J.D. Program

Your impact starts here

At UW Law, you will learn in a real-world environment that offers the programs and partnerships crucial to a successful legal career. Your course of study is open to whatever stimulates your intellect and fuels your passion. You will leave here with the skills you need to make an impact in Washington and the world.

Customize your education

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

Put law into action

Whatever path in law you might take, UW Law empowers you to use your education as a platform for leadership and to pursue a meaningful career. You will 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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Rosa Ostrom in the courtyard outside William H. Gates Hall.
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.
William Covington teaching a course at UW Law.
I aspire to make my students see and feel the joy of learning.
— Bill Covington