Washburn University School of Law

Washburn University (WU), is a co-educational, public, institution of higher learning located in Topeka, Kansas, USA.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact Website (Website) http://www.washburnlaw.edu/
Admissions Dean (Admissions Dean) admissions@washburnlaw.edu
Location (Location) Topeka, KS
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Quick Facts

Founded : 1903
ABA Accredited : Yes
AALS Member : Yes

Rankings

US News Week : 106
Vault Top 25 : N/A
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Median LSAT : 152
Median GPA : 3.28
Acceptance Rate : 59%


Washburn Law School Admissions

Washburn Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 59% of its applicants. Comparatively, Washburn is Lower than the average cost for law school.

  Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2020 430 252 (58.60%) 103 (24.0%)
  25% Median 75%
GPA 2.86 3.28 3.52
LSAT 149 152 155

Tuition And Financial AID

  In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $19,964 $31,129
Part Time N/A N/A
Living Expenses  
Living on-campus: $15,299
Living off-campus: $15,299
Living at home: $15,299

Important Dates

Early Decision 1 : 11/15
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : 03/01
Application Fee : $40

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Washburn Law School Community

Washburn Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Washburn is Below Average.

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FACULTY STATISTICS

  • Full Time : 26
  • Part Time : 23

FACULTY

  • # Female Faculty : 19
  • # Minority Faculty : 3

RATIO

11.4 Students

1 Faculty

HOUSING OPTIONS

  • On Campus Housing : No
  • Graduate Housing : No
  • Law Specific Housing : No

Washburn Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Washburn University 1L section size is 6% smaller than law schools in Kansas and 40% smaller than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Washburn Law School: 94
Kansas Average: 100
PUBLIC School Average: 132
  • Positions Available in Advanced Courses
  • Simulation Courses : 554
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics : 98
  • Students Involved in Advanced Activities
  • Field Placements : 55
  • Law Journals : 56
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials : 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year : 10.5%
  • Second Year : 2.2%
  • Third Year : 0.0%
  • Fourth Year : 0.0%

Washburn Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Washburn University class of 2015 had an employment rate of 90% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.

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In 2015, 79.1%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

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Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 58.0%
  • Business: 13.0%
  • Government: 21.0%
  • Public Interest: 2.0%
  • Academia: 2.0%
  • Kansas: 59%
  • Missouri: 19%
  • Texas: 3%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 79.1%
  • First Time Takers: 110
  • Average School: 85.1%
  • Average State: 86.7%
  • Pass Difference: -1.7%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Kansas : 86.4%
  • Passed : 49 of 60 (81.7%)
  • State Average : 86.7%
  • Difference : -4.7%