Faculty & Scholarship

Our Faculty

An expansive and deep legal education begins with exceptional faculty. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 8:1, students have remarkable access to some of the brightest minds in the legal field.

UW Law faculty drive public and institutional dialogue on issues at the intersection of industry, invention and society. This carries over to the classroom, where students learn to springboard the theory of law to practice, learning first-hand from global leaders, experts and practitioners.

Our faculty are recognized experts in fields such as business and technology, constitutional law, criminal law, health law, intellectual property, international and human rights law, Native American law, sustainability and taxation. Over half of our faculty hold advanced degrees beyond their law degrees, with a fifth holding PhDs or an MD. Adjunct faculty within the UW’s other academic units and part-time instructors from the area’s vibrant legal community further enrich the education we offer.

Research Programs & Centers

UW Law’s research programs and centers produce cutting-edge scholarship and provide opportunities for students to engage with leading faculty and experts. Through participation program activities such as conferences, symposia, mentorship and clinical learning, students can take advantage of the rich intellectual life at UW Law.

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Education, done right, lifts people up. If I'm doing my job, students are more empowered to make the world around them more how they want it to be.
— Todd Wildermuth, Director, Environmental Law Program

Faculty News

Spotlight Gardner

Meet Trevor Gardner, criminal law expert, who recently joined the UW School of Law faculty as an assistant professor of law.

Astroturf Activism

Melissa Durkee examines the role powerful corporate interests play in international legal processes, and how they can covertly co-opt NGOs to lobby lawmakers on their behalf.

2016 Bar Rates

2016 marked another year that the University of Washington School of Law led Washington law schools in the July Washington Bar Exam passage rate.

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