GW Law Exists to Make an Impact on the Law and the World

Today, GW Law prepares students with the theoretical and practical knowledge to view the law in an increasingly global context. With an extensive curriculum, a faculty of well-respected scholars and practitioners, high-quality externship opportunities in the nation’s capital, robust mentorship programs, and an emphasis on professionalism and career development, we assist students in exploring the law in depth and finding their own place within it.

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Our Impact


DC Introduces Animal in Housing Act Amendment written by Professor Schaffner and GW Law Animal Welfare Project

June 14, 2024

The bill is designed to provide accessible and affordable housing for individuals and families with companion animals and more.

3 Questions with Nina Totenberg

June 10, 2024

GW Law was honored to host Nina Totenberg as the keynote speaker of the 157th Commencement.

Two GW Law Alums Have Been Appointed Immigration Judges

June 5, 2024

The Executive Office for Immigration Review announced the appointment of 20 immigration judges.

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Degree Programs

GW Law offers a range of degrees designed to equip students with the legal knowledge they need to make a difference in the world. We encourage you to explore our degree programs and consider the quality of education provided at the George Washington University Law School.

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"The GW Law community is overwhelmingly supportive. My law school experience is significantly better with the advice, guidance, and support of my GW Law family. So don’t be afraid to ask others for help, including me. Networking is the vehicle that drives professional success, especially in DC. It is critical to find people who are willing to invest in you."

Leila M. Diallo
Class of 2023


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GW Law by the Numbers



Total First-Year Applications


Countries Represented


Practice Areas Offered

2.5 Miles

From the Supreme Court of the United States


Student Organizations



Faculty in the News

WJLA-ABC7 | Paul Schiff Berman - May 30, 2024

WJLA-ABC7 quoted Paul Schiff Berman on Trump’s guilty charges in New York Hush Money case.

Scripps News | Jonathan Siegel - June 16, 2024

Scripps News spoke to Jonathan Siegel about the Supreme Court’s pending ruling on the Chevron doctrine.

"ACLU files lawsuit against Biden's order limiting number of asylum seekers entering US"

WTTG-Fox5 spoke to Cori Alonso-Yoder "ACLU files lawsuit against Biden's order limiting number of asylum seekers entering US."

Fox News | Jonathan Turley - June 16, 2024

Fox News spoke to Jonathan Turley about the Hunter Biden conviction.


Current Students

Attending GW Law is about more than receiving a law degree. It’s about the activities you’ll get involved with, the traditions you’ll partake in, the people you’ll meet, and the memories you’ll make. 


A dynamic combination of support and career development from the start of each student’s legal education sets the GW Law experience apart from all others.

Alumni & Giving

GW Law alumni forge lasting relationships with one another—as well as with faculty and staff—that enrich their lives and careers and present unique experiences. 


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