Keio University Law School expects to enter into a formal double degree arrangement with the University of Washington School of Law. Under this arrangement, students will be able to apply credits from each school toward LL.M. degrees at both schools. A student will pay Keio tuition during the time resident at Keio, and U. Washington tuition during the time resident at U. Washington. A typical Keio student might enroll at Keio from Spring term, then study at U. Washington from September through March (fall and winter quarters), but would need to enroll at Keio Spring term after returning from U. Washington. For a student entering Keio in April, 2017 and spending fall and winter quarters at U. Washington, the Keio LL.M. would be awarded (earliest) in September, 2017. If interested in a double degree LL.M., please inform us promptly after release of admission results. In case of a large number of interested students, we may need to engage in a selection process.
UW currently offers LL.M. degrees in the following categories:
Asian & Comparative Law
Sustainable International Development
Other double degree programs may be added either before or after launch of KLS's LL.M. program.
The KLS LL.M. degree does not qualify a student to sit for the bar exam in Japan or overseas. The double degree program at University of Washington may allow some students to qualify to sit for a U.S. state bar examination, but the details will vary by individual and some students may not meet requirements depending upon education content, timing of degree, and practical experience. Please confirm with the applicable state bar examiner. Also, please be aware that each state's bar exam eligibility requirements may change in the future.