Your Personalized Pathway: Inns of Court
The Inns of Court program plays an important role throughout our students' time at GW Law. Each incoming 1L is assigned to one of six Inns, named after influential Supreme Court Justices throughout history. Their Inn is their community for the next few years, providing them with the tools to discover fulfilling career paths, develop skills, and get the very most out of their law school experience.
Each Inn provides its members with opportunities for:
• Community Building - an advisory team of faculty, administrators, staff, and upper-class students dedicated to making our students feel connected, heard, and responded to. Inns meet as a group at least once per week so their members can engage with their Advisors and with each other, building friendships and a professional network that will last throughout their entire careers.
• Career Development - weekly sessions with guest speakers and practicing attorneys that offer chances to discover individualized career paths in the legal profession that match our student's vast strengths and areas of interest.
• Professional and Personal Growth - various events geared towards nurturing all of the key areas that help law students thrive and lead to future success and career satisfaction, from professional resilience and industry insights to mental health and well-being.
This dynamic combination of support and career development from the start of your legal education sets the GW Law experience apart from all others.
“The Inns of Court provides several opportunities. On the career side, networking with current practitioners provides insight into areas of interest, and establishes an early network for internships and jobs. On the community side, you bond with fellow 1Ls, which helps build community and camaraderie. The program also connects students with alumni mentors, which has significantly eased my transition to law school.”
– Michael Komo, J.D. ‘15