Welcome to the Inns of Court Community
The Inns of Court program offers GW Law students support and guidance from a diverse set of advisors dedicated to enriching their law school experience and enhancing their career opportunities. As 1Ls, students are assigned to one of six Inns of Court, named after former Supreme Court Justices, and take all 1L classes with their Inn. Their Inn remains their community for the next few years. We borrowed the "Inns of Court" name from the British institutions that traditionally trained barristers and regulated their practice.
Within each Inn, students are provided:
- an advisory team of faculty, administrators, staff, and upper-class students who help them transition to and thrive in law school, and assist them in developing their legal career paths. Students work with their advisors both in a group setting and one-on-one.
- weekly sessions on professional development, well-being, and how to succeed in law school. They also have opportunities to meet with alumni and practicing attorneys to learn about a range of legal practice areas and settings and to build professional relationships.
- an early focus on career satisfaction and career development. Through the Inns of Court, we help students determine what type of career will be meaningful to them and we connect them with practitioners and alumni for informational interviews to begin to lay the foundation for their post-graduate job search.
This dynamic combination of support and career development from the first week of law school is a distinguishing feature of the GW Law experience.
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“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.
– Michael Komo, J.D. ‘15
Advisor to the Thurgood Marshall Inn of Court