George Washington University Law School

George Washington University Law School

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Basic Information
Type: 
Private
Enrollment: 
1487

The George Washington University Law School gets more applications than any other law school, except for Georgetown University. The school's location in the heart of Washington, D.C., is a big reason for that. GW Law is across the street from the World Bank, two blocks from the State Department, and three blocks from the White House. But its appeal is greater than location. 

The school excels in several practice areas, including environmental law, intellectual property, trial advocacy, international law, business and finance law, government procurement law, and cybersecurity and national security. The curriculum offers more than 275 elective courses in 19 practice areas. There are 88 full-time faculty members, including Rhodes Scholars and former Supreme Court clerks.

The school focuses on real practice while in law school and makes a commitment to mentoring and networking. It offers opportunities for mentoring by accomplished alumni, along with access to hundreds of internships and externships at the center of our nation’s power. The law school's professional development programming emphasizes issues like understanding law firm economics, how to work in teams, leadership skills, and client development skills.

That has helped it place graduates in jobs. The school's employment rate has been around 88 percent, similar to its crosstown rival, Georgetown. It betters the other D.C. schools when it comes to bar pass rate. For the Class of 2019, it recorded a 96.4 percent pass rate for first-time takers on the D.C. Bar. 

GW Law was ranked as the seventh best moot court program in the country for 2018-19 by the Blakeley Advocacy Institute. During 2018-19, GW Law won three national competitions, two regional competitions, five Best Briefs, and three Best Oral Advocate awards. Since 2000, GW Law students have won 13 alternative dispute resolution competitions, 15 mock trials, and 29 moot courts. Over the past 12 years, U.S. Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia, Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor, and Chief Justice John Roberts have presided over the finals of the school's moot court competition. Moreover, Justice Clarence Thomas co-teaches a weekly constitutional law seminar at GW Law.

Equally important, GW Law enjoys a sense of community and a strong culture of service. The Class of 2019 volunteered more than 81,362 pro bono hours to legal assistance projects, gaining valuable professional experience in the process.

Admission Profile
Application Deadline: 
3/1
Application Fee: 

$0

Financial Aid Deadline: 

6/1

 LSATGPA
75th Percentile1673.83
Median1663.73
25th Percentile1593.39
Financial Profile
 ResidentNon-Resident
Tuition$65,420$65,420
Tuition Part-time$48,300$48,300
Living Expenses
Median grant$20000
Percent receiving grants66.00%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
 Rate
Post-grad employment 94.00%
NJ Employment80.98
Bar Passage88.00%
State75.68%
Academic Profile
Best Law Schools 2019: Most Diverse: 
B+
Concentrations: 
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Business, Corporate, Banking
Criminal Law and Procedure
Employment and Labor Law
Entertainment Law
Environmental/Natural Resource Law
Family Law/Child & Family
Governmental Affairs and Regulations
Health Law
Human Rights
Intellectual Property Law
International Law
Litigation
Public Interest/Social Justice
Tax Law
Technology Law
Trial Advocacy
Website: 
www.law.gwu.edu