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 Lolita Darden Answers Politico's 5 Questions

March 27, 2023

In Politico's weekly feature, they asked Professor Lolita Darden about her thoughts on adapting to AI, IP protections in the information age, and more.

GW Law Students Welcomed by the Army's Judge Advocate General at the Pentagon

March 23, 2023

This tour allowed students to meet with Lieutenant General Risch, receive a personal Pentagon tour, and learn about career opportunities.

GW Law Students Offering Free Tax Return Help

March 22, 2023

Certified volunteers will prepare tax returns until April 16 on a first-come, first-served basis.

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5 Conversations with Justice Stephen Breyer

Join GW Law for a series of conversations with retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. Each conversation will feature a different moderator who will interview Justice Breyer about his life before, leading up to, and as a Supreme Court Justice.

Giving Day 2023: April 4-5

Nearly 2,500 donors contributed to last year’s Giving Day. Let’s raise even higher April 4 through 5 to support our amazing students. For our on-campus community, join your fellow students, faculty, and staff on April 4 from 12-3 pm in Kogan Plaza to make a gift, enjoy live music, activities, and more.


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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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Garrett Gunner Swope

"I chose GW Law because I knew that I would have access to opportunities that simply could not be replicated elsewhere. So many schools advertise study abroad programs in DC just to get a flicker of what it means to participate in our political climate. Meanwhile, GW Law sits quietly next to the giants of geopolitics—the World Bank, the IMF, the White House, and its countless agencies that dictate the affairs of the United States. "

Garrett Gunner Swope
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 Feds Have a Low-carbon Shopping List. It’s Global"

Steven Schooner was quoted by E&E News ClimateWire.

"Why Alvin Bragg’s Case Against Trump is Falling Apart"

Jonathan Turley wrote for the New York Post about Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg’s criminal case against Donald Trump for payments to Stormy Daniels.

"Not So Fast, Rep. Graves—The FAA Statute is Ambiguous"

Jonathan Siegel wrote for The Hill about the interpretation of a statute that shouldn’t prevent President Biden’s nominee to serve as administrator of the FAA.

"New Jersey Judge Becomes Latest Obama Appointee to Resign Early"

John Collins was quoted by Reuters about the retirement ages of federal judges appointed by Obama.

"Wife of Fugitive Roy McGrath Doesn’t Know Author Behind Book, Her Attorney Says"

Stephen Saltzburg was quoted by the Baltimore Sun about the wife of fugitive Roy McGrath.


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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