Law Alumni Benefits

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Worldwide Alumni Events

The GW Law Alumni Office hosts more than 100 events around the world each year.  We sponsor regular events in Washington, DC and New York City, as well as regional events in California, Washington State, Texas, Illinois, Georgia, Florida, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and more.  Check the Alumni Event Calendar for upcoming events in your area!

Alumni Week and Reunion Weekend

Each year, the GW Law hosts two major events to welcome alumni back to the law school. Alumni Weekend comes in the Fall, and is an opportunity for all alumni to visit. There are interest-group based events, lectures, tours, and receptions for you to connect with faculty, students and fellow alums. Then, Reunion is held in the Spring and features class-specific events, tours of the law school, faculty lectures, and family activities. The weekend culminates in the Class Dinner & Alumni Awards presentation at an exclusive location in Washington, DC.  

Online Alumni Community and Lifetime Email

Keep your email address after you graduate.  Also, our Alumni Community allows you to search for GW Law Alumni, keep in touch with classmates through Groups and Discussion Forums, post class notes, share photos, update your contact information, and register for events online.  Login or Register today!

Jacob Burns Law Library

Law School alumni may use the Jacob Burns Law Library by presenting their GW Law Alumni Association membership card along with a photo ID. If you have misplaced your GWLAA membership card, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 202.994.7166 or  Browse the Services @ the Jacob Burns Law Library LibGuide and discover Law Library services specific to alumni under the "GW Law Alumni" tab, including information about the HeinOnline Law Journal Collection and access to a dedicated Westlaw terminal in the Library. Join the Friends of the Law Library and become eligible for borrowing privileges for the membership year.

Gelman Library

Alumni may also access GW's main library, the Gelman Library, by obtaining a GWorld Alumni ID card.

Career Development

The Career Center’s staff members are available to meet in person or to speak with graduates by phone. We are happy to discuss resume and cover letter preparation, interviewing tips, job search and career-related resources, job search strategies, networking, informational interviewing, and any other issues of interest to graduates. There are two fully-dedicated alumni counselors who are available to assist you. Click here for more information.

Leadership Directories

Alumni may access leadership directories through the Alumni Community (login required).

NALP Directory of Legal Employers

The National Association for Law Placement (NALP) publishes a directory of legal employers every year.  This directory is available through the Alumni Community (login required) and provides information on member firms, including firm profiles, contacts, salary information, hours, benefits, demographics, hiring criteria, and other valuable data for students and alumni. Students and graduates may search legal employers that fit certain criteria by doing an "Advanced Search."  Additionally, students and alumni may export data from the NALP Directory of Legal Employers into an Excel document to use for mail merge purposes.  Click here to access a PDF with mail merge instructions.  You must be a registered user of the Alumni Community to access this feature.

GW Magazine - Law School editions

In addition to the GW Magazine sent to all GW alumni, Law School issues are published in the fall and spring for GW Law alumni.

Special Interest Groups

Alumni may participate in special interest groups, as well. 

GWU Alumni Benefits

All Law School alumni are also automatically members of the George Washington Alumni Association (GWAA), which includes alumni from all schools within the University. Membership in the GWAA entitles you to additional alumni benefits.

Loan Replayment Asisstance Program

The Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) at GW Law School helps our JD graduates enjoy careers in public interest law despite their student loan obligations.  With funding from a dedicated endowment, substantially supplemented by the Law School Dean’s office, LRAP makes individual loans to our graduates each year.