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Why Topeka?

Photograph: Kansas State CapitolAttending law school in the Midwest -- specifically in Topeka -- has advantages for those focused on excelling in law school and thriving in an intellectual environment. Here, the law school community offers a supportive atmosphere conducive to scholarship and studying. At Washburn Law you're automatically part of the family, greeted with the distinct Kansas kindness not frequently found in contemporary times. You will discover a strong sense of ethics that will guide you along the path to the practice of law.

Washburn Law is located just west of Kansas City, in the capital of Kansas. Our proximity to the State Capitol, Kansas Supreme Court, Federal Courthouse and numerous state agencies provides an ideal setting that offers unique and varied opportunities to learn about lawmaking, judicial decision-making, administrative law and the regulatory process. You will have a genuine advantage attending law school in the hub of state government and the home of local, state, and federal courts. Many of these organizations provide Washburn Law students with internships and externships that offer opportunities to gain practical skills before graduation. Topeka is also home to large corporations that serve regional, national and global customers and clients, and provide Washburn Law students with internships and externships.

Topeka's overall cost of living index is more than 10 percent below the national urban area average, particularly in the housing market. NBC's Today Show recently recognized our community as being a top 10 city in which to buy a home. Our quality schools, access to diverse cultural experiences, welcoming people and low housing costs enhance the overall quality of living.

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Why I love Topeka
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"Topeka has all the amenities you need in a city, while still feeling like a close-knit community you can really call home.

 If you don’t feel like cooking dinner, you can grab a bite to eat at a local Thai restaurant, check out a local brewery, or grab authentic tacos at a taco truck or taqueria. On the weekends, check out the Farmers Market, events happening in the NOTO Arts & Entertainment District, or at Evergy Plaza downtown. If you want to get outside and explore, take a walk at Governor’s Mansion. Truly, there is something here for everyone, and the sense of community here is unmatched."

— Kate Davis, '20