An expansive and deep legal education begins with exceptional faculty. With a
student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1, students have remarkable access to some of the brightest minds in the legal field. Our faculty are recognized experts in such fields as constitutional law, criminal law and trial advocacy, intellectual property, taxation, technology law, international and human rights law, Asian and comparative law, Native American law, and health law. Nearly 43 percent hold advanced degrees beyond their J.D.s; 10 percent hold Ph.D.s or M.D.s. 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.
Law has an important role to play in our society. For that reason, our faculty collaborate with scholars across campus to produce scholarship that shapes public policy. For example, the law school is collaborating with the schools of Pharmacy, Medicine and Public Health and Community Medicine to study how genomic research can be applied to improve health care in economically disadvantaged communities.