We are excited to offer prospective students the chance to learn more about GW Law through a mix of live and recorded online sessions with admissions representatives, faculty, and current students.
Some of the sessions will be recorded and then posted. The other events will be live over Zoom, including drop-in “Ask Me Anything” events where a member of our admissions team will be taking your admissions questions over video chat, as well as discussions about student life with our Student Ambassadors where they will take your questions live. We look forward to connecting with you! The recorded sessions will be released and posted according to the schedule below, and Zoom links to the live sessions will be posted as the dates approach.
Please join members of the GW Law admissions team over Zoom to ask us anything that is on your mind. We look forward to virtually meeting you! Please note that registration is required. These sessions are for prospective students only. We will have separate Ask Me Anything sessions for waitlisted students later in the application cycle.
Wednesday, October 13th at 2 pm - Register
Wednesday, October 27th at 2 pm - Register
Please note that these sessions will not be recorded to facilitate candid conversations.
Dean Sophia Sim introduces Dr. Philip Hawkins, Director of Financial Aid, along with Christopher Pollard, Assistant Director, Financial Aid, and Beth Amurao, Senior Financial Aid Counselor. Dean Sim and the financial aid team chat about financial planning as a law student, and provide an overview of the ways their office can assist you.
Jordan Michel, SBA President
This session provides an overview of the SBA, with a focus on what new students should know about the SBA.
Adrian Snead, JD ‘11
Associate, Holland & Knight
Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) & Alliance of Latino Leadership & Policy (ALLP) Presidential Appointments Vetting Committee (2020); Vice Chair, ABA Committee on Cannabis Law & Policy (2019–2021)
GW Law Activities - Board Member, GW Latino Law Alumni Association, Former VP of Hispanic Law Students Association, Former intern at the White House, U.S. Department of Justice, and United States Senate
Military Law Society
Please join in on our conversation with 3L Henry Carras, who serves as the President of the Military Law Society, which is dedicated to promoting knowledge and awareness of military law issues affecting students, legal professionals, and members of America's armed forces. The society builds professional ties between interested students, the law school, and the Washington, D.C. community. The organization is committed to professional development and provides its membership and all law students opportunities to pursue internships and careers in the relevant areas of law.
Randall Wood, JD ‘14
Associate General Counsel for Cricut, the global leader in the connected DIY technology space
In his current role, Randy runs a legal team assisting with international growth, product launches, contract lifecycle, cybersecurity, data privacy, and supply- and distributor-chain logistics.
GW Law activities - Articles Editor of the George Washington International Law Review, Editor-in-Chief of The Nota Bene (GW Law Newspaper), Dean’s Fellow for the Legal Research & Writing Program, Judicial Intern for the United States Court of Federal Claims.
Catherine Betancourt, JD ‘17
Associate Attorney at Janice Flynn & Associates in London, UK
GW Law Activities - Equal Justice Foundation, Immigration Law Association, Law Revue (the play not the journal!), International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), Student Ambassadors, Hispanic Law Student Association, Student Attorney at Family Justice Litigation Clinic, Legal Intern at the U.S. Department of Justice in San Juan, PR
Ashley Carter, JD ’17
Equal Justice Works Fellow, DC Volunteer Lawyers Project
GW Law Activities - Student Ambassador Co-President, The George Washington International Law Review (Member); Moot Court Board (Member); Student Attorney with Criminal Appeals and Family Justice Litigation Clinics
Andrew “A.J.” Sutton, JD ’14
Bookoff McAndrews PLLC
GW Law Activities - Former Student Bar Association President and Asian/Pacific American Law Student Association President, Former Chair, GW Law Dean Search Student Advisory Committee, Staff Member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal
Lambda Law Co-Presidents Tola Ogunrinde (she/her) and Thomas Boley (he/him). The organization provides a network for professional and social interaction between LGBTQ+ and ally students, faculty, and legal professionals, and for the education of the Law School community about issues facing LGBTQ+ individuals.
Mike Michel, JD’ 15,
Associate, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
GW Law Activities - Association of Black Law Alumni President, former President of Black Law Student Association, Small Business Community and Economic Development Clinic Student Attorney
The Three Different Ways to Apply to GW Law
Sophia Sim, Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
This session will help you determine which application process is right for you: the regular admission process, the binding early decision process, or the binding Presidential Merit Scholarship Program, which awards full tuition.
An Overview of the Application Process
Matthew Dillard, Director of Admissions and Megan Spratt, Associate Director of Admissions
During this session, we will cover the different ways to apply and the various components of the application, including standardized test scores, grades, personal statement, resume, and letters of recommendation.
We will also address commonly asked questions about merit scholarships.
A Conversation with Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer
In honor of Constitution Day, GW will host a discussion with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer that will consider how the court has used the Constitution to make decisions that impact the nation’s politics today.
A Conversation on GW Law Student Life
Student Ambassador Leaders
Learn about all we do to leverage our location in the heart of downtown DC, from our field placement program to unparalleled networking opportunities, to venturing off campus to enjoy the many cultural (and free!) offerings that can only be found in DC.
A Typical Day in the Life of a GW Law Student
Our Student Ambassadors give you a sense of a typical schedule for both a 1L student, as well as an upperclassman. They also discuss their experiences involving journals, skills boards, clinics, and student organizations.
GW Law’s Part-Time, Evening Program
Matthew Dillard, Director of Admissions, and Adam Manning, a Student Ambassador Leader and current part-time student.
Learn about the application process for the evening program, personal experiences from part-time students, and what sets our evening program apart.
Student Wellness and Academic Support
Elizabeth Ewert, Associate Dean of Students
Learn about everything the Dean of Students Office does to enhance the law school experience, including providing our students with academic and personal advising, as well as collaborating on student governance, programming, wellness, and community inclusion.
Clinical Programs Overview
Laurie Kohn, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Dean Kohn gives an overview of the eleven clinics offered at GW Law, ranging from domestic violence to immigration, to human rights.
Advocacy Competitions at GW Law
David Johnson, Assistant Dean for Pro Bono & Advocacy Programs
Dean David Johnson engages in a conversation about how students can get involved in skills boards, including alternative dispute resolution, mock trial, and moot court.
Due to the university's mitigation efforts in response to COVID-19, in-person tours and class visits have been canceled. Still, if you have any questions about the admissions process or the GW Law experience, we'd be delighted to speak with you by phone. To make a phone appointment with an admissions counselor, please contact [email protected].
Staying in DC
The GW Visitor's Center has compiled a list of nearby hotels for your visit.
Things to Do While You're Here
Visit the District's official calendar of arts, cultural, and sporting events.
GW Law's City Visits
If you aren’t able to visit our nation’s capital, we look forward to meeting you when we visit your campus or city.