IP Law LL.M. Admissions

The central criterion for admission will be the applicant's potential for successful completion of, and contribution to, the program. Important factors to be considered are:

  • overall academic record, particularly in law school
  • professional experience
  • demonstrated interest in intellectual property or technology law.

Eligibility

Degree Requirement

Domestic applicants must hold a J.D. or an equivalent degree from a law school that is a member of the Association of American Law Schools and one approved by the American Bar Association. International applicants must have a first degree in law (LL.B., B.Law) or credentials to demonstrate equivalent qualification through work experience and their professions.

Language Ability

Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency. The ways in which proficiency can be demonstrated are outlined in UW Graduate School English Language Proficiency Requirements .

Application Instructions

  • Apply online to the University of Washington Graduate School.
  • In addition, applicants are required to submit the following materials either online or mailed directly to the Intellectual Property Law and Policy LL.M. Program:
    1. Copy of Graduate School application. [This is only required if mailing materials directly.]
    2. A statement of purpose indicating why you wish to pursue graduate study in intellectual property or technology business law. [This can be uploaded to the online application.]
    3. One or more letter(s) of recommendation specifically commenting on the applicant's ability to do graduate work in intellectual property or technology law. [These can be sent electronically after the applicant designates the recommenders in the online application.]
    4. Resume.[This can be uploaded to the online application.]
    5. Copy of official TOEFL or IELTS score (international students). [This can be uploaded to the online application.]

Transcripts, letters of recommendation, and TOEFL scores can be submitted through the LSAC LL.M. Credential Assembly Service. If sending materials directly to the program please use the following address:

[Mailing address]
Intellectual Property Law and Policy LL.M. Program Admissions
University of Washington School of Law
William H. Gates Hall, Box 353020
Seattle, WA 98195-3020

[Express/Courier address]
Intellectual Property Law and Policy LL.M. Program Admissions
University of Washington School of Law
4293 Memorial Way
Seattle, WA 98195-3020

IP Law LL.M. Application Deadlines

International Applicants

Due to the time required for processing international applications, applicants must complete the online application and submit the required application materials to the program February 1.

Domestic Applicants

All applications materials must be sent to the program department no later than June 1. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis so it is suggested that application materials be sent earlier than June 1.

Notice/Acceptance

After you have been admitted to the program, you will receive an email and a letter of acceptance from the LTA Director for Academics. When you receive this notification, international applicants must then submit additional application materials to the Graduate School. This list of required materials can be found here. Domestic applicants who are admitted and accept our offer of admissions will be notified by the Graduate School on which undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts the applicant must submit. The Graduate School’s mailing address is:

Standard postal service
University of Washington
Graduate Enrollment Management Services
Box 352191
Seattle, WA 98195-2191

 Express or courier service (FedEx, DHL, UPS, etc.)
University of Washington
Graduate Enrollment Management Services
301 Loew Hall
3920 Stevens Way
Seattle, WA 98195-2191

Last updated 12/5/2013