Washburn Law leads its peers in student satisfaction

Washburn University School of Law leads its peers in student satisfaction, according to a new Law School Survey of Student Engagement.

The survey listed four categories - learning to think like a lawyer, student-faculty interaction, student advising, and law school environment. Washburn Law scored higher than the collective scores of all participating law schools in every category.

Our "overall satisfaction" rate among 1Ls was 3.64 (from scale of 1-4), whereas it was 3.24 among all schools surveyed this year.

According to the survey results, the majority of students would choose to attend here again. Students ranked Washburn Law high in the areas of: happiness with faculty, administration, staff, and other students; computing technology; library assistance; diverse perspectives in class and out; transferring concepts from class to class; encouragement of ethical practice of law; and developing legal research skills.

This year's survey reflects more than 28,000 responses received from law students at 98 different schools.

Students were given the opportunity to provide written comments anonymously. Following are a couple of quotes from Washburn Law students reinforcing the survey's results.

"The atmosphere is so conducive to learning, and everyone - faculty, staff, and students - are so friendly and helpful. The faculty is very knowledgeable and has great practical experience, which is a huge plus because we learn what we're going to actually encounter after school, not just what theory applies to a certain topic. Law school is tough, but I wouldn't want to go anywhere else."

"Washburn Law has done an incredible job of providing an environment that cultivates learning, promotes open communication, and fosters relationships between their students and faculty."