Washington University School of Law’s proud 150+ year history dates to 1867 when a group of St. Louis visionaries officially founded the school. From that auspicious year, this progressive school has flourished-becoming rich in tradition, innovation, and achievement.

150th Anniversary Convocation

150TH ENTERING CLASS CONVOCATION – AUGUST 2016

Members of the Missouri Supreme Court and Dean Nancy Staudt welcome the Law School’s 150th Entering Class. The class also heard words of wisdom from Chancellor Mark Wrighton and Provost Holden Thorp, followed by small group discussions with prominent members of the national judiciary.

WashULaw's 150th Anniversary celebration cake.

OUR 150TH ANNIVERSARY TOAST – AUGUST 2016

Throughout our 150th Anniversary Celebrations, we will feature the many photos from our gatherings in St. Louis, nationally, and around the world.

CBS's Face the Nation broadcasts from the Janite Lee Reading Room on Debate Day.

FACE THE NATION BROADCAST – OCTOBER 2016

Host John Dickerson of the CBS political roundtable “Face the Nation” broadcasts live from the Janite Lee Reading Room in conjunction with the Presidential Debate.

Former Governor Mitt Romney poses for selfies with students.

MITT ROMNEY VISIT – FEBRUARY 2017

Former Governor Mitt Romney participated in a fireside chat in Graham Chapel. He posed for selfies and photos in Crowder Courtyard after the event. The Federalist Society (pictured) helps welcome him to WashULaw.

Students in Washington University’s Performing Arts Department perform “Tom Sawyer Whitewashes a Fence”.

‘THE CASE OF TOM SAWYER’ – MARCH 2017

Students in Washington University’s Performing Arts Department perform “Tom Sawyer Whitewashes a Fence” in conjunction with WashULaw’s 150th Anniversary event in Washington, D.C.