Admitted Students Welcome admitted students!

Thank you for your interest in Washington and Lee Law and congratulations on your admission - we look forward to getting to know you better in the coming months! We know you have a number of attractive options for law study, and we stand ready to assist you as you evaluate your choices. We have assembled some of the information you may need on this webpage; should you have any questions, or need additional information, please feel free to contact us. We are happy to help!

Join our Facebook Group

We have a Facebook group for admitted students. The closed group is entitled "W&L Law - Admitted Students Group," and the page will be monitored throughout the coming months by our Law Ambassadors and Kirgis Fellows. We encourage you to join our group and participate in the ongoing conversation about W&L Law.

Schedule an Individual Visit

Visiting is easily the best way to experience all that our law school and Lexington have to offer. For more information about available visitation times for the semester, please see our Visit Schedule.

Save the Date for Admitted Student Open House

We will hold three Admitted Student Weekend Open House events in the spring of 2016. We strongly encourage all accepted students to attend an Open House so they can experience W&L Law for themselves and learn more about what makes this law school unique. Open Houses will occur February 26-27, March 18-19, and April 1-2. We are happy to provide hotel accommodations, meals and help with travel expenses during your Open House visit.  More Open House information will be available from this page in January 2016.

Submit your Deposit

Please see our Accepting Our Offer of Admission webpage for instructions on how to accept your seat (including the link to our online payment page) as well as information on deferred enrollment.


For an academic survey of your three years on campus, please see our J.D. program overview. Our course descriptions for first year, as well as those for second and third year offer more detailed information regarding individual courses. We encourage you to learn more about the W&L Law curriculum, the four journal offerings, and the Moot Court program.

Life in Lexington

To learn more about all that Lexington and the W&L campus community has to offer please see our comprehensive review of Life in Lexington. For those law students moving to Lexington with significant others and/or families please visit our Students with Significant Others page for an in-depth guide to living in Lexington with a family.

FAQs for Incoming Students


For more information about off-campus housing, please see our Housing webpage. Housing in Lexington is varied, plentiful and reasonably priced.

On-Campus Dining

The University offers a number of meal plan options and dining locations. Visit the Dining Services webpage for details. Please know that you do NOT need a student ID number to purchase a meal plan.

Financing Your Legal Education

Admitted students will be notified of any potential merit scholarship in their admission packet.  Merit scholarship awards can vary greatly, from a $5,000 award to, in some cases, close to full tuition. For more information about tuition, fees, the merit scholarship award process and educational loans, please see the following webpages:

Third-Party Scholarship Listing


Orientation schedules will be available in the Summer of 2016.  Students should reference the university calendar for the first day of Orientation and the first day of classes.

Policies on Accommodating Students with Disabilities

Documentary Requirements for Matriculating Students

Billing Information

Washington and Lee utilizes and online billing and payment system. This online payment system, called Generals Payment System (or "GPS"), allows students to view their bills and make payments online. Please consult the Business Office webpage for more payment information.

Still have questions? We know you have a great deal to consider in the coming months, and we are happy to help in any way we can. We are available by phone and email: or 540.458.8503.