Message from Dean Jackson

Hello, Washburn Law Alumni and Community,

Earlier this month, we celebrated commencement, welcoming 79 graduates to the ranks of alumni. This year’s celebrations were conducted in Washburn University’s beautiful White Concert Hall, followed by a champagne reception in Robert J. Dole Hall. It was a beautiful day and one I hope our new graduates will look back on fondly.

As we look ahead to a bright future at the law school, I am excited to continue to increase our alumni base by offering more accessible paths toward a law degree from Washburn. Recently, we announced a new partnership with Emporia State University. The 3+3 program allows students to obtain a law degree from Washburn, spending 3 years at ESU and 3 years at the law school. This is the fifth agreement of its kind, joining partnerships with our own Washburn University, Baker University, Fort Hays State University, and Pittsburg State University.  We’re excited to continue to expand these connections and make achieving a law degree attainable for more students.

We are grateful for each of you, our alumni, as you carry on the legacy of the law school as you practice law in each of your respective fields. As a reminder, being a Washburn University School of Law alumni entitles you to certain benefits, especially if you join the alumni association. Full information about benefits and membership to the Alumni Association can be found at

For our alumni in Kansas, we have a few upcoming summer events we hope that you’ll have the chance to attend. First up is the Western Kansas Tour. Our team will be traveling to seven communities throughout the western half of the state to visit and share the latest initiatives happening at the law school. If you’re in the area of one of these locations, I hope you’ll join us June 25-27. Learn where we’ll be traveling and RSVP at

Up next will be a reception at Öl Stuga in Lindsborg, Kansas in correlation with the Kansas Women Attorney’s Association annual meeting. Our graduates in the area should have received the email invitation in your inbox. For those that will be attending the KWAA conference, stop by to see our Law School folks at Öl Stuga on July 18 from 5-6 p.m. Questions about this event can be directed to

If you’re not in the area of one of these events, I hope we are able to connect soon. If you have any questions, I urge you to reach out to me. As I always say, this is your law school and I always enjoy hearing from members of this great community.



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