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


Alumni Spotlight: Patricia Lee

March 1, 2024

From student to jurist, GW Law highlights Justice Patricia Lee's inspiring journey.

First-Year Law Students Get Ready for Their Law School Experience

The impact of GW Law's Inaugural Pre-1L Course
February 26, 2024

GW Law pioneered an initiative to help incoming 1L students ease their way into law school.

The Pursuit of Happiness: How Classical Writers on Virtue Inspired the Lives of the Founders and Defined America

February 26, 2024

In Professor Rosen's new book, he examines what “the pursuit of happiness” meant to our nation’s Founders and how that famous phrase defined their lives.

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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

"Supreme Court agrees to hear Trump immunity case, delaying trial on election interference"

USAToday quoted Paul Berman on the unjustifiable timeline of former President Trump’s Immunity Hearing.

"ACE Names 26 Emerging Higher Education Leaders"

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education mentioned Dayna Bowen Matthew as a Top Higher Education Leader.

"A landmark case? Takeaways from Trump's immunity claim at Supreme Court" 

USA Today quotes Alan Morrison in the article theorizing the justices will focus on what action could be considered official.

"With unhurried schedule, Supreme Court gives Trump gift of time"

Courthouse News Service quoted Alan Morrison citing the political parties' argument and the DC indictment.

"Trump critics, some experts voice frustration over immunity claim case"

The Washington Post quoted Jonathan Turley about the pace in which the Supreme Court is hearing Trump’s Immunity Case, and that Smith likely has the upper hand.


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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