Photograph: Eagle statue outside law school.

Robert J. Dole Center for Law and Government

The Robert J. Dole Center for Law and Government provides our students expanded opportunities for public service. Washburn Law is ideally situated to offer law students unique and varied opportunities to learn about lawmaking, judicial decision-making, administrative law, and the regulatory process, given its proximity to the State Capitol, the Kansas Judicial Center, the Frank Carlson Federal Courthouse, and numerous state agencies.

Teaching and Curriculum

As its primary focus, the Center provides superior legal education to prepare highly qualified public servants for a broad range of careers associated with local, state, and federal government. Courses such as Legislation, Administrative Law, Local Government, and State and Local Taxation serve as the Center's initial core curriculum. The Center offers a Certificate in Law and Government to students who elect a concentration in coursework related to government and public policy.

Washburn University School of Law
Robert J. Dole Center for Law and Government
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621
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August 2-3, 2021
Photograph: David Rubenstein.

David Rubenstein
Professor of Law

#2 in Government Law
Graphic: Cover of winter 2016 preLaw magazine which named Washburn Law number 2 for government jobs.

Washburn Law was named the #2 law school in the nation for government jobs by preLaw magazine in its Winter 2016 issue.