Washington University in St. Louis

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1 Brookings Drive, Box 1120
St. Louis, MO 63130

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The School of Law at Washington University in St. Louis has an application deadline of August 1. The full-time program application fee at the School of Law at Washington University in St. Louis is $70. Its tuition is full-time: $49,945 per year. The student-faculty ratio is 9.6:1. The School of Law at Washington University in St. Louis has 133 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

At the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, J.D. students can begin to tailor their education to their interest as early as their second year of school. J.D. students can also choose from several joint degree programs including a J.D./East Asian Studies program and a J.D./MBA. The WUSTL School of Law also has a unique Transnational Law Program, a combined degree offering for students to earn a J.D. and LL.M. through courses at home and abroad in four years.

The law school, located just 15 minutes from downtown St. Louis, is home to several legal centers and institutes including the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute and the Center on Law, Innovation & Economic Growth. There are also more than 15 programs and clinics for students to get hands-on legal experience, including the American Indian Law Summer Program and the Government Lawyering Externship.

Students can get involved in periodic lawyering skills competitions and more than 40 student organizations. The school also presents several speakers series throughout the year, including the Law & Culture Speaker Series and the Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers Series. For additional global opportunities, WUSTL Law students can check out the school’s Public Interest Law and Conflict Resolution initiatives in Africa and Asia.

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Year founded 1867
Public/private Private
Law school designation National


Application deadline August 1
Full-time program application fee $70
Part-time program application fee N/A
Admissions phone (314) 935-4525
Admissions email admiss@wulaw.wustl.edu
Website http://www.law.wustl.edu


Full- and part-time faculty 133
Student-faculty ratio 9.6:1
Total faculty 150

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 687
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 299


Tuition and fees

full-time: $49,945 per year

Room and board $13,000


Employed at graduation2 50.7%
Median private sector starting salary $110,500
Median public service starting salary $55,067


Total volumes and volume equivalents 714,644

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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