J.D. Program

Where ambition meets compassion meets academic strength

Through extensive academic and experiential training, you will learn to springboard the theory of law to practice from global leaders, experts and practitioners. Your course of study is open to whatever stimulates your intellect and fuels your passion.

Fuel your passion

You define the trajectory of your education, and we'll guide you there.

With numerous concentration areas, concurrent degrees, experiential learning opportunities and hundreds of courses to choose from, students tailor their education to fit their career interests. Integrated academic and career counseling helps students maximize their time, and select courses and activities to reach their career goals.

Make an impact

Graduate with the capacity to put law into action.

Whatever path in law you might take, UW Law empowers students to use their education as a platform for leadership and to pursue a meaningful career. Students learn to generate innovative solutions to real world problems and play active roles in local and global change.

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William H. Gates Hall
Box 353020
4293 Memorial Way
Seattle, WA 98195-3020, USA

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Clinics and Experiential Learning

Gain first-hand experience through our many clinics, externships, mock trials and competitions and pro bono opportunities.


Participation in a student-edited journal offers practical experience in legal writing, editing and scholarship.


Develop expertise in a specific legal field with the option to focus your studies in nine concentration areas.

Concurrent Degrees

Pursue one of UW Law's 10 concurrent degrees, explore over 100 programs through the UW Graduate School, or enroll concurrently in one of the law school's seven LLM programs.

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One of my favorite law school experiences was when Professor Schnapper invited our entire civil procedure class, all 50-something of us, to go eat tacos and see a movie with him one evening after class.
— Rosa Ostrom, J.D.
I aspire to make my students see and feel the joy of learning.
— Bill Covington