Photograph: Wings of Freedom statue at Washburn Law.

Spring Start Program

While the majority of law students begin their study in the Fall semester, students may start law school at Washburn University School of Law in January through the Spring Start Program.

Benefits of the Spring Start Program

Students starting in spring receive all the benefits of a fall start.

  • Scholarships: Candidates admitted for the Spring Start Program are eligible for academic scholarships.
  • First Week Program: This unique experience for entering students focuses on study skills and provides personalized acclimation into law school life.

Why Washburn Law?

Washburn Law, one of three law schools in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area, is located in the capital city of Kansas. Washburn Law provides the benefits of a private education – small-size, collegial atmosphere, low student to faculty ratio – at a fair price comparable to other public schools. 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.

Low Tuition

  • Current Kansas, Colorado, Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska residents can attend Washburn Law at resident tuition rates.
  • Other out-of-state students may obtain resident tuition in only six months.
  • One of the most affordable housing markets in the country.
  • Students receive more than $2.2 million in scholarships each year. Nearly half of the student body receives scholarship awards from Washburn Law. About 30% of entering students receive nearly full resident tuition scholarships; some receive more.

Washburn Law was established in 1903. In 1923 we were one of the original group of law schools to receive ABA accreditation.

Signature Programs

Practice Centered

Since 1970 Washburn Law's live-client clinical program has provided an on-campus law firm setting where students represent real clients under the close supervision of faculty. The Externship Program enhances legal education through off-campus placements, which provide hands-on experience working on assignments that impact the lives of the people involved.

If you are interested in law school, you owe it to yourself to visit
Washburn University School of Law.

Washburn University School of Law
Admissions Office
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621
(785) 670-1185

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