Degrees and Areas of Study
As of early 2013, 92 percent of 2012 graduates were employed, and an additional 4 percent were in a full-time graduate program.
Established in 1867, WashULaw is the oldest private law school west of the Mississippi.
Half of all first-year classes are kept to roughly 45 students, providing some of the smallest class sizes among the nation’s top law schools.
Every student is paired with a career services professional, a faculty member, an advisor, and an alumnus to create a lasting network of support.
The award-winning WashULaw Trial Competition Team took first place in the National Institute of Trial Advocacy's Tournament of Champions and won the Missouri Attorney General's Cup.
WashULaw's award-winning Clinical Education Program offers students 16 real world summer and regular-semester experiences, including programs in New York and DC, the American Indian Law Externship, and the Africa and Asia Externship.
How will you leave your mark on the world? Your experience at WashULaw will prepare you to make a difference. You’ll find our graduates working in prestigious firms, nonprofit organizations, branches of government and more, all over the world. You’ll find them becoming leaders in their communities, effecting positive change. Our students and professors come from all over the country and all over the world to study with us. Like you, they want to build a path for their future and make a difference. Our top-ten ranked clinical program allows you to practice law while still in school, making national and global connections as you prepare for your next step. At WashULaw, you’ll be among one of the most well-respected law communities in the nation, with proven job placement, engaged faculty, and like-minded peers who will help push you to your limits.
WashULaw is committed to help lessen financial obstacles that may be in the way of your education. The majority of our students receive scholarships based on merit and/or need that are guaranteed for a full three years of study. St. Louis’ low cost of living combined with our financial aid plans make your degree attainable.
For WashULaw students, gaining valuable professional experience isn’t limited to the classroom, the library, or even our campus. You will be connected to a global community that will help shape your path into the field of law.
It is vitally important to us that our students not only have the opportunity to study with top students from all over the world, but to explore it. As a WashULaw student, you’ll have access to a wide variety of internships and programs that allow you to work alongside practicing attorneys right here in St. Louis, or halfway across the world. Our international public interest law program has been enabling students to intern abroad for over a decade at a variety of firms and organizations in Africa, Latin America, China, India, and across Europe. Working outside of the classroom is an indispensable part of what allows our students to gain a deeper understanding of the law in action, and how truly valuable their knowledge can be. Have a look below to see where some of our students have chosen to expand their knowledge outside the classroom.
WashULaw is one of the best possible investments in your unique future. Hear from our community members about how they’ve created their own experience with us.