Academics

The George Washington Law School's curriculum and diverse academic opportunities are designed to give students the knowledge and skills they need to become effective advocates in any setting—large or small firm, public interest organization, government agency, academia, or the judiciary. Students are likewise prepared to serve in any capacity—counselor, litigator, mediator, negotiator, legislator, or lobbyist.

In addition to learning the fundamentals of law, our students have the opportunity to craft their own academic program by choosing among 275 elective course offerings—one of the most comprehensive catalogs of any law school in the nation. They gain hands-on legal experience through in-class instruction and a variety of experiential learning opportunities, including clinics, skills competitions, and field placement positions—all of which are enhanced by the Law School's DC location.

Academic Programs
Learn more about our J.D., LL.M., S.J.D., joint degrees, and summer programs.

Curriculum
With more than 275 elective courses, GW Law offers one of the most comprehensive offerings in the nation.

Academic Focus Areas
Explore areas of specialization across the curriculum.

Research Centers and Initiatives
Explore our programs that promote scholarship and add richness to the academic program.

Experiential Learning
Learn more about clinics, internships, and other opportunities that allow students to learn and experience law firsthand.

Public Interest & Pro Bono
Find out more information about opportunities that promote personal enrichment and community assistance.

Journals
Learn more about GW's seven scholarly journals.

Academic Calendar
View all of the important dates, deadlines, and holidays in GW Law's academic year.

Class Schedules and Registration
View information for the current semester.

Academic Integrity 
Learn more about the GW Law Policy on Academic Integrity.


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