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


Professor Robert Brauneis Receives Honorary Degree from the University of Augsburg

November 27, 2023

This honorary doctorate in law was awarded in recognition of Professor Brauneis's contributions to the German-American legal dialogue.

Chickasaw Advocate at GW Law: Morgan Gray's Journey and the Call for Indigenous Representation

November 21, 2023

Morgan Gray, Class of 2024, advocates for Tribal Nations, strives to establish a NALSA chapter and promotes Indigenous awareness in DC.

In Latest Round of Seed Grants, Equity Institute Funds Community Health Research Network and Clinical Tool for Nursing Home Nurses

November 20, 2023

The Equity Institute has provided over $650K in funding for interdisciplinary projects and convened experts addressing racial, ethnic and economic inequality.

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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


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Faculty in the News

"Appeals court considers Trump speech restrictions in 2020 election case"

Agence France-Presse quoted Catherine Ross discussing Trump’s gag orders.

"Defeated Virginia candidate whose explicit videos surfaced says she may not be done with politics"

The Associated Press quoted Mary Anne Franks on the legalities surrounding  revenge porn, specifically in politics.

"Trump to test the limits of the First Amendment at high-stakes hearing over gag order constitutionality"

CNN quoted Catherine Ross over the Trump’s gag order and the current appeal claims.

Spectrum News | Paul Schiff Berman - November 21, 2023

Spectrum News spoke to Paul Schiff Berman, the Walter S. Cox Professor of Law, about the future of the Voting Rights Act.

"Haley walks back declaration that all social media users must be verified"

The Washington Post quoted Mary Anne Franks on who and what type of speech the U.S. government and private practices can establish around free speech.


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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