Welcome Message from the Dean
- Dean Kent Syverud
For over 135 years, outstanding students like you have attended Washington University School of Law. They have studied with a nationally recognized faculty. They have had the opportunity to augment their legal education through eight joint-degree programs, including particularly outstanding JD/MSW, JD/East Asian Studies, and JD/MBA programs. They have subsequently pursued legal careers benefiting from opportunities to network with our more than 6,000 alumni who practice in every leading metropolitan area.
Since the completion of our magnificent Anheuser-Busch Hall in 1997, the Washington University School of Law has enjoyed a programmatic renaissance. Within the last few years, we have established new interdisciplinary and international centers that focus on cutting edge issues that connect to the law. Our Career Services and Admissions Offices have been significantly enhanced. This School's commitment to clinical legal education is currently recognized through our Civil Justice, Criminal Justice, Interdisciplinary Environmental Law, Civil Rights and Community Justice, Congressional and Administrative Law, Intellectual Property and Business Formation and Judicial Clerkship clinics.
An education at Washington University School of Law provides the opportunity to combine outstanding teaching and a mastery of the fundamentals necessary for the practice of law.
This learning takes place in a relatively small school where you can benefit from a sense of intellectual excitement, professional development, and shared adventure.
I invite you to learn more about the School of Law firsthand, tour our beautiful campus... meet our current students... attend a law class... explore the vibrant city of St. Louis, which combines the sense of a small college town with the advantages of a large city. The Admissions Office will be happy to assist you in scheduling a visit. I look forward to seeing you in St. Louis.