Each application must be accompanied by a $100 nonrefundable registration fee. Non-WCL students must include a letter of good standing by their Dean or Registrar for the application to be considered. Participation in the program is limited to forty students and is administered on a first come, first served basis. The registration fee will be returned only if the application is rejected, the program is cancelled, or the student is disqualified.

After receiving notice of acceptance, an applicant must submit an additional $500 deposit within three weeks of notice of acceptance. Failure to submit the $500 deposit may result in forfeiture of place in the program. Checks should be made payable to the Washington College of Law. All payments are non-refundable, except in the event the Program is unable to accommodate an accepted applicant. Persons with disabilities should contact Program staff prior to submitting their application fee to learn of any potential challenges while in The Hague. The Program reserves the right to cancel at any time because of insufficient enrollment or for other good cause. For a full explanation of the costs of participating in the program, please visit our expenses page.


  • Full-time and part-time J.D. candidates who have completed their first year of study by May 2015
  • Candidates for graduate law degrees (LL.M., S.J.D.)
  • JD graduates
  • Graduate students in other disciplines may be eligible. The Program Director will determine their eligibility on a case-by-case basis.

Student applicants must be enrolled in good standing at an accredited university or law school, as demonstrated by a letter of good standing to be submitted with the application (A letter of good standing is not necessary for WCL students).

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