About Us

Washburn University School of Law provides the benefits of a private education -- small-size, collegial atmosphere, low student to faculty ratio -- at a public school cost. The collegial atmosphere allows students to fully immerse themselves in the culture of law school. Being in the state capital allows our students to not only study law, but live where the laws are created.

At Washburn Law, our approximately 400 students are involved in a rigorous academic program that leads to a juris doctor degree. Students may also earn certificates of concentration in eight practice areas.

Our program, which is offered on Washburn University's 160-acre campus in the heart of Topeka, is enriched by a long-standing interactive relationship between the campus and Kansas' capital city community.

In addition to a wide range of academic options, students can participate in more than 30 student organizations. Students, faculty and staff also can enjoy numerous volunteer, cultural and recreational opportunities throughout campus and the Topeka community.

Since its founding in 1865, Washburn has been providing students of all walks of life a place to realize their dreams. Today, our legacy of affordable, quality education for all continues with Missouri resident students paying Kansas resident tuition. Find out what Washburn can do for you and make a choice you feel good about: Become a Washburn Lawyer.

Photograph: Asel Mukeyeva

"My experience at Washburn Law has been very rewarding, not only because of the quality education coupled with opportunities for professional development, but also because of the wonderful camaraderie and friendships I have developed here. I have received personalized attention from the faculty and staff every step of the way."

-- Asel Mukeyeva