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From flexible curriculum to professional connections, a Washington University School of Law education will help you gain the tools to make your mark. From flexible curriculum to professional connections, a Washington University School of Law education will help you gain the tools to make your mark.
As of early 2017, 95% of 2016 graduates were employed or in a full-time graduate program. As of early 2017, 95% of 2016 graduates were employed or in a full-time graduate program.
Established in 1867, Washington University School of Law is the oldest private law school west of the Mississippi. Established in 1867, Washington University School of Law 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 has the support of career strategists, professional development advisors, peer advisors, faculty members, staff, and alumni to create a lasting network. Every student has the support of career strategists, professional development advisors, peer advisors, faculty members, staff, and alumni to create a lasting network.
Washington University School of Law’s award-winning Clinical Education Program is consistently ranked among the nation’s premier programs with 19 distinct law clinics and externships. Washington University School of Law’s award-winning Clinical Education Program is consistently ranked among the nation’s premier programs with 19 distinct law clinics and externships.
Program experience, excellence, and guaranteed opportunities for all law students are the hallmarks of the Trial and Advocacy Program at Washington University School of Law. The consistent success of the Trial Team and numerous Appellate Moot Court Teams Program experience, excellence, and guaranteed opportunities for all law students are the hallmarks of the Trial and Advocacy Program at Washington University School of Law. The consistent success of the Trial Team and numerous Appellate Moot Court Teams
Your Next Step
How will you leave your mark on the world? Your experience at Washington University School of 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 WashULaw, 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 WashULaw is your next step.
Experience WashULaw
For Washington University School of 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 WashULaw 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.
WashULaw Stories
Washington University School of 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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