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Life Outside the Classroom

Law students may be notoriously busy with school, but that doesn't mean life stops outside the classroom. Take an urban city, set it at the water's edge and in the shadow of mountains and you have one of the most livable cities in the U.S. Combine the opportunities found in a major city with an active student body and the result is a vibrant community in which to participate academically and socially. Our community includes the university and the surrounding city, which are alive with intellectual, cultural and social possibilities.

Mentor Programs

Seattle's diverse legal community provides UW law students with outstanding opportunities to learn about the many legal career options. Through our Professional Mentor, Peer Advisor, and Faculty Mentor programs, the law school pairs students with practicing professionals, law faculty and recent alumni. Mentors meet with their students throughout the academic year to offer guidance and encouragement, facilitate networking opportunities and share specialized knowledge. Experience has shown that the mentor/mentee relationship can influence a student's decision to attend law school, and the academic and professional choices they ultimately make.

Last updated 3/29/2013