Due to visa requirements, the LL.M. Programs have an earlier application deadline for all international applicants who need to a request a visa.
- International Students - May 1
- U.S. Citizen/Permanent Resident Students - July 1*
- International Students - October 1
- U.S. Citizen/Permanent Resident Students - November 1*
*Under certain circumstances, the program can extend the application deadline for U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the Program directly to see if you qualify for this exception. Due to visa processing times, any applicant requiring a visa must adhere to the posted deadlines.
How to Apply
There are several ways to apply to the LL.M. Programs. Applicants should choose one method for applying. Each program has a separate review process, so please apply directly to the program in which you are interested. While the online application options are strongly preferred due to ease of processing, students who have difficulty accessing the online options may submit a paper application.
1. Online Application through American University
2. Online using the LSAC application system and services
- LSAC Applications
- Please note that LSAC charges a $75 registration fee to use the online application system plus additional fees for processing international transcripts. These fees apply only to LSAC services – applicants will still need to submit the LL.M. Program application fee of $55.
3. Paper Application
All applicants must submit the following information in order to have a completed application. Please note that applications will not be reviewed until all materials are received. Admission decisions are made on the basis of all information provided in a completed application.
- Application Form (Online or Paper)
- Official Copies of Academic Records
- 2 Letters of Recommendation
- Personal Statement
- $55.00 application fee
- Official Proof of Competency in English (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE) for non-native English speakers
Please review the individual LL.M. Program admissions pages for program specific information and requirements.
Note: All materials submitted to Washington College of Law become the property of Washington College of Law and cannot be returned.