Prospective Student Drop-in Hours
Visit us virtually to ask any questions. No appointment needed. We look forward to speaking with you!
Mondays - 9 am -11 am
Wednesdays - 3 pm to 5 pm
Fridays - 9 am -11 am
All times are for Washington, DC, EST.
Applications for the Fall and Spring semesters are accepted on a rolling basis.
Due to the current global health crisis, we have extended the priority deadline application to May 1, 2020. We will continue to accept applicants on a space-available basis until June 1. For Spring admission, the priority deadline is November 1.
Our office will remain open on a remote basis and we will continue operations electronically. Please do not hesitate to reach out therefore via email if you have questions about the application process or our LLM programs. We can be reached at: [email protected] or [email protected].
Applicants with a JD from a U.S. or Puerto Rico law school must hold a BA or equivalent degree from a regionally accredited college or university and a JD or equivalent degree from a law school that is a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) or is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA).
Applicants with a law degree from a law school outside of the United States must have earned the degree from a recognized institution. Non-U.S. law school graduates may also need to meet the minimum language test requirement (see below).
All candidates for admission must have demonstrated excellence in academic standing and professional achievements or positions indicating their capacity for performing master’s-level work.
Students in the Government Procurement LLM have the option to complete the degree entirely online. This option is only available for the Government Procurement LLM. The application process is the same, as outlined below. To choose online study, select the “online” option when applying.
There are two ways to apply:
1. Entirely through lsac.org
When applying via LSAC, it is not necessary to send any documents directly to GW Law. Your entire application to GW Law will be submitted through LSAC and your documents and TOEFL or IELTS score will go directly to LSAC.
2. By sending your application through the mail to:
George Washington University Law School
2000 H St, NW
Washington, DC 20052
Whether applying through lsac.org, or through a postal service, the following items are required:
*Students whose initial law degree was earned from a non-U.S. law school where English is not the language of instruction are required to take the TOEFL or IELTS test and receive a score in the 100-point range on the Internet-based TOEFL test or in the 600-point range on the paper-based TOEFL test. Those taking the IELTS test must receive a score of 7.0 or higher. Test scores are reported to the Law School six to eight weeks after the test is taken; therefore, applicants are advised to check with TOEFL or IELTS for information well before the semester for which they are applying. For the TOEFL, the Institutional Code for GW Law School is 5246 and the Department Code is 03. For the IELTS test, list the George Washington University Law School to receive a score report. If English was the medium of instruction for an applicant’s university education, please include documentation from the university registrar.
All applicants are considered for a scholarship. There is no separate scholarship application.
The following scholarships are available for LLM applicants: