Asian & Comparative Law and Global Business Law LL.M. Admitted International Students

Summer Institute in Transnational Law and Practice

All incoming international LL.M. students are encouraged to participate in the Summer Institute in Transnational Law and Practice at the University of Washington School of Law in preparation for the LL.M. program.  Our experience is that students who complete the Summer Institute before commencing their LL.M. have an easier transition to graduate study and perform better in their LL.M.

The Summer Institute is a two-week intensive program at the Law School specifically designed to introduce international law students and attorneys to the structure, culture and thinking of the American Legal System. The program focuses on three areas—Introduction to the American Legal System and Practice, Legal Skills and Methodology, and Legal English. Sample topics include the United States Constitution, government branches and sources of law, criminal and civil court systems and procedures, how to read and brief cases, and persuasive legal writing and argumentation. All classes are taught by law faculty and practitioners who are experienced in cross-cultural communication.

The Summer Institute is a separate academic program from the LL.M. and has its own fees and registration procedure.  Details about the Summer Institute, schedule, accommodation, registration and visa procedures are available at the Summer Institute in Transnational Law and Practice

Advanced Academic Preparation Skills (AAPS)

AAPS is an intensive four-week program offered through UW International and English Language Programs. The program helps international students prepare for the challenges of graduate school in the United States with a curriculum that focuses on developing advanced academic English language skills, scholastic cultural knowledge, enhanced presentation skills, and support networks that every graduate student must have to achieve academic success.

Last updated 2/5/2014