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 Peter Meyers Wins Dateline Award for Washington Lawyer Commentary

July 12, 2024

His article, “Take a Chance? Releasing D.C. Prisoners Under the Second Look Amendment Act,” won best in criticism among newsletter and trade publications.

Jill Chien, JD '24, Receives Equal Justice Works Public Interest Award

July 8, 2024

Selected for her innovation, impact, and dedication to public interest law, Jill was honored for outstanding service in volunteer work, internships, and more.

Marty Adelman’s Contributions Celebrated with Honorary Fellowship Award

July 3, 2024

A patent-law expert, Adelman has lectured in more than 40 countries and testified in more than 190 patent infringement cases.

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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

“The Supreme Court Is Gaslighting Us All"

The New York Times quoted Mary Anne Franks on the Supreme Court’s distance from the impacts of its decisions on the American People.

"Louisiana Wants the Ten Commandments in College Classrooms, Too"

Inside Higher Ed quoted Ira C. Lupu on what the context of the argument of separation of church v state will rely on.

"The Pending Kroger–Albertsons Merger Could Fundamentally Change How Americans Grocery Shop"

Slate quoted William Kovacic on the political outcomes of the Kroger-Albertsons Merger affecting the cost of voter’s groceries.

"Supreme Court’s Trump immunity ruling shows risk of Jack Smith’s approach"

The Washington Post quoted Jessica Tillipman on the McDonnell decision’s importance in understanding the Supreme Court’s thinking on corruption cases.


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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