FAQs

How do I apply?
You may apply on-line through LSAC.org or you may use our Easy Application for admission to the Juris Doctor Program.

Undergraduate transcripts must be processed by the LSAC's Credential Assembly Service (CAS). All other required materials should be processed by the LSAC, sent to the Admissions Office as email attachments, or mailed to the Admissions Office directly.

Correspondence may be emailed or mailed directly to the Admissions Office:

Washington University School of Law 
Admissions Office
Campus Box 1120, One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
 

applylaw@wustl.edu 

Where is Washington University located?
Washington University is located in St. Louis, Missouri. The Danforth Campus is just 15 minutes west of downtown St. Louis. Directions to the Law School can be found here.

Does Washington University School of Law offer a part-time or evening program?
We only offer a full-time, day program beginning in August for J.D. candidates.

What should I do if I need to get in touch with the Admissions office?
You may call our office at (314) 935-4525, or e-mail us at admiss@wulaw.wustl.edu

What is the cost to attend Washington University School of Law?
Tuition for the 2014-15 academic year is $49,752 divided into fall and spring payments. Tuition for the fall semester will be due by August 20, 2014.

Other costs include:

  • Student Bar Association Fee $90*
  • Orientation Fee $65*
  • Mandatory Health & Wellness Fee $300*
  • University Health Insurance: fall semester $603, spring semester $739
  • Parking Pass (optional, Yellow) $519
  • Books/Supplies $2,000
  • Room/Board $14,400
  • Personal/Misc. $5,000

*represent 2014-15 fees

Are Scholarships available for qualified students?
Scholarships are merit based and range from $1,000 to full tuition.

What joint degree programs does Washington University School of Law offer?
There are many joint degree options available to J.D. students.  Some are structured programs, but students may also individually design other joint degree opportunities.  

Applicants interested in joint degree programs must apply to each program separately. Normally students earn both a masters degree and a J.D. in four years.  

When is the LSAT offered?
The Law School Admission Test exam is offered four times a year. Usually, tests are given in June, October, December, and February. Applications cannot be reviewed until we receive the official LSAC Law School Report and all other required application materials. To find out more about the LSAT and about Law Services, please visit the Law School Admission Council website.  

When are applications for admission due?
Washington University Law begins accepting applications in September for the next fall's entering class. Applicants are generally advised to apply as early in the admission cycle as possible.

What is the application fee?
The LSAC application fee is $70 during the 2013-2014 cycle. The application fee is waived when you apply online using our Easy Application.

Can I apply for the spring semester?
No. J.D. students must begin in the fall semester only.

What are the median LSAT and GPA for students at Washington University School of Law?
*Statistics for the entering class of 2013:

  • 166 on the LSAT exam  
  • Undergraduate GPA: 3.69
  • Class of 2016 Profile [view]

*NOTE: This information has been certified as accurate by the Law School Admission Council.