Washburn University School of Law

Formed in 1903, Washburn University School of Law is a leading public law school located on the main campus of Washburn University (US). In 1923 it was one of the original group of law schools to receive ABA (American Bar Association) accreditation. It has been a member of the Association of American Law Schools since 1905.

The School offers a dual JD-MBA program between the School of Law and the School of Business; and a dual  JD-MSW program between the School of Law and the Department of Social Work. Certificates may be earned in the following areas of concentration: Advocacy; Business and Transactional Law; Estate Planning; Family Law; International and Comparative Law; Natural Resources Law; Tax Law.

Notable alumni include Bob Dole, Dennis Moore, Kim Phillips, Bill Kurtis, Kay McFarland, Eric S. Rosen, Jim Slattery, etc.


- Ranked in the third tier for ABA accredited schools (2010 edition of US News and World Report's Best Law Schools),

- Rated 31st overall in the 2010 edition of the National Jurist Best value law schools.

- It was listed under the outstanding category in the 2010 edition of the Princeton Review's best law schools release.

- Law & Politics 2010 ranking of law schools ranked Washburn law 105th overall among ABA approved law schools.

- Ranked 75th overall according to the 2010 ranking by the AALS.

- The IRLG ranked Washburn Law 58th overall in its 2009 ranking of law schools.

- The Washburn Law Library is the largest law library in the state of Kansas. It has been ranked as one of the top 20 law school libraries in the country. National Jurist compared 178 U.S. law school libraries on seven objective criteria and ranked it in the top twenty (Nov/Dec. 2000, p. 21).

* Profile of other leading law schools:

Boston College Law School

University of Minnesota Law School

William Mitchell College of Law