Photograph: Statue of Benjamin Franklin at Washburn Law.

Spring Start Program

Students may start law school at Washburn University School of Law in January through the Spring Start Program. Washburn Law enrolls approximately 20 new law students for the spring semester, providing an alternative to those who want to start before the traditional August start.

Benefits of the Spring Start Program

Students starting in spring receive all the benefits of a fall start with an even more personalized classroom experience.

  • Scholarships: Candidates admitted for the Spring Start Program are eligible for the same academic scholarships offered in the fall.
  • Fast Track Accelerated Option: Students starting in spring have the option to participate in this program and graduate in 2 or 2 1/2 years.
  • Smaller class size: Although Washburn Law has a low faculty to student ratio, a spring start allows for even greater interaction with professors and fellow students.
  • First Week Program: This unique experience for entering students focuses on study skills and provides personalized acclimation into law school life.

Why Washburn Law?

Washburn Law, one of three law schools in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area, is located in the capital city of Kansas. Washburn Law provides the benefits of a private education – small-size, collegial atmosphere, low student to faculty ratio – at a fair price comparable to other public schools. The collegial atmosphere allows students to fully immerse themselves in the culture of law school. Being in the state capital allows our students to not only study law, but live where the laws are created.

Low Tuition

  • Tuition for Kansas, Colorado, Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska residents during the 2016-2017 academic year is $20,880.
  • Other out-of-state students may obtain resident tuition in only six months.
  • One of the most affordable housing markets in the country.
  • Students receive more than $2.2 million in scholarships each year. Nearly half of the student body receives scholarship awards from Washburn Law. About 30% of entering students receive nearly full resident tuition scholarships; some receive more.

Washburn Law was established in 1903. In 1923 we were one of the original group of law schools to receive ABA accreditation.

Signature Programs

Practice Centered

Since 1970 Washburn Law's live-client clinical program has provided an on-campus law firm setting where students represent real clients under the close supervision of faculty. The Externship Program enhances legal education through off-campus placements, which provide hands-on experience working on assignments that impact the lives of the people involved.

If you are interested in law school, you owe it to yourself to visit
Washburn University School of Law.

Washburn University School of Law
Admissions Office
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621
(785) 670-1185
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Now Accepting Applications for the Spring Start Program