Vision and Mission Statements

Vision Statement

Washburn University School of Law prepares outstanding lawyers who will serve their local, national, and global communities with excellence, integrity, and professionalism.

Mission Statement

The mission of Washburn University School of Law is to educate future leaders in the legal profession. In a collegial environment, with personal attention, we prepare students of diverse backgrounds to excel. Through our innovative teaching, specialized certificate programs, and Law Clinic, our students acquire the knowledge, skills, and values to serve their clients and enrich their local, national, and global communities. Our Centers for Excellence tap into a vibrant alumni network to provide students with resources and practical skills for success. Our scholarship influences academic discourse on wide-ranging legal issues, all while invigorating the classroom and inspiring our students to engage in lifelong intellectual inquiry. Grounded in a tradition of service to the legal community, Washburn’s practice-ready graduates launch careers marked by excellence, integrity, and professionalism.

(both statements approved by the faculty, January 24, 2014)

See also: Strategic Planning.