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!


The Orientation schedules are now available (below). Note that there may be slight changes to the Orientation schedule in the days to come.  1L Classes begin Monday, August 24.

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.

Attend an Open House

We will hold three Admitted Student Weekend Open House events in the spring of 2015. 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 27-28, March 20-21, and April 10-11. Click here to register for an Open House.


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.

Join our Facebook Group

We have a Facebook group for admitted students. The closed group is entitled "Washington and Lee U. School of Law - Admitted Students," 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.


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

Our first round of merit scholarship awards will be mailed out in mid-January. Approximately 70% of our current students received merit scholarship awards. For more information about tuition, fees, the merit scholarship award process and educational loans, please see the following webpages:

Additional Scholarships

Third-Party Scholarship Listing

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.

FAQs for Incoming Students

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: Shawn D. McShay, Assistant Dean for Admissions. We can also be reached by phone at 540.458.8503.