Graphic: Washburn Law ranked number 2 in the United States for government law (preLaw magazine 2016).

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 13.Legal Writing Ranking

Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing Program ranked #13 by U.S. News & World Report.

Graphic: the number 2.Government Law Ranking

Washburn Law named #2 school in the nation for government jobs by preLaw magazine.

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 8. Clinic Practice Areas

Clinic students help real clients with:

Other skills-based learning includes:

Class of 2014-2015 students participated in 57 clinic opportunities and 69 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

Graphic: preLaw magazine 2015 Best Value Law School recognition.
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.
Graphic: Cover of National Jurist "Best Schools for Practical Training" issue.

National Jurist recognition for Best Schools for Practical Training in 2014 and 2015.

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.

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Class Starts

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Washburn Law Alumni
  • 2 U.S. Court of Appeals Judges
  • 20 Kansas Supreme Court Justices
  • Served in Congress in all but four terms since 1919
  • 9,115 alumni
  • Attorneys in 104 of 105 Kansas counties, in 50 states, and 13 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