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University of Washington School of Law

University of Washington School of Law

+1 206-543-4078

4293 Memorial Way Northeast Seattle, WA 98195

The University of Washington School of Law was founded in 1899 in Seattle, Washington. The program offers nine concentrations including Asian Law, Dispute Resolution, Public Service Law, Intellectual Property, and more. Further, students have the option of pursuing a joint degree in business administration, public administration, international studies, electrical engineering, public health in health services, and others.

Through externship or clinic experiences, students are guaranteed a live client learning experience during their time in the program. The school understands the importance of not just learning law but seeing it in action. Pro bono work also provides students real-world legal experiences while working toward their JD.

Seattle is a hub of innovation, providing students plenty of unique opportunities and experiences. It is known for its art scene, coffee shops, tech, food, and outdoor activities. There is something for everyone in Seattle, and it is the perfect location for those with an entrepreneurial spirit.

The University of Washington School of Law has an acceptance rate of 25.57%. 3,054 prospective students applied to start the program in fall of 2021. 781 students were accepted and 166 enrolled in the program. There are 88 undergraduate institutions represented in the student body. Students have a median LSAT score of 164 and a median GPA of 3.67. 45% of the student body are minorities and 58% are women. 6% already hold a graduate degree and most are 25 years old.

Tuition at the University of Washington School of Law is $40,035 for in-state students and $51,534 for out-of-state students. Scholarships are awarded based on merit and need. There is a separate scholarship application for admitted students.

94.12% of students find employment within ten months of graduation. An impressive 100% of students who take the bar exam, pass it within two years of earning their JD. Of the class of 2021, 52 are employed in small law firms (250 or less) and 29 are employed in large law firms (251 or more). Graduates earn an average salary of .

Most graduates of the program work in Washington, Oregon, or California. 144 graduates from the class of 2021 are working in a position where bar passage is required and 10 are working in a role where holding a JD is an advantage. 4 are employed in a federal clerkship and 15 are employed in a state, local, or territorial clerkship. 11 are working in business or industry, 25 are working in government, 17 are working in public interest, and 2 are working in academia.

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3 Years

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    • Minority students: 45%
    • Women: 58%
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    • Graduates that passed the bar exam within 2 years: 100%
    • Number of graduates employed by law firms (by size) 250 and less: 52
    • Number of graduates employed by law firms (by size) 251 and above: 29
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