Washburn Law Recognized as One of 60 Top Law Schools for Practical Training by the National Jurist

Washburn University School of Law was recognized by the National Jurist as one of 60 top law schools for practical training on February 20, 2014.

The magazine will rank the top 21 schools and list the other schools alphabetically by grade (A+, A, A-, or B+) in the March issue of the National Jurist and the Spring issue of preLaw magazine.

“The majority of law schools have vastly improved their practical training opportunities in recent years,” said Jack Crittenden, Editor In Chief of the National Jurist. “This is the first effort to try to quantify which schools are delivering on their promises to make legal education more experiential.”

The magazine based the ranking on four factors: the number of clinic positions per enrollment, the number of field placements or externships per enrollment, the number of simulation courses per enrollment, and detailed information provided by the school.

Clinical education and practical skills have become increasingly important as employers seek practice-ready graduates with competencies that will serve clients and employers from the start. Washburn Law recognized this trend early on and is a pioneer in clinical education and hands-on learning opportunities that allow graduates to "hit the ground running."

More information can be found here: the National Jurist.