Law School Spotlight: University of Washington School of Law

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    University of Washington School of Law (also known as UW Law) is today's Law School Spotlight. From LSAC's Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools:

    Founded in 1899, the University of Washington School of Law is one of the nation's top public law schools and one of the world's most respected centers for interdisciplinary legal studies. It offers the unmatched assets of a major research university located in Seattle, a thriving city that is one of the world's leading economic and cultural hubs. The School of Law has 67 full-time faculty members and 545 JD students. With the favorable student-to-faculty ratio, classes are generally small, with frequent opportunities for student-teacher contact. Each first-year student attends at least one class of 30 students or fewer in addition to a small section of Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing.

    Guided by what is relevant in the 21st century, the School of Law provides students with the skills that give them a competitive edge in the changing legal profession and an awareness of their ethical and public service responsibilities. The law school prepares them to be Leaders for the Global Common Good through inspired teaching, scholarly discovery, ethical advocacy, and generous public service. The school is a member of the AALS, approved by the ABA, and holds a chapter of the Order of the Coif.

    Type of school: Public

    Setting: Urban, very large city

    Size: 545 (2011)

    Incoming class size: 182 (2011)

    Student-to-faculty ratio: 9.0 to 1

    Acceptance percentage: 22.1% (586 of 2,656 admitted)

    Tuition and fees:
     $40,450 Washington non-resident, $26,380 Indiana resident 

    Cost of living (single student): $18,573 (single student living off-campus)

    Address: William H. Gates Hall, Box 353020, Seattle, WA 98195-3020  
    Phone: 206.543.4078
    Twitter account: @UWSchoolofLaw
    Facebook: UW School of Law

    All information (except for social networking and blog information) was gathered from the school's profile on the Law School Admission Council's For more information, and to see the school's profile, click here. Please consult the school's website and Office of Admissions with questions regarding this information. 

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