University of Washington School of Law

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Official Guide to ABA-Approved JD Programs


Founded in 1899, the University of Washington School of Law is one of the nation’s top public law schools and one of the world’s most respected centers for interdisciplinary legal studies. It offers the unmatched assets of a major research university located in Seattle, a thriving city that is one of the world’s leading economic and cultural hubs. With an intimate student-to-faculty ratio, classes are generally small, with frequent opportunities for student-teacher contact.

With numerous concentration areas, concurrent degrees, experiential learning opportunities and hundreds of courses to choose from, you will be able to tailor your education to fit your practice interests. Integrated academic and career counseling helps you maximize your time, and select courses and activities to reach your goals.

The law school prepares students to be leaders through inspired teaching, scholarly discovery, ethical advocacy, and generous public service. The school is a member of the AALS, is approved by the ABA, and has a chapter of the Order of the Coif.

 

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Experiential Learning

The University of Washington School of Law guarantees that all J.D. students can have at least one live-client learning experience through our clinics or an externship.

At UW Law, students not only learn the law, but also how to put law into action. Through clinics and externships, skills courses and pro bono opportunities, students gain hands-on experience that draws connections between theory and practice. Students learn from exceptional faculty and practitioners and are prepared to bring their practical experience to their future careers.

Student Life

Office of Law Student Life

At UW Law, you’ll find the best of both worlds: a small, tight-knit community with access to the many resources a world-class university and city has to offer. Our community fosters a rare team spirit that permeates the law school and benefits from the diverse backgrounds and perspectives that students bring. Lifelong friendships contribute to an engaged, global alumni network.

Beyond the classroom, students participate in a variety of organizations and activities, and take advantage of Seattle’s outdoor activities and vibrant arts and culture scene.

Career Placement and Bar Passage

The UW School of Law has maintained a consistently strong employment rate for its current and graduating students. Our graduates are advancing their careers in all areas of the law, including private firms, judicial clerkships and public service work.

With our integrated model of career services and student services, you will find a unique opportunity to align your academics and career path. From the very beginning, our coaches will help you identify your professional goals and explore the courses and experiential learning activities to get you there.

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Admitted Applicant Profile

25-75% UGPA Range at Washington - WA:

3.45 to 3.81

2.00
2.58
3.16
3.74
4.33

25-75% LSAT Score Range at Washington - WA:

157 to 165

120
135
150
165
180

25-75% UGPA Range at Washington - WA:

3.45 to 3.81

2.00
2.58
3.16
3.74
4.33

25-75% LSAT Score Range at Washington - WA:

157 to 165

120
135
150
165
180

25-75% UGPA Range at Washington - WA:

3.45 to 3.81

2.00
2.58
3.16
3.74
4.33

25-75% LSAT Score Range at Washington - WA:

157 to 165

120
135
150
165
180

Contact Information

William H. Gates Hall, Box 353020,
Seattle, WA 98195,
United States
Phone: 206.543.4078
Email: lawadm@uw.edu