University of Washington School of Law

  • Address: 4293 Memorial Way Northeast Seattle, WA 98195
  • Contact: Graduate Admissions
  • Email: gradlaw@uw.edu
  • Phone: +1 (206) 206-685-2630
  • Summary: Our students are asked to rethink and defend their conceptions of the law and its relation to social problems. First-year students are often surprised to learn that their principal objective is not to "learn the law" but rather to develop the intellectual tools and skills necessary to work as professionals. They gain experience in analyzing cases, statutes, and other legal materials, thereby learning the structure and operation of the legal system.

    Despite its status as a state university law school, we offer courses that provide a broad view of the American legal system. Although faculty members may present the Washington view on a particular issue as an illustration for a broad-ranging discussion, graduates of the school are well prepared to practice law anywhere in the United States.