Photograph: Eagle statue outside law school.

Student Life

Washburn Law students lead and participate in more than 30 organizations, from practice-area specific, political, and ethnic groups to athletic, religious, and cultural organizations.

Washburn Law has a long tradition of recruiting and educating a diverse student body. Classes are rich in students of different ages, ethnic backgrounds, educational and professional experiences, and life experiences. Our student body is a melting pot of the best and brightest from Kansas, nearly every state in the country, and around the world.

Our students interact with and receive ongoing support from peers, faculty, staff, and alumni. The law school’s size makes it possible for you to know every administrator, every other student, and every professor.

Nonacademic support services include:

  • Counseling services for students and their families or partners;
  • Free access to an on-campus, general medical service for students;
  • Access to university employment resources for spouses or partners; and
  • Small, short-term emergency loans. 

Co-Curricular Activities

In addition to participating in traditional coursework and experiential learning opportunities, a number of Washburn Law students earn spots on the (Washburn Law Journal), editing the work of legal scholars and their own contributions. Other students edit the (Family Law Quarterly), published by the American Bar Association.

Our students also take part in interscholastic trial advocacy, negotiation, and client counseling competitions. Moot Court Council members organize and participate in intramural and interscholastic appellate moot court competitions, while other students serve as research assistants for faculty.