw is located on the beautiful Danforth Campus of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Our campus is immediately adjacent to one of the largest public parks in the U.S. Forest Park offers many attractions including a world class zoo, museums, outdoor theater, ice skating, and golf. [https://www.tripsavvy.com/things-to-see-and-do-in-forest-park-3137496] Getting to downtown St. Louis or to the airport is also simple as we have 2 Metrolink (public transit) stops on campus. Passes are provided to all full-time students free of charge. We have just finished the winter holidays and there were many opportunities to enjoy typical American holiday decorations, light displays, visits from Santa, and holiday parties.
Your primary contact in our International Programs office for visa information will be Rachael Johnson. Rachael has years of experience with assisting students with this process and will keep you updated of relevant dates and process requirements.
Photo of the Week:
Students enjoyed participating in our day of service to commemorate Martin Luther King Day
If you aren’t familiar with St. Louis, this video will give you a little sneak peek of our city.
Washington University is voted number 2!
Huffington Post lists 26 reasons the “Gateway to the West” is a hidden American gem.