Admissions

Law in Action: The Legal World at Your Doorstep

At GW Law, legal education happens both inside and outside the classroom. With world-renowned faculty and a location only four blocks from the White House, GW Law puts students at the center of the legal world and helps them develop the expertise to succeed in that world. This combination of location and expertise helps our students gain a competitive advantage both as they earn their degrees and as they enter the job market. Our students combine theoretical learning with practical, hands-on education through a variety of opportunities including clinics, skills competitions, and field placement positions with the leading policy-making offices and institutions that surround GW Law.

We receive approximately 10,000 applications for 500 spots in the J.D. entering class, making it one of the most competitive law schools in the nation. The Law School also enrolls highly-qualified students from about 45 countries each year in its Master of Laws and Doctor of Juridical Science degree programs.

In addition to the support and guidance provided by the Admissions staff, GW Law's Financial Aid Office works with students to ensure each new student receives the most generous aid package available. Between 85 and 90 percent of GW Law students receive some aid, and there are numerous scholarships and grants available.

Review admission requirements, deadlines, check the status of your application, and information about the application process for the following programs:


Records
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Financial Aid
Find information on loans, scholarships, grants, and other ways to finance the GW Law education.

Housing
Discover the DC neighborhoods that the GW Law community calls home.


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