After completing a roster of traditional core classes, students can choose to emphasize in one of five areas, which include intellectual property law and interdisciplinary learning. The interdisciplinary learning curriculum is regulated by the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies. Students can also opt to enroll in five joint degree programs, such as a JD/MA in East Asian studies offered in conjunction with the school of arts and sciences.
The school enjoys a good regional reputation with employers, particularly firms in the Chicago and St. Louis area. Students can also participate in interviewing programs in major cities on the East and West Coasts.
According to Vault's survey, students love the school's laid-back, collegial atmosphere, as well as the cheap housing available in the St. Louis area. Housing centers around the Clayton and Central West End neighborhoods, where law student bars and hangouts are. WUSL Law also hosts a Friday happy hour, organized by a different student organization each week.