As an alumnus of GW Law, you are entitled to a variety of benefits and services, from career services to library access. Learn about the many benefits of being a GW Law alumnus below.
The GW Law Alumni Office hosts more than 100 events around the world each year. We sponsor regular events in Washington, DC and New York City, as well as regional events in California, Florida, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and more. Check the Alumni Event Calendar for upcoming events in your area!
Each year, the GW Law hosts two major events to welcome alumni back to the law school.
Fall- Alumni Weekend is an opportunity for all alumni to visit. There are interest-group based events, lectures, tours, and receptions for you to connect with faculty, students and fellow alums.
Summer- Reunion Weekend Weekend features class-specific events, tours of the law school, faculty lectures, and family activities. The weekend culminates in the Class Dinner and Alumni Awards presentation at an exclusive location in Washington, DC.
GW Law provides opportunities for its alumni to continue their legal education through auditing a class, referred to as Supplemental Legal Education (SLE).
To audit a class, you will need to do the following:
- Contact the Dean of Students Office: 202-994-8320 or [email protected]
- Complete this form and return it to Megan Gabrielson in the Dean of Students Office at [email protected]
Please keep the following in mind when you consider auditing a class:
- Classes are charged at a per credit rate.
- Ability to audit a class is contingent upon approval of the Dean of Students Office and the professor.
- The GW Law audit process is not associated with the GW Alumni office and that discount does not apply.
- The application is due prior to the first week of classes of the semester you would like to audit.
Official transcripts (with seal) must be requested from the University's Office of the Registrar.
Office of the Registrar @ Colonial Central
University Student Center - ground floor
800 21st Street, N.W.
Office of the Registrar
2121 I Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20052
More detailed information is provided by the Office of the Registrar.
Bar Examination Certification
The Law School Records Office can usually supply the needed documents for your bar application. Certain forms, however, must be completed by the University Registrar.
LLB to JD Transfer Form
Alumni who graduated prior to 1968 and received an LLB degree can transfer the LLB to a JD degree.
Please complete and submit the Request to Exchange LLB for JD Degree Form [pdf] to have your diploma reissued.
The George Washington University Law School Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) provides limited financial assistance to GW Law graduates who have taken out law school loans to help pay the costs of a JD degree and who are employed in qualifying law-related public interest or public service positions. For those who are eligible, LRAP will repay to the graduate an amount not to exceed the annual amount that the graduate pays on interest and principal for those loans.
The GW LRAP is funded and operated through the GW Law and should not be confused with the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) or other Income-Based Repayment (IBR) plans coordinated through the US Department of Education.
Determination of individual GW LRAP award amounts depends on the availability of GW Law funding to the LRAP each year. Applicants must apply each year for a new LRAP award, and eligibility criteria and award amounts are subject to change. LRAP awards may only assist with law school debts associated with a GW Law degree; undergraduate debts or debts from other graduate programs are not eligible.
"The 2018-2019 LRAP Program is currently closed. Details regarding the 2019-2020 LRAP Program availability will be posted to this website by August 1, 2019.
For inquiries regarding LRAP funding, please email [email protected]. If you request a return phone call, please indicate the best time and best phone number for reaching you.
The Office of Alumni Career Development and Mentorship (ACDM) counsels JD alumni who are at least one year post graduation*. ACDM's staff members are available to meet in person or to speak with graduates by phone. We are happy to discuss resume and cover letter preparation, interviewing tips and preparation, job search and career-related resources, job search strategies, networking, informational interviewing, and any other issues of interest to graduates.
To schedule an appointment or mock interview either in-person or by phone, please contact ACDM at (202) 994-1320 or [email protected].
*All other alumni should contact the Career Center to be referred to the appropriate counselor.
Alumni can get involved by volunteering to mentor a current student. As mentors, alumni are in a position to give real-world advice that can be invaluable to students as they enter the legal field. We encourage our alumni mentors to schedule in-person meetings or calls with their mentee and to consider connecting at GW Law events that are held throughout the year.
Sign up to mentor today or contact the Office of Alumni Career Development and Mentorship about the program at (202) 994-1320, or [email protected].
*Alumni who are less than one year post-graduation are invited to register as mentees using the registration form above.
The GW Law Alumni Community allows you to
- Update your information online
- Register for events
- Search for classmates
- Visit your class page
- Join a group based on geographic area or interest
Already have a username affiliated with GW Law? Simply login!
Need to set up an account? Visit our Registration page. You will need your Login ID#, which is a randomly assigned seven to ten digit number.
If you are unable to locate your ID#, please contact the GW Law Alumni Office at 202.994.7166 or [email protected] for assistance.
You are able to keep your @law.gwu.edu email address after you graduate. Also, our Alumni Community allows you to search for GW Law Alumni, keep in touch with classmates through Groups and Discussion Forums, post class notes, share photos, update your contact information, and register for events online. Login or Register today!
Alumni may access leadership directories through the Alumni Community (login required).
The National Association for Law Placement (NALP) publishes a directory of legal employers every year. This directory is available through the Alumni Community (login required) and provides information on member firms, including firm profiles, contacts, salary information, hours, benefits, demographics, hiring criteria, and other valuable data for students and alumni. Students and graduates may search legal employers that fit certain criteria by doing an "Advanced Search." Additionally, students and alumni may export data from the NALP Directory of Legal Employers into an Excel document to use for mail merge purposes. You must be a registered user of the Alumni Community to access this feature.
Alumni may participate in special interest groups. These groups reflect the interests and makeup of GW Law's diverse alumni volunteers, and provide the impetus for various initiatives, activities, and events.
GW Law School Alumni may use the Jacob Burns Law Library with their GW Law Alumni Association (GWLAA) membership card.
To receive a GWLAA membership card: Please visit the second floor of the Dean’s Suite in the E Building of the Law School (2000 H St NW). Please report to the front desk and provide your name and graduation year for verification of alumni status and to obtain the membership card. If you have misplaced your GWLAA membership card, you may also obtain a replacement at the Dean’s Suite.
To access the Jacob Burns Law Library: Present the membership card to the front desk of the library. Please note that alumni do not have borrowing privilege at the Jacob Burns Law Library.
GW Law alumni receive monthly curated news straight to their inbox with exclusive alumni-specific content, including alumni news and class notes.
All law school alumni are eligible for additional benefits including discounts and on-campus resources.