Photograph: Eagle statue outside law school.


Washburn Law has a long history of graduating outstanding trial lawyers and judges. Through an innovative combination of scholarship, advocacy, skills training, and advocacy-related research, our Advocacy program trains students to be persuasive, ethical, and skilled advocates in the community.

Our curriculum targets several professional areas, including civil and commercial litigation, criminal law, appellate practice, trial advocacy, arbitration, and mediation. To sharpen their skills, students may immerse themselves in an array of advocacy-focused activities, including the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program and Center for Excellence in Advocacy opportunities.

Faculty Member
Photograph: Jeffrey Jackson.

Jeffrey Jackson
Professor of Law

Top 12 in Trial Advocacy
Graphic: Cropped table showing Washburn Law's top 12 listing in preLaw magazine for trial advocacy.

preLaw magazine lists Washburn Law, with an A rating, among the top 12 U.S. law schools for trial advocacy in its spring 2016 issue (page 60). Inclusion in the list recognizes Washburn Law's breadth and concentration of curricular offerings in trial advocacy, and availability of a clinic, externships, a center, and certificate program.

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