Academics, Scholarship & Curriculum
Each of our professors has distinct experience and expertise, allowing the law school to offer more than 100 courses and seminars in specialized areas of law. Our faculty not only teaches the law, but the intellectual tools and skills necessary to a successful legal career. Great emphasis is placed upon gaining experience in analyzing cases, statutes, and other legal materials, and in synthesizing from these materials general notions of the structure and operation of the legal system.
A Specialized Degree
While most J.D. students seek a general legal education, some want a more advanced understanding of a specialized field of law. To support this, the law school offers students the ability to earn a joint degree with virtually any school on campus or concentrate their studies in one of six fields.
To help students create a highly individualized law degree, one that makes them
eminently qualified for a future career, J.D. students may elect to specialize
in one of seven subject areas:
We encourage students to take full advantage of the UW's unique position as a leading research institution. To that end, students may develop a program leading to a J.D. and master's degree in any of 100 disciplines of the UW Graduate School. Among the most popular concurrent degrees are law and public affairs, law and business, and law and international studies.