LL.M. for Foreign Lawyers, LL.M. | Washington University in St. Louis | Saint Louis, United States
24 months
57750 USD/year
57750 USD/year
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The Two-Year LL.M. for Foreign Lawyers at Washington University in St. Louis is designed for law students with outstanding academic and professional achievements who have not yet reached a sufficient level of English language proficiency to get the full benefits of studying at an American law school. 


Key Features

Students admitted to the Two-Year LL.M. for Foreign Lawyers at Washington University in St. Louis will start their program with a 6-week summer pre-LLM intensive Legal English program through the English Language Programs (ELP) on campus. For five hours a day, students will learn from texts specifically designed for learners of Legal English. At the completion of this 6-week program, students will join the incoming 1-year LLM students.

In the first year of theTwo-Year LLM, students will take Introduction to U.S. Law & Methods I, the first course in a two-course sequence specifically designed for foreign-trained lawyers. Two-Year LL.M students will take this course alongside 1-Year LLM students in an integrated class setting. Two-Year LLM students will also take two more substantive law classes, one in each semester. These courses will also occur in an integrated setting that will include 1-Year LLM students as well as US JD students.

Programme Structure

Students will take two Legal English classes specifically designed to complement the content courses:

  • Intensive Reading and Writing
  • Intensive Listening and Speaking

These Five-hour weekly classes will run over the entire course of the first year and prepare Two-Year LLM students both for the assignments of their content classes as well as for the linguistic and academic demands of an LLM program.

By the end of the second semester, students will have the skills necessary to immerse themselves into the last year of the LLM where they can take the regular course load of a one-year LLM Because they will already have received credit for law courses they took in the first year (7 credits), they will be required to take fewer courses (17 credits) in their second year.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • International students considering submission of an application to Washington University for graduate study should have a general familiarity with academic practices and university customs in the United States.
  • All international students are required to present evidence of their ability to support themselves financially during graduate study. 
  • International students whose native language is not English must submit score reports from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    57750 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 57750 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    57750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 57750 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Saint Louis

1015 - 1530 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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