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March 2014 News Releases

Washburn Law jumps up 25 spots in the US News rankings and is named a top law school for practical legal training by National Jurist

This week Washburn University School of Law was nationally recognized for the quality of its legal education.  Both US News and World Report and National Jurist magazines gave high marks to the Washburn Law School.

Washburn Law jumped up 25 spots in the just released 2015 edition of the US News and World Report’s annual ranking of the Best Grad Schools.  Washburn’s performance resulted in the second largest rankings improvement in the nation this year, as noted by The National Law Journal, and the largest in the Midwest.  

“We are very pleased that Washburn Law received this recognition for our commitment to outstanding legal education,” said Washburn Law Dean Thomas J. Romig.  “This reflects great credit on our truly exceptional faculty and the strength of our academic programs.”

In addition to the US News rankings, Washburn Law was recognized for the strength of its practical lawyering skills courses.  From the national pool of 202 law schools, National Jurist rated Washburn Law as one of the top schools in its “Best Schools for Practical Training” edition.  Washburn Law’s A- rating, which placed it in the top 36 law schools nationally, was the highest rating in the Midwest and one of the highest in the nation.  The rating was based on the opportunities for hands-on experience through the legal clinic, in class simulations, and externships.  “Washburn Law has a long history of preparing practice-ready graduates,” said Romig.  “We prepare our graduates to be able to hit the ground running at graduation.”  “We are happy that this special rating recognizes what we believe sets Washburn Law apart from most of the other law schools in the country.”

Washburn Law was also honored as one of the nation’s most outstanding law schools by the Princeton Review in its most recent edition.  All of these recognitions along with Washburn Law’s low tuition reinforce the fact that Washburn Law provides an extremely high quality legal education at a very affordable cost.  “We believe that Washburn Law is one of the best values in legal education in the country today,” said Romig.

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Contact:  Sheila Summers, 785-670-1784  Sheila.summers@washburn.edu

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