Law School Overview
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|Ranking score and category|
#10 in Tax Law
Law School Overview
The School of Law at University of Washington has an application deadline of February 15. The full-time program application fee at the School of Law at University of Washington is $60. Its tuition is full-time: $29,948 per year (in-state) and full-time: $42,918 per year (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 9.3:1. The School of Law at University of Washington has 104 full- and part-time faculty on staff.
With an entering class size of roughly 190 students, the University of Washington School of Law offers a student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1. J.D. students can concentrate their legal education through several tracks including Asian Law, Environmental Law, and Public Service Law. The law school is also known for its top-ranked Law Librarianship program. UW Law offers J.D. students concurrent or joint degree programs in conjunction with other academic departments at the University of Washington, including a J.D./M.B.A. through the Foster School of Business, a J.D./Master in Health Administration through the School of Public Health, and a J.D./Master of Public Administration through the Evans School of Public Affairs.
Law students must complete at least 60 hours of public service before graduation, either through school clinics, such as the Innocence Project Northwest or the Tribal Court Public Defense; through externships; or through involvement with Street Law, an law and democracy education programs. There are about 40 student organizations at UW Law, as well as four legal journals: the Pacific Rim Law and Policy Journal; the Shidler Journal of Law, Commerce & Technology; the Washington Law Review; and the Washington Journal of Environmental Law & Policy.
Notable alumni of the University of Washington School of Law include William Gates, Sr., cochair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and father of Bill Gates, and Tom Foley, former Speaker of the House of Representatives and U.S. Ambassador to Japan.
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|Law school designation||National|
|Application deadline||February 15|
|Full-time program application fee||$60|
|Part-time program application fee||N/A|
|Admissions Phone||(206) 543-4078|
|Full- and part-time faculty||104|
|Gender distribution (full-time)|
|J.D. candidates graduating in 2011-2012||180|
|Tuition and fees|
Full-time: $29,948 per year (in-state)
|Room and board||$13,812|
|Employed at graduation 2||54.9%|
|Median private sector starting salary||$100,000|
|Median public service starting salary||$50,000|
|Total volumes and volume equivalents||678,039|
* Law School Overview details based on 2012 data