Student Life

2015 WU Law Ceremony

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Students come from throughout the United States and around the world to pursue their legal studies at Washington University School of Law. Each year, Washington University has over 750 students enrolled in its J.D., post-J.D., and joint degree programs.

The School of Law provides many different services to support students in their academic and professional endeavors. Coordinating these services is the responsibility of the Dean of Students Services, which serves as a liaison for students on academic, personal and administrative issues.  The Office provides advising, referrals, ADA accommodations, handles student disciplinary matters, and facilitates communications between students and the faculty and administration.  It also works with student organizations and assists with Orientation.

The Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Services and the Registrar help students become part of the School of Law community, working with upperclass students and the Admissions Office on the yearly orientation program for new students, counseling students on course registration and the examination process, and creating "advising teams" for first-year students as well as mentoring programs with alums and other attorneys. The Center for Career Development assists students in all phases of their job search, including resume preparation and interviewing techniques.

Students may select from a wide range of activities to complement their academic pursuits. The Moot Court, Mock Trial, and Negotiation competitions promote the development of valuable legal practice skills. In addition, Washington University School of Law has more than twenty student-run organizations in which students may participate, including the Women's Law Caucus, the Student Bar Association, the Black Law Students Association, and the Federalist Society. 

Associate Dean for Student Life

Elizabeth P. Walsh,, (314) 935-5861

Assistant Director of Financial Aid and Student Life

Carrie Burns,, (314) 935-4605