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Juris Doctor Degree

Washburn Law recognizes that there are many different paths into and out of law school. To provide its graduates with the maximum flexibility for career options, Washburn Law has carefully designed its first-year and upper-level curriculum, including its requirements and electives, to ensure that graduates from its juris doctor program achieve and exceed the following ABA mandated learning outcomes:

  1. knowledge and understanding of substantive and procedural law;
  2. competence in legal analysis and reasoning, legal research, problem-solving, and oral and written communication in the legal context;
  3. ability to exercise proper professional and ethical judgment in carrying out responsibilities to clients and the legal system; and
  4. knowledge of other professional skills necessary to competently and ethically participate in the legal profession.

Washburn Law curriculum will enable graduates to demonstrate their ability to successfully participate in the professional environment that most juris doctors aspire to work in as practicing lawyers or as professionals in other disciplines.