Washburn University School of Law

Washburn University School of Law

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Many law schools boast of their practical training additions, but Washburn University School of Law has a long commitment of providing it, school leaders say. Topeka, its location, is the state capital and full of legal opportunities for students.

“Practical training is nothing new to Washburn Law,” said Dean Thomas J. Romig. “Preparing students to practice law upon graduation is something we have been doing for 100-plus years. Our Law Clinic has eight clinical practice areas and students enrolled in the clinic have been serving clients for more than 40 years. Our newest clinic recently starting serving United States veterans.”

PreLaw magazines ranked it the highest in the region for practical training, giving it an A-minus.

School professors get to know students personally and make themselves readily accessible by encouraging students to stop by and ask questions, school officials say. Its faculty-to-student ration is the lowest in the region, at 9.64 to 1.

“At Washburn Law, we believe a high-quality legal education is possible only when our law students are at the center of all law school endeavors and decisions. The great success of our graduates is a testament to the tremendous quality and practicality of the education they receive while students here at Washburn Law,” Romig said.

The school’s in-state tuition price of $19,204 per year has been expanded to include residents of Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas. Students from other states can apply for resident tuition after living in Kansas for six months.

The school also prides itself on its scholarship offerings. Each year, it distributes on average $2.2 million in scholarships to more than half the entering students. Overall, more than 40 percent of Washburn University students receive scholarships.

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75th Percentile1553.71
25th Percentile1492.88
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time
Living Expenses
Median grant$14278
Percent receiving grants66.00%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 74.00%
NJ Employment
Bar Passage85.05%
Academic Profile
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Alternative Dispute Resolution
Business, Corporate, Banking
Criminal Law and Procedure
Employment and Labor Law
Environmental/Natural Resource Law
Estate Planning
Family Law/Child & Family
Governmental Affairs and Regulations
Intellectual Property Law
International Law
Public Interest/Social Justice
Tax Law
Trial Advocacy