Mission

Dean Kent Syverud teachingWashington University School of Law’s mission is to be the best place in the United States to learn to be a lawyer; to be a community creating outstanding research and providing service to the world; and to be a school structured around the most current and important ideas bearing upon the law.

We offer students a great legal education in an intellectually challenging and collegial environment. Our faculty members are recognized for their excellent teaching and scholarship, and they are highly accessible to our students. The law school’s curriculum blends traditional theory and opportunities to participate in a wide variety of lawyering skills courses and co-curricular activities that encourage the development of practical skills and interdisciplinary learning.

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