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From flexible curriculum to professional connections, a Washington University Law education will help you gain the tools to make your mark. From flexible curriculum to professional connections, a Washington University Law education will help you gain the tools to make your mark.
As of early 2015, 98 percent of 2014 graduates were employed or in a full-time graduate program. As of early 2015, 98 percent of 2014 graduates were employed or in a full-time graduate program.
Established in 1867, Washington University Law is the oldest private law school west of the Mississippi. Established in 1867, WashULaw is the oldest private law school west of the Mississippi.
Half of all first-year classes are kept to roughly 45 students, providing some of the smallest class sizes among the nation’s top law schools. Half of all first-year classes are kept to roughly 45 students, providing some of the smallest class sizes among the nation’s top law schools.
Every student is paired with a career strategist, a faculty member, an advisor, and an alumnus to create a lasting network of support. Every student is paired with a career strategist, a faculty member, an advisor, and an alumnus to create a lasting network of support.
The award-winning Washington University Law Trial Competition Team took first place in the National Institute of Trial Advocacy's Tournament of Champions and won the Missouri Attorney General's Cup. The award-winning Washington University Law Trial Competition Team took first place in the National Institute of Trial Advocacy's Tournament of Champions and won the Missouri Attorney General's Cup.
The Washington University Law Clinical Education Program offers students 9 in-house clinics and 9 externships, including programs in New York and DC. The Washington University Law Clinical Education Program offers students 9 in-house clinics and 9 externships, including programs in New York and DC.
Your Next Step
How will you leave your mark on the world? Your experience at Washington University Law will prepare you to make a difference. You’ll find our graduates working in prestigious firms, nonprofit organizations, branches of government, and more, all over the country. You’ll find them becoming leaders in their communities, effecting positive change. With the variety of scholarships and financial aid available, your degree is also more attainable than ever. At Washington University Law, you’ll join one of the most well-respected legal communities in the nation, with proven job placement, engaged faculty, and like-minded peers who will challenge you to be greater. Pair this standard for excellence with a warm and engaging community in a vibrant city, and Washington University Law is your next step.
Experience Washington University Law
For Washington University Law students, gaining valuable professional experience isn’t limited to the classroom, the library, or even our campus. It is vitally important to us that our students have the opportunity to attain work experience all over the world, from human rights law in Africa to intellectual property law in Italy. As a Washington University Law student, you’ll have access to a wide variety of clinical and externship programs, working alongside practicing attorneys here in St. Louis, or even on another continent. You will be connected to a global community that will help shape your path into the field of law, and experiential learning will be a critical part of that path.
Washington University Law Stories
Washington University Law is an excellent investment in your future. Hear from our community members about how they’ve created their own experiences with us.
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Resources for Your Career
The Center for Career Development will partner with you throughout your journey, fostering relationships with strategists and alumni who will serve as helpful resources. On-campus and off-campus interview programs, job search workshops, and networking opportunities will help you develop your skills, and our global catalog of alumni and contacts, called The Becker Project, guarantees interested students introductions to attorneys in a city of their choice.
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