George Washington University Law School

The George Washington University Law School, commonly referred to as GW Law, was founded in 1865 and is the oldest law school in the District of Columbia. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. It is located on the campus of The George Washington University at the corner of 20th and H Streets in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact Website (Website) http://www.law.gwu.edu/
Admissions Dean (Admissions Dean) admissions@law.gwu.edu
Location (Location) Washington, DC
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Quick Facts

Founded : 1865
ABA Accredited : Yes
AALS Member : Yes

Rankings

US News Week : 25
Vault Top 25 : 18
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Median LSAT : 165
Median GPA : 3.71
Acceptance Rate : 40%


GW Law School Admissions

GW Law School is considered a Competitive law school, which accepts only 40% of its applicants. Comparatively, Gw is Significantly Higher than the average cost for law school.

  Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2020 6710 2665 (39.72%) 471 (7.0%)
  25% Median 75%
GPA 3.38 3.71 3.80
LSAT 158 165 166

Tuition And Financial AID

  In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $54,114 $54,114
Part Time $40,005 $40,005
Living Expenses  
Living on-campus: $26,007
Living off-campus: $26,007
Living at home: $26,007

Important Dates

Early Decision 1 : 01/15
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : 03/01
Application Fee : $80

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GW Law School Community

GW Law School is considered to have a Somewhat Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Gw is Average.

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FACULTY STATISTICS

  • Full Time : 71
  • Part Time : 276

FACULTY

  • # Female Faculty : 129
  • # Minority Faculty : 52

RATIO

24.0 Students

1 Faculty

HOUSING OPTIONS

  • On Campus Housing : Yes
  • Graduate Housing : Yes
  • Law Specific Housing : Yes

GW Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. George Washington University 1L section size is 30% larger than law schools in Washington DC and 40% larger than all PRIVATE law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

GW Law School: 244
Washington DC Average: 170
PRIVATE School Average: 146
  • Positions Available in Advanced Courses
  • Simulation Courses : 1315
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics : 183
  • Students Involved in Advanced Activities
  • Field Placements : 417
  • Law Journals : 1306
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials : 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year : 9.5%
  • Second Year : 1.1%
  • Third Year : 0.4%
  • Fourth Year : 2.5%

GW Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The George Washington University class of 2015 had an employment rate of 93% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2015, 83.3%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

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Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 48.0%
  • Business: 12.0%
  • Government: 21.0%
  • Public Interest: 8.0%
  • Academia: 1.0%
  • District Of Columbia: 48%
  • New York: 13%
  • Virginia: 10%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 83.3%
  • First Time Takers: 575
  • Average School: 86.2%
  • Average State: 76.0%
  • Pass Difference: 10.3%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • New York : 78.6%
  • Passed : 141 of 153 (92.2%)
  • State Average : 76.0%
  • Difference : 13.6%