Alumni Benefits & Services

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. 

Worldwide Alumni Benefits

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!

Alumni Weekend & Reunion

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 features class-specific events, tours of the law school, faculty lectures, and family activities. The weekend culminates in the Class Dinner & Alumni Awards presentation at an exclusive location in Washington, DC.  

Online Alumni Community and Lifetime Email

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 alumni@law.gwu.edu 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!

Jacob Burns Law Library

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.  

Gelman Library

Career Development

The Career Center'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. Keri McCoy counsels JD alumni who are at least one year post graduation. All other alumni should contact the Career Center to be referred to the appropriate counselor.

To schedule an appointment or mock interview either in-person or by phone, please contact the Career Center at 202-994-7340 or gwlawcareers@law.gwu.edu.

Learn more about Alumni Career Support

Leadership Directories

Alumni may access leadership directories through the Alumni Community (login required).

NALP Directory of Legal Employers

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.

GW Magazine

In addition to the GW Magazine sent to all GW alumni, GW Law Magazine issues are typically published in the fall and spring for GW Law alumni.

Special Interest Groups

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.

GWU Alumni Benefits

All Law School alumni are also automatically members of the George Washington Alumni Association (GWAA), which includes alumni from all schools within the University. Membership in the GWAA entitles you to additional alumni benefits.

 

Transcripts & Certifications

Transcripts

Official transcripts (with seal) must be requested from the University's Office of the Registrar.

In person:
Office of the Registrar @ Colonial Central
The Cloyd Heck Marvin Center - ground floor
800 21st Street, N.W.

By mail:
Office of the Registrar
2121 I Street, N.W.
Suite 101
Washington, DC 20052
Phone 202.994.4900

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.

Please check with the Records Office at 202.994.6261 or rec@law.gwu.edu to determine the appropriate office to assist you. 


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.

Loan Repayment Assistance Program

The Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) at The George Washington University Law School helps our J.D. graduates enjoy careers in public interest law despite their student loan obligations.  With funding from a dedicated endowment, substantially supplemented by the Law School Dean’s office, LRAP makes individual loans to our graduates each year; if a graduate remains in public interest employment at year’s end, these loans are forgiven.  Forgiveness of these particular loans is not considered income for tax purposes.

New applicants may apply at any time of year for LRAP assistance.  Continuing applicants are asked to apply by a set deadline, usually in May, but all applications – initial or continuing – are evaluated on a rolling basis as they are received and completed, even if received after the deadline.

Applicants are asked to investigate the U.S. Department of Education’s income-driven repayment plans. These programs will consolidate all outstanding public or government-subsidized loans (but not loans from private entities) and then set an affordable monthly loan payment obligation, which is changed each year to reflect changes in income. Applicants can begin the application process for LRAP before or after enrolling in a given repayment plan.

LRAP recipients work in a wide variety of occupations:  public defenders and prosecutors, legal aid and military justice, legislative and public policy attorneys, and more.  We help GW graduates across the nation and abroad to realize the public interest careers they sought when first entering law school. 

Inquiries about LRAP funding may be directed to Tamara Devieux-Adams at 202-994-7340 or tdadams@law.gwu.edu, or to Professor Suzanne Jackson at 202-994-6142 or sjackson@law.gwu.edu.

Documents and Forms

Alumni Benefits Brochure

Your relationship with GW Law and the law school doesn't have to end when you graduate. As a GW Law alum, you're granted immediate access to a wide variety of benefits.