Washington University School of Law

One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130 | Google Map


Founded 1867 | ABA Accredited 1923

Established in 1867 and ABA-approved since 1923, Washington University School of Law is the oldest private law school west of the Mississippi River to remain in continuous operation. The law school moved into its current building, Anheuser-Busch Hall in 1996. The hilltop campus is located in St. Louis, Missouri and is surrounded by residential areas and Forest Park, the site of the World’s Fair in 1904. Today, U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the school among the top 19 schools in the nation.

Washington University Law offers a broad curriculum and its low student-to-faculty ratio permits many small classes. After completing the required courses, there are many interesting options available to students. For example, students have the opportunity to enroll in a limited number of courses from other graduate programs, which can be go towards fulfilling their JD requirements. In addition, Washington University Law hosts a number of conferences and symposia that address pertinent legal issues. The school also publishes three law journals and maintains twelve clinics. Notably, Washington University guarantees every interested student placement in at least one clinic.


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