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Interested law students must have completed at least one year of full-time or part-time law study and be in good standing at an ABA approved or state accredited law school.

Applications to the Madrid Program are generally accepted from January to May of the same program year. The suggested deadline for submitting applications is April 15th. Applications to the Madrid Program are accepted on a rolling basis and are processed in the order in which they are received. Applications received after April 15th will be processed on a space-available basis. To increase your chance of gaining enrollment, please apply early. Incomplete applications will not be processed until all materials are submitted.  Students who are admitted to the program will be alerted via email and shipped a Registration Packet with further instructions to the mailing address listed on their application.

 William & Mary does not discriminate unlawfully in any of its programs, procedures, or practices against any person on the basis of age, color, disability, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or veteran or marital status.

When applying, students must send a check or money order with their application in the amount of $425.00. The $425.00 includes the non-refundable $125 registration fee and a $300 Room & Board deposit, which is refundable through April 30th

Applications may be submitted by mail or email. Applications will not be processed until a check for the registration fee and deposit has been received by the International Programs Office.

US Participants

Requirements for Prospective Participants from the United States:

  1. Must have completed at least one year of full-time or part-time study and be in good standing at an ABA-approved law school or a law school described in Standard 506(a)(1) prior to enrolling in order to participate in foreign study.
  2. Must furnish a letter or other documentation from their dean or registrar certifying their current good standing.
  3. Must submit a completed Application.
  4. Must submit a signed Photo Release Form.
  5. Must submit a passport-style photo, preferably digital.
  6. Must submit a check or money order for the program registration fee and room & board deposit.

Exception: Current W&M law students need only to submit a completed application.

In addition, all Prospective Participants from law schools other than William & Mary (Visiting Students) should note the following:

  • It is the responsibility of the student to consult with their home law school to confirm whether credit earned through the Madrid Program will be accepted and what limitations for accepting credit exist.
  • It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they are in compliance with all rules and regulations set forth by their home law school concerning their participation in the Madrid Program. Check with the Dean of Students, Registrar and/or Associate Dean of your law school about school-specific requirements.
  • The maximum credits applicable toward the J.D. degree for all study as a visiting student shall not exceed one-third of the credits required for the J.D. degree at the law school in which the student is enrolled. Credits from the Madrid Program count against this maximum.

Foreign Participants

Requirements for Prospective Participants from countries other than the United States:

  1. Must have completed at least two years of full-time or part-time study and be in good standing at an accredited law school prior to enrolling in order to participate in foreign study.
  2. Must furnish a letter or other documentation from their dean or registrar certifying their current good standing.
  3. Must submit a completed Application.
  4. Must submit a signed Photo Release Form.
  5. Must submit a passport-style photo, preferably digital.
  6. Must supply the program with a TOEFL score of 100 IBT or better (only for applicants whose first language is not English).
  7. Must submit a check or money order for the program registration fee and room & board deposit.