WashULaw offers US-trained lawyers the opportunity to select a graduate program that best fits their particular academic and professional goals. Students can pursue an LLM in intellectual property and technology law, described below. Students can also pursue an LLM in taxation law, an LLM with a concentration in negotiation and dispute resolution, or a customized LLM.

US-Trained LLM in IP/Technology Law

The LLM for US-trained lawyers in intellectual property and technology law is a one-year graduate degree program that responds to the demand for knowledgeable and skilled intellectual property professionals who have already earned a basic law degree. The IP/TL curriculum allows students to study introductory and advanced intellectual property law and to scrutinize the politics affecting those areas of the law under the guidance of leading scholars in the field. Students participate in practical skills courses taught in small groups by teams of experienced intellectual property lawyers.

The IP/TL LLM student body is drawn from two distinct sources. First, we admit JD graduates from across the US who desire to focus their legal expertise through one year of intensive study of intellectual property law. Second, we admit experienced intellectual property attorneys from abroad who want to broaden their IP knowledge to include US and international intellectual property.

Application Requirements

Students must have graduated from an accredited US law school, possess an undergraduate law degree from a foreign institution of higher education, or have equivalent government experience or training in intellectual property law. Students holding an LLB from a non-US law school are required to take a two-semester course: Introduction to US Law and Legal Methods.

Interested candidates must submit:

  1. An application;
  2. One letter of recommendation; and
  3. Official academic transcripts (in English) from all undergraduate, graduate and professional schools attended, whether or not a degree was awarded, with class rank.

All materials must be submitted by May 15.

We strongly recommend that applicants apply as early as possible.

Need-based and credit-based loans are available to full-time students who meet the federal requirements. Merit-based scholarships are also available.

For more information, contact us by e-mail, phone, or fax:
E-Mail: gradlaw@wustl.edu
Phone: (314) 935-3346
Fax: (314) 935-7961