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Employer Services

Washburn Law encourages employers to use the services of the Professional Development Office to recruit Washburn Law students in several ways, through year-round job postings, participation in the Fall or Spring Recruitment Program, and through formal and informal presentations to students.

Posting Positions at Washburn Law

Employers are encouraged to post vacant positions for students and alumni on our web site by logging on to Symplicity or by contacting the office via:

Positions will be posted on Symplicity. Employers will receive application materials directly from interested candidates.

Student Presentations

The PDO often invites employers to assist with presentations to students regarding career options and job search skills. If you or your organization is interested in assisting with a particular presentation, please contact the PDO at career [at]

Government attorneys are encouraged to participate in our annual Government Legal Careers Forum held every spring. Contact the PDO for more information.

Non-Discrimination Policy

In accordance with Section 6-3(b) of the Bylaws of the Association of American Law Schools and Standard 205(d) of the American Bar Association, Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Washburn University School of Law requires employers participating in our recruiting programs to provide their applicants with equal opportunity to obtain employment, without discrimination or segregation on the ground of race, color, religion, national origin, gender (including identity and expression), age, or disability, or sexual orientation. By participating in our recruiting programs, you are confirming your compliance with our non-discrimination policy.

Law Student Employment Policy

Although part-time employment in law-related fields can substantially assist law students both financially and professionally, such employment can also impose time pressures that detract significantly from law studies. Students enrolled in 10 or more hours may not engage in outside employment in excess of 20 hours per week. If a student chooses to be employed more than 20 hours per week, the student must enroll in fewer than 10 hours and lengthen the period of law study.

Law School Grading Policy

The standing of students in each course will be indicated by the letters, A, A- B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D and F. Grade points will be awarded to each student on the following basis for each credit hour of work:

  • A = 4 points
  • A- = 3.67 points
  • B+ = 3.33 points
  • B = 3 points
  • B- = 2.67 points
  • C+ = 2.33 points
  • C = 2 points
  • C- = 1.67 points
  • D+ = 1.33 points
  • D = 1 point
  • F = 0 points


Degrees with honors are granted to students as follows:

  • Summa Cum Laude: GPA of 3.9 or above.
  • Magna Cum Laude: The top 5% of the class (with the exception that students in this category with a GPA of 3.9 or above will receive the honor of Summa Cum Laude).
  • Cum Laude: The top 10% of the class, with the exception of those students who receive Magna Cum Laude or Summa Cum Laude honors.
  • Dean's Honors: The top 35% of the class, with the exception of those students who receive Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, or Summa Cum Laude honors.
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