Congratulations on your admission to The George Washington University Law School! On behalf of all deans, faculty, and staff, we welcome you to the law school community. We look forward to greeting you during this year's virtual Orientation.
Student Bar Association
All students of the law school are members of the SBA, the law school’s student government. Through its elected officers and representatives, the SBA acts as an advocate of the student body, oversees the funding of student organizations, and sponsors a number of social, professional, and community service programs and events. Students take an active role in the academic and institutional development of the School through the SBA’s participation on the faculty–student committees dealing with faculty tenure and appointments, curriculum development, student recruitment, any incidents of discrimination and harassment, and public interest involvement. All students are encouraged to participate in SBA elections and to take advantage of the programs and activities that the SBA sponsors throughout the year, including the First-Year Mentoring Program; the Halloween Party; the Barrister’s Ball; weekly “Bar Reviews”; annual blood, food, and clothing drives; used book sales; as well as several community service projects and activities involving the American Bar Association Law Student Division.
Academic Awards Ceremony
A number of endowment-funded prizes are awarded each year to students who excel in a wide variety of academic pursuits -- from outstanding performance in specific courses, to clinical dedication, to victories in advocacy competitions, to overall academic performance. These students are honored at an Academic Awards Ceremony held the day before Commencement, and our office organizes that event on behalf of the Dean.