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Washington University in St. Louis School of Law

Washington University in St. Louis School of Law

+1 314-935-6400

Campus Box 1120 One Brookings Drive St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

The Washington University in St. Louis School of Law was founded in 1867 in St. Louis, Missouri. Among law students, 14% are first generation college students, 38% are minorities, and 49% are women. They represent 58 undergraduate majors, 40 states, and 8 countries. The law student population speaks a collective 30 languages.

This private university has an acceptance rate of 15.88%. To enter the program in fall of 2021, there were 5,958 completed applications and 946 acceptances. Accepted students had a median LSAT score of 170 and a median GPA of 3.93. 259 students chose to enroll from the pool of acceptances. There is currently no application fee for this program, but an interview may be requested from applicants.

Tuition at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law is $64,488 but there are many scholarships provided by the school. 80% of all students are provided some form of scholarship. Uniquely, all scholarships granted by the university are unconditional. In other words, they are guaranteed all three years of the program without stipulation.

There are 12 concentrations offered including Constitutional Law & Civil Rights, Tech & Health Law, Social Justice & Legal Theory, Tax, Government & Administrative Law, and more. The standard curriculum includes an array of simulation courses, externships, and moot court and trial competitions. Students learn critical theory and develop practical skills solving real-world problems. The Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers Series also allows students to hear insight directly from those leading the field. Students may also choose to earn a certification in Public Interest Law, Business & Corporate Law, or International & Comparative Law.

Washington University in St. Louis School of Law also offers joint degrees. Students may choose to complete a JD/MBA, JD/MSW, JD/LLM in NDR, JD/Tax LLM, JD/MPH, JD/MA WGSS, or JD/MSP. For those who want to study abroad, there are also 16 different programs to explore.

On campus, students can get involved with an array of organizations such as the American Constitution Society, Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, Black Law Students Association, Cannabis Law Society, Character & Fitness, Christian Legal Fellowship, Criminal Law society and more. St. Louis also provides an array of leisure activities such as the Saint Louis Zoo, the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Missouri Botanical Garden, and more.

Most graduates work in Missouri, Illinois, or Texas. However, 10 graduates of the class of 2021 were employed in foreign countries. 31 hold clerkship positions (31 at the federal level and 6 at the state, local, or territorial level). 17 are employed in business or industry, 13 are employed in government, 15 are employed in public interest, and 2 are employed in academia. Within ten months of graduation, 97.1% of students are employed. The median salary of graduates is .

97.3% of those who take the bar exam, pass the exam within two years of graduation. 40 graduates from the class of 2021 are employed in small law firms (250 or less) and 104 are employed in large law firms (251 or more). 215 students are employed in a position where passing the bar is required. 13 are employed in a position where a JD is an advantage.

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3 Years

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Employed 10 months post graduation:

    • First Generation Students: 14
    • International students: -
    • Average age(years): -
    • Minority students: 38%
    • Women: 49%
    • Veterans: -
    • LGBTQ: -
    • Graduates that passed the bar exam within 2 years: 97.3%
    • Number of graduates employed by law firms (by size) 250 and less: 40
    • Number of graduates employed by law firms (by size) 251 and above: 104
    • Median salary of graduate: -

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