ABOUT WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

The School of Law and the Institute for Global Legal Studies benefit immensely from being part of one of the world's great research universities. Founded in 1853, Washington University has a long tradition of excellence in both education and research and a commitment to making a difference in the world.

Washington University is a medium-sized university. Its 12,000 students come from all fifty states in the United States and from more than 100 countries. 87% are from out of state.

A few facts and figures paint a picture of extraordinary contribution to human knowledge:

· 21 Nobel Laureates have been associated with Washington

University. Of those, nine did the major portion of their pioneering research here.

· Four Washington University faculty members have been awarded MacArthur fellowships.

· Two have received the National Book Award and three have received the National Book Critics Circle Award.

· Three poets laureate and seven Pulitzer Prize winners have been associated with Washington University.

· Nine faculty members have received the National Medal of Science.

· 25 current faculty members have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, and 22 other current faculty have been elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

· 21 current faculty members have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

· With the 7th-largest endowment of all private universities in the United States, Washington University has been able to support an assortment of ambitious educational and research initiatives.

· The undergraduate college is consistently ranked in America's top 20. The School of Social Work in recent years has been ranked 1st or 2nd in the nation. The School of Medicine is consistently ranked in the nation's top 5.

This record of innovation and success makes the other departments of Washington University valuable partners with the School of Law and the Institute for Global Legal Studies. We collaborate on teaching, research, conferences, and other projects, to the benefit of our students and the community.

Washington University Main Campus
Washington University's main campus