Shaping future leaders

WashULaw professors are nationally- and internationally-recognized experts in a broad array of disciplinary backgrounds, both as educators and practitioners. Their scholarship and expertise enable our students to go beyond textbooks and bring real-world perspectives to cutting-edge legal issues.

Faculty Spotlight

Faculty Spotlight

Professor of Law Brian Tamanaha give lecture to law students.

Brian Tamanaha
John S. Lehmann University Professor

“Law is like a constantly updated house in which new boards supplant worn ones, outdated internal and external structures are periodically remodeled, old wings are occasionally demolished, and entirely new ones constructed.”

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Adrienne Davis
Vice Provost of the University; William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law

“Use this unique time and circumstance to find your role in this world. Find your passion and stick with it. If you follow your passion, you will always have work that you love.”

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WashULaw Professor Rachel Sachs in the Crowder Courtyard.

Rachel Sachs
Associate Professor of Law

“I really enjoy uncovering the mysteries of law, the puzzles, why a case or law is the way it is, what makes it all work or not work.”

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Professor of Law Brian Tamanaha give lecture to law students.
WashULaw Professor Rachel Sachs in the Crowder Courtyard.

Explore our faculty’s scholarship and expertise for yourself

WashULaw’s distinguished and gifted faculty come from diverse practice and disciplinary backgrounds, and their scholarship encompasses a wide range of legal topics.

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Centers & Institutes

Center for Empirical Research in the Law

The center promotes empirical research on law and legal institutions and creates tools to gather and analyze data and to share the results with the world.

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Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute

The institute increases global knowledge and understanding, promotes the rule of law, and addresses problems requiring international cooperation and solutions.

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The Cordell Institute for Policy in Law & Medicine

A first-of-its-kind collaboration, this institute combines world-leading expertise in the science of human genomics with legal expertise in privacy and the ethical management of human information.

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Explore the WashULaw Library

Our extensive library includes comprehensive legal materials on our shelves as well as access to digital libraries to give students access to virtually limitless information.

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