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University of Washington

Seattle, WA

Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is a public institution residing on 703 urban acres in Seattle, Washington.  In addition to the traditional J.D., UW Law also offers students joint degree programs in conjunction with other UW academic departments.  Notable alumni of the University of Washington School of Law include William Gates, Sr., cochair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and father of Bill Gates.

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Boston College

Newton, MA

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Fordham University

New York, NY

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University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

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Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA

Founded in 1749, Washington and Lee University is a private institution residing on 430 rural acres in Lexington, Virginia.  First and second year curriculums at the Washington and Lee University School of Law include required courses and electives, while the third focuses on training students through problem-based practicum courses, externships, and clinics.  Stokely Caldwell, Jr., a renowned sports lawyer at Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, is a W&L Law School graduate.

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University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

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Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC

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