University of Washington School of Law

University of Washington School of Law

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The University of Washington, in Seattle, is the highest ranked law school in the Pacific Northwest. With one of the best employment rates in the region and the best ultimate bar pass rate at 98.95 percent, it is a best value law school, earning a B+ in 2018. 

The school offers six J.D. specializations including Asian law, environmental law and comparative law. Additionally, it has a long clinical history, with more than 65 percent of students participating in at least one clinic before graduation. The school excels when it comes to several specialties, including Intellectual Property and International Law, where it earns an A+. It earns an A for Public Interest law and Environmental law, and an A- for Health law, Trial Advocacy and Business law. 

University of Washington is also one of the most innovative law schools in the nation, and ranked No. 25 for legal technology. 

The school is committed to a set of values that include embracing diversity, uplifting public serve and valuing interdisciplinary understanding. It earns a B+ for diversity. 

Strengths: International law, Intellectual Property, great building

Admission Profile
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75th Percentile1653.8
25th Percentile1573.43
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time
Living Expenses
Median grant$15000
Percent receiving grants69.00%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 90.30%
NJ Employment79.66
Bar Passage85.05%
Academic Profile
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Alternative Dispute Resolution
Business, Corporate, Banking
Criminal Law and Procedure
Employment and Labor Law
Environmental/Natural Resource Law
Estate Planning
Family Law/Child & Family
Governmental Affairs and Regulations
Health Law
Human Rights
Intellectual Property Law
International Law
Public Interest/Social Justice
Public Policy
Real Estate Transactions
Tax Law
Technology Law
Trial Advocacy