Top-Ranked Academic Programs
Washington University School of Law has earned its rank as a Top 20 law school with exceptional faculty, students, and a strong reputation in the legal community. Your professional goals are unique and personal, we will help you reach them. At WashULaw, you can build on our core courses to customize your education. Develop a specialty in mediation or intellectual property, or explore labor and employment issues. For foreign-trained lawyers, choose between a broad-based education in U.S. Law or join American lawyers in one of our specialty programs.
World-Class Faculty and Exceptional Students
An LLM or MJS is an important step in your career and you want to learn from the best and to study in a challenging environment. Our faculty members are leading scholars as well as great teachers. With a faculty / student ratio of 9.1 : 1 our faculty members have the opportunity to work closely with students. WashULaw also welcomes scholars from all over the world to share research and knowledge on a far reaching range of topics. [LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR FACULTY AND VISITORS TO CAMPUS ]
At WashULaw, we foster a collaborative student community made up of diverse and outstanding students. Each year our entering JD class joins us from 35 to 40 states, several foreign countries and over 100 undergraduate institutions making our classes rich with diversity in experience and viewpoint.
2012 Participants of the JOP with Assistant Dean Cramer, Dean Syverud, and Judge Dierker
Practical application of classroom learning is a cornerstone of legal education at WashULaw. All students have access to a broad range of skills courses, competitions, and experiential learning opportunities.
Our foreign-trained lawyers have access to several programs designed for your needs and interests. You may participate in an attorney mentorship program and interact with federal and state court judges in our judicial observation program. We also offer moot court competitions designed specifically for LLM students.
Foreign Lawyers – Transfer to the JD Program
WashULaw LLM graduates may apply to transfer to the JD program without submitting an LSAT score. Successful applicants enter the JD program as second-year law students, and most of their LLM course credits transfer to the JD program, enabling you to graduate in as few as two additional years.
2013 participants of the International Student Trial Advocacy Competition