By the Numbers

Map: United States showing location of Kansas and Topeka.
Located in the capital city of Kansas, Washburn University School of Law is conveniently situated in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area.

Graphic: the number 3. Academic Programs

Graphic: the number 6. Centers for Excellence

Graphic: the number 9. Certificate Programs

Graphic: the number 5. Tuition Waiver States

Residents of the following states are eligible for in-state tuition:

  • Colorado
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas

Graphic: the number 7. Clinic Practice Areas

Clinic students help real clients with:

Other skills-based learning includes:

Class of 2013-2014 students participated in 76 clinic opportunities and 84 externships.

Graphic: the number 3. Dual Degrees

Graphic: 9.6 to 1.
Student-to-Faculty Ratio

Graphic: the number 25 and a plus sign.
Student Organizations

Students participate through various organizations in volunteer, cultural, and recreational opportunities.

  • Barrister's Ball donated $10,000 to Topeka Race Against Breast Cancer.
  • Children and Family Law Center students worked on a Habitat for Humanity build (Facebook photo album).
  • Equal Justice Works helped the homeless in Washington, D.C.
Recent Recognition
Logo: preLaw magazine employment turnarounds 2014.

Ranked #6 by preLaw and the National Jurist on 2014 list of Largest Employment Gains by School

Logo: U.S. News and World Report, Best Grad Schools - Law.

Up 25 spots in U.S. News and World Report rankings - Largest jump in Midwest.

Graphic: Cover of National Jurist "Best Schools for Practical Training" issue.

Received "A-" from National Jurist for Practical Training - Top 36 in nation and best in region.

Graphic: Cover of National Jurist "Best Schools for Public Service" issue.

Top 20 for government jobs in National Jurist.

Top 20 for jobs as prosecutors and public defenders in National Jurist.

Graphic: Cover of 2015 edition of Princeton Review.

Other recognition includes:

  • 19th on list of Great Law Libraries by National Jurist.
  • Named an Outstanding Law School in The Princeton Review.
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Class Starts

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Washburn Law Alumni
  • Represent 55% of attorneys in 103 out of 105 counties in Kansas
  • 1 U.S. Court of Appeals Judge - 10th Circuit
  • 4 out of 7 Kansas Supreme Court Justices
  • Located in 49 states and 14 foreign countries
International Opportunities

  • Summer Study Abroad Program in Barbados
    Opportunity to understand legal systems more fully through comparative study of the Caribbean system.
  • Maastricht Independent Study Abroad Program
    Enroll in one semester or one year of international law and comparative law courses.
  • Georgia - National Center for Commercial Law
    Students have collaborated with students from Free University, Tbilisi, Georgia, on various constitutional law cases and conducted commercial law research to help change legal education and commercial law in the country of Georgia
Advantages of Topeka

Topeka has been recognized as one of the top 10 "Best Affordable Places to Live" in 2015 by