Peter K. Cramer

Assistant Dean, Graduate Programs


LL.M., 2006, Indiana University, Bloomington 
PH.D., 1997, Indiana University, Bloomington 
M.A., 1992, Indiana University, Bloomington
B.A., 1989, Ludwig Maximilian’s University in Munich

Curriculum Vitae


Phone / Email

Phone:  (314) 935-7244
Email: pcramer@wustl.edu


Seigle Hall, Room 114


Peter Cramer is responsible for coordinating recruitment, admissions, and placement of the law school’s graduate programs and for the day-to-day operations of those programs. In this role, he administers the law school’s Master of Laws (LL.M.) programs in Intellectual Property & Technology Law, U.S. Law for Foreign Lawyers, and the LL.M program with a specialization in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution. He is also responsible for administering the law school’s J.S.D. program. Cramer, who studied law in Germany and the United States, is also a linguist and language teacher. He recently developed the first online Legal English class at a leading U.S. law school, in conjunction with @WashULaw, the online LL.M. degree in U.S. Law offered by Washington University School of Law to foreign attorneys.  He also published a new legal writing textbook, A Guide to Drafting International Contracts in Legal English, (Aspen Publishers, 2013). Co-authored with Cynthia M. Adams of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis School of Law, a textbook designed for international law students and practitioners. Prior to joining the law school, Cramer served as an adjunct professor and associate director of Georgetown University Law School’s Center for Global Legal English. Cramer is also adjunct faculty at Webster University in St. Louis for Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) and adjunct professor for Anglo-American Business Law at the Danube University of Krems, Austria. He has previously taught in programs at Harvard University, Indiana University, Aoyama Gakuin in Tokyo and at Cairo University.