Located in Washington D.C., George Washington University has over 11,000 graduate students. GWU Law has over 1,500 students. This law school has programs for intellectual property, international and comparative law, environmental and energy law, business and finance law, national security and U.S. foreign relations law, and government contracts. On top of its programs, George Washington Law School has over 275 elective courses and 60 courses.
GWU Law has 18 practice areas within its law programs. GWU Law wants to make law interactive, so students participate in law clinics, such as the Jacob Burns Community Clinics. Students experience court scenarios through moot court competitions. The Field Placement Office has externships in the U.S Department of Justice, the U.S. State Department, and other government agencies. There are law student organizations and journals, such as the George Washington Law Review, to get involved in. At GWU Law, there is a great variety of study abroad programs in Augsburg, Oxford, Munich, Netherlands, Milan, Canada, and Mexico.
Since there are over 24,000 alumni, there are plenty of former students to network with from GWU Law. Most of the law school graduates have gone on to work for the government and other major law firms. Alumni are professions range from senators to judges.
Students have access to the Jacob Burns Law Library’s extensive collection of scholarly and historic works. The law school faculty has experience in the courtroom and they bring their professional knowledge to the classroom. The faculty to student ratio is low and this allows students to be able to have a closer personal guidance in their education. Mentoring is provided through a program called, “Inns of the Court,” which allows students to be able to develop the skills needed in the courtroom. GWU Law is associated with with the Association of American Law Schools and the American Bar Association.
The George Washington University Law School
Office of Admissions
700 20th Street, NW
Phone: (202) 994-7230
Early Decision/Early Action deadline: January 1
Regular decision: March 1
Applicants must take the LSAT no later than February.
GWU law school students must start in the fall.
Number of 2016 applicants: 6,710
Number of 2016 matriculants: 471
LSAT (median): 165
GPA (median): 3.71
LSAT (25 to 75 percentile): 158 to 166
GPA (25 to 75 percentile): 3.38 to 3.80
Tuition (2016-2017): $54,114
Room, board and other: $26,007
Total estimated cost of attendance: $80,121
Students who receive grants: 70.6%
Median grant amount: $16,000
George Washington Law School does not offer conditional scholarships.
Bar passage differential: 10.26%
Transfers out: 38
Net transfers: 71