ABA Required Disclosures (Standard 509)

Standard 509 of the American Bar Association Standards and Rules of Procedure for the Approval of Law Schools requires the Law School to disclose a variety of consumer information on its website. This page provides convenient access to that information.

Standard 509 Information Report

The ABA Standard 509 information reports contain basic information about the Law School regarding admissions, curriculum, enrollment, financial aid, tuition and other required areas in an ABA-approved format.

2014 Standard 509 Report

Employment Outcomes

Detailed employment statistics about our recent graduates, including the ABA employment summary reports, are available below.

ABA Employment ReportsClass of 2013 | Class of 2012 | Class of 2011

NALP Reports2013 | 2012 | 2011

2014 Bar Passage Data

W&L graduates had an 89.19% bar passage rate for first time takers in Virginia on the July 2014 examination, the second highest percentage of Virginia schools and nearly a tie for first place (the average passing rate for all first time Virginia takers was 72.86%). Nationally, W&L Class of 2014 graduates had a 90% passage rate on bar exams in all states.

Class of 2014 graduates took the bar exam in 26 jurisdictions: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

The five most popular jurisdictions for Class of 2014 graduates were Virginia, New York, California, Georgia and Maryland. The Class of 2014 pass rates for these jurisdictions are listed below. The numbers in parentheses represent total number of 2014 graduates who passed the bar exam divided by the total number of 2014 graduates who sat for the bar exam in that jurisdiction:

  • Virginia – 88.9% (32/36)
  • New York – 88.2% (15/17)
  • California – 87.5% (7/8)
  • Georgia – 100% (7/7)
  • Maryland – 85.7% (6/7)

Admissions Data

Current Entering Class Profile

ABA Scholarship Retention Data

Washington and Lee Law School does not award scholarships that are conditional on law school academic performance; therefore we do not post an ABA ‘conditional scholarship retention worksheet.’

Transfer of Credit

Our transfer of credit policy is available here.

Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid

Information about tuition and fees is available here.

Information about financial aid is available here.

Refund Policies

Information about the refund policies that apply to students who leave school during the semester is available here.

Curricular Offerings