How to Apply

Three programs, unlimited possibilities...

The J.D. Program is a three-year course of study.  Learn how to apply as a first-year regular decision applicant, a first-year binding early decision applicant, a transfer student, or a visiting law student.

The Combination Degree Program allows students to earn an additional degree in cooperation with the Graduate School of Business Administration (M.B.A.), or the American Studies Program (M.A.).  Learn how to apply.

The LL.M. Program is a one-year course of study for individuals with law degrees earned outside of the United States seeking an overview of the American legal system.  Learn how to apply.

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Information about campus safety and security may help you in your decision to apply. The most recent Campus Security and Fire Safety Report for William & Mary, including the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, is available on William & Mary’s website for review. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics. Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off-campus building or property owned or controlled by the university or on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus. This report is available online at: or you may request a paper copy in person or to be mailed to you at no expense from the Office of Compliance & Equity, James Blair Hall, Suite 101, Williamsburg, Virginia, 23185, (757) 221-3146.

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