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Becoming a Lawyer at UW Law

Discover Your Future!

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Discover what being a lawyer can mean to you, enjoy experience-based opportunities, pursue public policy development through legislation, regulations, and lawsuits and embark on becoming a Leader for the Global Common Good.

Where To Begin?

  • Review your values, interests, talents, and personal characteristics and the skills lawyers need
  • Explore practice areas for lawyers and which ones might suit you
  • Seek help from your assigned attorney mentor and our accomplished faculty
  • Design your education around the knowledge, skills and real lawyering experience you will need.

Find Your Path

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Prepare yourself for your future by choosing courses with a mix of knowledge, skills, and real-life lawyering practice.

Knowledge: Build Your Foundation

Skills: Develop Your Professional Tools

Lawyering: Explore Real Life Practice

Take It Into the World!

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Your UW Law degree prepares you to be a lawyer who:

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Last updated 7/7/2014