ABA Required Disclosures

The American Bar Association (ABA) requires that all member law schools make available specific reports and information on the law school. Much of the information accessible on this page is available on other portions of our site and members of our admissions team are happy to answer any questions that you may have. We hope that you will find these statistics useful, but are also eager to share with you stories about the people that make up our community. At WashULaw, each story is unique, and your specific goals are important to us.

ABA Standard 509 Information Reports

Every member law school submits an annual report to the ABA. The 509 Information Report is intended to provide prospective students with a useful summary of information that they may find relevant or interesting.

Employment Summary

ABA member law schools also submit employment information to the ABA on an annual basis. The Employment Summary reports for the past four years are available here:

We realize that these employment summaries include a lot of detailed information and may appear confusing. We encourage you to look at our Career Opportunities page for specific student experiences or contact your admissions counselor if you have questions.

Scholarship Retention Data

At WashULaw, all of our JD scholarships are guaranteed for three years. This is unusual and many schools make scholarship awards conditional on maintaining a certain GPA or class rank. The ABA requires every member law school to post scholarship retention data.

# # Entering with Conditional Scholarship # Whose Conditional Scholarships Have Been Reduced or Eliminated
2017 0* 0*
2016 0* 0*
2015 0* 0*

* All scholarships are guaranteed for 3 years.

Qualifications for Admission to the Bar

In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

Other Information

ABA Standard 310

ABA Standard 310 requires “not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and two hours of out-of-class student work per week or the equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time” for each credit hour awarded. Each course at the school is designed to meet this requirement. All course proposals and syllabi must include a statement demonstrating that the number of units of credit to be awarded is consistent with the requirements of ABA Standard 310. Washington University School of Law will monitor compliance with this requirement through a review of course descriptions and syllabi by the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs.

Learning Outcomes

Washington University's Learning Outcomes are described herein.

ABA Accreditation

The American Bar Association (ABA) accredited Washington University School of Law in 1923, and the School has continuously maintained its accreditation with the ABA. The Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar of the American Bar Association oversees law school accreditation, and contact information for the Council appears below.

The Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar
American Bar Association
321 N. Clark Street, M.S. 21.2
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 988-6738

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